Confoco offers a variety
of banana ingredients from purees to essences that can be used in
beverages. The company features Acidified Aseptic Banana Puree and
Non-acidified Aseptic Banana Puree, made with fruit from Ecuador. The
purees have the flavor, aroma and color of ripe banana, and can be used in
fruit preparations, nectars, juices, baked goods, yogurt and frozen
desserts. Confoco’s Organic Banana Puree is certified by BCS
Banana Essence, available in 500-fold and 1,000-fold
varieties, can be used in water-based aroma systems to impart a banana
flavor, especially in refrigerated beverages and frozen dairy products.
They also can be used to enhance purees and other
ingredients. All of the banana products are kosher and non-GMO compliant. — Confoco 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 415, Elizabeth,
N.J. 07201; 908/659-0566; confoco.com.
Taste of Brazil
Robertet Flavors has introduced the Taste of Brazil, a
line of Brazilian fruit flavors for beverages, ice cream, syrups and yogurt
applications. Flavors include Açaí, Acerola, Cherimoya,
Coconut, Feijoa, Guanabana, Guarana, Guava, Mango, Papaya, Passionfruit,
Pineapple and Starfruit. — Robertet
Flavors Inc., 10 Colonial Drive, Piscataway, N.J. 08854; 732/981-8300;
Sports drink ingredients
Stepan Co. Food & Health Specialties features
NEOBEE Medium Chain Triglycerides for sports nutrition bars and beverages.
NEOBEE MCTs are metabolized by the body in one-eighth the time of typical
longer chain fats to provide a more readily available source of energy.
They contain no trans-fatty acids and impart a creamy mouthfeel and neutral
flavor to products. They also are effective as stabilizers for flavors,
colors and vitamins. — Stepan Co. Food
& Health Specialties, 100 West Hunter Ave., Maywood, N.J. 07607;
Omega-3 fatty acids
National Starch Food
Innovation has introduced encapsulated long-chain omega-3 fatty acid in
powder form to extend the range of applications for the heart-healthy
ingredient. Novamega is made from Omega Protein’s Omega-Pure, a
natural marine source of omega-3s that is GRAS certified as a food
ingredient. According to the company, Novamega imparts no negative flavor or aroma to finished products. — National Starch Food Innovation, 10 Finderne Ave.,
Bridgewater, N.J. 08807; 908/685-5395;
TIC Gums offers TIC
Pretested Inulin LV-110 to “solve the
bulk problem” and help food and beverage manufacturers create
high-fiber products with an appealing thickness, mouthfeel and nutrition
profile. The ingredient’s low viscosity characteristics make it
versatile for a wide range of applications, and in addition to fiber
benefits, it can be used to aid the body’s retention of calcium.
TIC’s Pretested Inulin LV-110 is
cold-water soluble and is deemed GRAS for food use. — TIC Gums, 4609 Richlynn Drive, P.O. Box 369, Belcamp, Md. 21017; 410/273-7300; ticgums.com.
Heart healthy ingredient
Cargill features CoroWise Naturally Sourced
Cholesterol Reducer brand of plant sterols, which it says may help lower
LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The ingredient has been used in Minute Maid
Premium Heart Wise orange juice, Yoplait Healthy Heart Yogurt and Rice
Dream Heartwise rice drink. The overall effect observed in clinical studies
regarding plant sterols has been a decline of 8 to 15 percent in LDL
cholesterol, and the FDA says daily consumption of 0.8 grams per day may
reduce the risk of heart disease. —
Cargill Health & Food Technologies, 15407 McGinty Road W., Wayzata,
Minn. 55391; 866/456-8872; cargillhft.com.
Degussa Food Ingredients has introduced LECI-PS
soybean lecithin-based nutritional supplement to improve cognitive function
in a non-GMO version in concentrations from 20 to 90 percent PS. In
addition to a water-dispersible powdered form that can be used for instant
drinks and dairy beverages, the non-GMO version will be available as a
softgel capsule. Documentation of compliance with non-GMO labeling
guidelines is available. — Degussa Food
Ingredients, Lise-Meitner-Str. 34, Freising, Germany, 85354; 49 8161548
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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