Purac America recently published Focus
“Fortification Trends and Technology,” with information on
Effective Zinc Applications, Total Health Concept, Mineral Fortification of
Dairy Applications, and Stability of Iron. In addition to highlighting the
company’s mineral fortification ingredients, Focus provides
information on the variety of possibilities for product innovation in a
range of food applications.
— Purac America Inc., 111 Barclay Blvd. Lincolnshire Corporate Center,
Lincolnshire, Ill. 60069; 847/634-6330; purac.com
Flavors for diets
Danisco has introduced
Aura Flavors, a line specifically designed for product development in
artificially sweetened and reduced-sugar beverages and dairy applications.
The line includes Apple, Blueberry, Chocolate, Fruit Punch, Lemon-Lime,
Orange, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tropical and Vanilla flavors, and the
company says they perform well in flavored waters, carbonated soft drinks,
10-25 percent juice drinks, yogurt drinks, flavored milks and ice cream.
— Dansico USA Inc., 201
New Century Parkway, P.O. Box 26, New Century, Kansas 66031; 913/764-8100,
Flax seed ingredients
Pizzy’s Milling provides flax seed ingredients
packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibers, lignan phytoestrogens,
antioxidants and other phytonutrients, specifically for nutritional
beverages. Whole flax seed provides the advantages of whole-grains with
less than 3 percent net carbohydrates, so the ingredients can be used in
diet-conscious beverages as well.
Chr. Hansen has developed blended yeast products for
winemaking that provide controlled fermentation with the flavor benefits of
“Wild fermentation is potentially great for
adding complexity, but can be a gamble because you can get undesirable
characteristics and stuck fermentations,” says Rodger Pachelbel of
Chr. Hansen distributor GusmerCellulo. “The new concept from Chr. Hansen gives winemakers the best of both worlds —
improved complexity found in successful ‘wild’ fermentations,
and control and reliability of conventionally inoculated
— Chr. Hansen, 9015 West Maple Street, P.O. Box 14428, Milwaukee, Wis. 53214;
David Michael has unveiled a newly renovated Web site
at dmflavors.com. Site visitors can learn about the company’s
history, its more than 27,000 flavors and stabilizers, and its technical
departments, experience and capabilities. Other features include monthly
recipes, news, job postings and a sign-up form for e-mail updates.
David Michael & Co., 10801 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19154;
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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