Global Patent Index - EP 1026965 A1

EP 1026965 A1 2000-08-16 - MELON JUICE

Title (en)

MELON JUICE

Title (de)

MELONENSAFT

Title (fr)

JUS DE MELON

Publication

EP 1026965 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98938863 A

Priority

  • EP 98938863 A
  • EP 97115904 A
  • IB 9801351 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0901757A1] The present invention relates to a melon juice concentrate which is useful as a component in melon juice comprising beverages. Typically such beverage comprise an organoleptically objectionable cucumber flavour which is imported with the melon juice concentrate. In contrast the melon juice concentrate according to the present invention is free of organoleptically objectionable cucumber flavours. The present invention also relates to a process for providing the melon juice concentrate and a beverage comprising the melon juice concentrate. The melon juice concentrate being provided by the following process steps in the indicated order providing a liquid melon extract slurry; adjusting said liquid melon extract slurry to a pH of 4 or less; treating said pH adjusted melon slurry with a pectinase enzyme; clarifying said enzyme treated slurry by filtration to have at least a clarity of 95% at 630 nano meters wave length of light to provide a clear liquid; concentrating said clear liquid by heating to remove water and to remove aroma components to a level without detectable organoleptically objectionable cucumber flavour to provide said melon juice concentrate; wherein all process steps are carried out such that the oxygen content in the liquid phase of said liquid melon extract slurry, said clear liquid and said melon juice concentrate is maintained below 4 ppm.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A23L 2/00; A23L 2/10; A23L 2/76

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A23L 2/00 (2006.01); A23L 2/02 (2006.01); A23L 2/10 (2006.01); A23L 2/72 (2006.01); A23L 2/76 (2006.01); A23L 2/84 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A23L 2/84 (2013.01); A23L 2/02 (2013.01); A23L 2/10 (2013.01); A23L 2/72 (2013.01); A23L 2/76 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9913740A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0901757 A1 19990317; AU 8745198 A 19990405; EP 1026965 A1 20000816; WO 9913740 A1 19990325

INPADOC legal status


2005-11-09 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050916

2000-08-16 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991213

2000-08-16 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU NL PT SE