KEITH WELLER / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY KEITH WELLER / US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Fantesk starch product systhesis. Chemist making Fantesk, a natural product consisting of starch, water and oils that can be used to produce low-fat ice cream, cakes and cheese. The chemist, George Fanta, is a co- inventor of Fantesk who works for the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. He combines starch and oil in superheated steam under pressure to produce a gel with a greasy texture. The gel can then be used to make various foods which have a lower fat content than the original varieties.
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