CoroWise® plant sterols

Cargill manufactures and markets a line of plant sterols under the brand name CoroWise®.  Clinically shown to lower cholesterol, plant sterols are backed by an FDA health claim and are recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Plant sterols are substances that occur in small amounts in plant-based foods. Since they have powerful cholesterol-lowering properties, manufacturers have started adding plant sterols to foods to address consumer demands.

Cargill’s CoroWise® plant sterols are now an ingredient in a growing number of foods, beverages, and supplements.

  • Our plant sterols are derived from plant sources and are formulated for use in food, beverages, and dietary supplements.
  • A FDA health claim may be available when a food contains at least 0.5g per serving of phytosterols (plant sterols) and is eaten with meals or snacks for a daily total intake of 2 grams of phytosterols (plant sterols) and is part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

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  • Blended Juice/Milk Smoothie Beverages
  • Juice-based Beverages


  • Yogurt

Snacks & Cereal

  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Granola and Nutritional bars


CoroWise® product forms

Product Code and Name



FP100, Fine Particle Sterols

Limited oil solubility and completely insoluble in water

Little to no mouth feel


Ability to blend with other dry ingredients

FP300, Granular PhytosterolsFP400

Used to make tablets or pills

Good flow characteristics


Good compressibility

SE-C100, Steryl Esters

A yellowish liquid used in oil applications

Low melting point compared to sterols


Dispersible in oil

WDSE-33, Water Dispersible Steryl Esters

An off-white powder used in aqueous applications

Dispersible in water, but not acid stable

ES200, Emulsified Sterols

An off-white powder used in aqueous applications

Water dispersible and acid stable


Free flowing powder


High sterol content


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.