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Nano-sized Bagasse Fiber

A new composition of nano-sized bagasse fibers has been made by a method which reduces the sugarcane bagasse fibers to nano-sized particles while retaining the natural components of the bagasse.

Advantages:

  1. The resulting bagasse particles were shown to be effective as a nutritional supplement in a mouse model to aid in glucose control and body weight. Using the bagasse nanofibers, the addition of 5 to 10% fiber did not change the color or texture of food products.
  2. The bagasse powder has a natural color and absorbs color evenly so that it could be used as a natural foundation material for cosmetic products.

For more information, contact:

Leslie Smith
(225) 763.2627
leslie.smith@pbrc.edu