Origanox antioxidant, is a functional ingredient that
fights oxidation and increases shelf life, maintaining flavor, freshness
and nutritional value. It’s effective in both aqueous and emulation
systems, performing as a natural water-soluble antioxidant. Origanox has
GRAS status and works in synergy with existing antioxidants. In heat and
fry processes, Origanox resists high temperatures. It also serves as an
Frutarom Inc., 9500 Railroad Ave., North Bergen, N.J., 07047; 201/861-8711;
Stable protein for fruity drinks
Genu Drink texturizer type
DP 500 is a product specially designed for ready-to-drink juice-based or
fruit-flavored beverages needing a stable protein compound. This texturizer
is a unique blend of Simplesse microparticulated whey protein concentrate
and Genu pectin. It provides excellent stability, good mouthfeel and is
compatible with a wide variety of fruit flavors. Beverages made with Genu
Drink texturizer type DP 500 are simple to process because the product can
be added directly to the juice or fruit drink. The texturizer is also easy
to disperse and hydrate, so it can be used in most juice processing plants
without adding special mixing equipment. — CPKelco, 123 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000, Chicago, Ill.
60606; 312/554-7800; cpkelco.com.
Intellisoy is a completely
clear, 100 percent soluble and perfectly pure soy isoflavone additive with
no calories and no taste, making it possible to avail consumers of the
benefits of soy without the negative attributes associated with it. The
nature of Intellisoy allows it to be added to a full range of beverages
without the beany tastes and odors, ashy colors and graininess that are the
byproducts of soy isoflavones. Extracted through a patented water-based
process, Intellisoy concentrated soy isoflavones are water soluble and
flavorless so they can be added to beverages without altering flavor,
texture or color. Intellisoy is GRAS certified.
— Intellisoy, 275 Grove St., Suite 2-400,
Newton, Mass. 02466; 617/527-0600; Intellisoy.com.
Hidrox, a patented raw
material formulation of hydroxytyrosol is now self-affirmed GRAS. The newly
achieved GRAS status for Hidrox allows it to be used in food, functional
foods and beverages. Made from the pulp of certified organic olives, Hidrox
underwent an intensive toxicology review, and was found to be safe for
human consumption when used as an antimicrobial or antioxidant agent in
Only 100 percent organic olives are used to make
Hidrox, and the patented extraction process used to capture the polyphenols
is completely natural and solvent-free. The process removes the pits from
the pulp of the olives and integrates the polyphenolic-rich olive water with citric acid. This protects against air oxidation, microbial contamination and triggers
the release of hydroxytyrosol. — CreAgri
Inc., 1165 Coast Village Rd., Suite M; Santa Barbara, Calif. 93108;
The PAL-1 digital refractometer is only 2 inches wide
by 2 inches high by 4 inches long. It weighs a mere 4 ounces, yet provides
a measurement range of zero to 53 Brix percent with accuracy of Brix +/-0.2
percent. This convenient, state-of-the-art design costs about the same as a
hand-held analog refractometer. It’s easy-to-use — two to three
drops of sample are applied to the prism surface, the start up key is
pressed and the Brix percent value is displayed in three seconds. Automatic
temperature compensation permits accuracy within a range of 10° to
40° C. The PAL-1 is powered by two AAA batteries and comes with a
storage case. — Wilkens-Anderson Co.; 4525 W. Division St., Chicago, Ill.
60651; 773/384-4433; Waco-lab-supply.com.
The December year-end issue features a cover story on “Innovations of the Year” and check out the companies honored with “best packages of the year.” The issue also includes a special report on contract packaging, the growth of private-label products and why “Opportuni-Teas” continue to abound for tea ingredients. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted. Happy Holidays to all!
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