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The trade name for various 'dairy foods' containing 'plant stanol ester' - a unique ingredient derived from plants which, and which has a unique ability to block the absorption of cholesterol, both from food consumes and produced by the body itself. Benecol 'margarine spread' was first launched in Finland in 1995, and its benefits have been backed-up by over twenty scientific studies.
The manufacturing company, Raiso, are launching a range of dried pasta, also incorporating the additive. See 'Heart Disease'; 'Plant Stanol Ester'