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Patent No .: US 11,369,895 B2
Formation of low - crystallinity phytosterol nanoparticles via cooling - controlled supercritical carbon dioxide (SC - CO2) impregnation of phytosterols into biodegradable nanoporous starch aerogels and methods of preparing these aerogels are disclosed . The nanoporous starch aerogels increase water dissolution and bioaccessibility of the phytosterols , thereby making them available for preparation of high nutraceutical value foods .