Yunnan Yuanjiang Evergreen
Biological Industry Co. Ltd. is the largest aloe vera raw materials manufacturer in Asia, and is involved in the vertically integrated
supply of raw aloe vera materials. All of its aloe vera gels, whole leaf,
concentrates and powders are tested and guaranteed to be biologically
active. Its entire product line is certified by the International Aloe
Science Council (IASC). Evergreen Biological Industry uses membrane
separation technology to supply aloe vera pulp juice, whole leaf dried
powder, whole leaf juice, whole leaf concentrate, gel juice and gel
concentrate, among other freeze-dried and powdered aloe vera products. —
Yunnan Yuanjiang Evergreen Biological Industry Co. Ltd., Room 208 Building
A2 Industrial Garden for Overseas Chinese Scholars, Road 9 Northern Section
of Kunming High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Kunming, China 650106;
Healthy ingredient offerings
Wild Flavors’ HITS — Health Ingredient Technology & Solutions — allows beverage
manufacturers to utilize functional ingredients while creating
great-tasting products. Wild’s original line of HITS ingredients,
such as lutein, lycopene, grape seed extract, green tea polyphenols and
co-enzyme Q10, has now been expanded to include the following:
Co-Enzyme Q10 in a water-soluble emulsion — a clean-tasting emulsion that also helps
eliminate problems for manufacturers and co-packers utilizing Co-Q10.
Co-Enzyme Q10 in dry, water-dispersible form — a water-dispersible form allowing for use in
dry applications such as powdered drinks.
Chlorogenic Acid —
a polyphenol compound known for its antioxidant properties for numerous
Emulsions — phytosterol emulsions with
cholesterol-lowering properties for easier handling and usage within beverage applications. — Wild
Flavors Inc., 1261 Pacific Ave., Erlanger, Ky. 41018; 888/945-3352 8677;
Sports drinks containing Palatinose, the new
functional carbohydrate from Palatinit, will provide a healthier and
longer-lasting energy supply than currently available in other sports
beverages. Palatinose, generic name isomaltulose, is a natural constituent
of honey and sugar cane. It has a natural, mild sweet taste, and can be
used in food and beverages. Like sucrose, Palatinose is fully digested and
thus has the same caloric value. Unlike sucrose, Palatinose is digested
more slowly and promotes fat oxidation. This slow digestibility also
results in a low glycemic response and a low insulinemic response, as well
as a prolonged energy supply in the form of glucose. — Palatinit of
America Inc., Gibraltar Drive, Suite 2B, Morris Plains, N.J. 07950;
Probiotic chilled beverages
Chr. Hansen now takes probiotics beyond yogurt. Fresh,
chilled beverages such as orange juice are likely candidates for
frontrunner in the next probiotic market development. The company believes
the market will see the first probiotic fruit juices and drinking milks on
breakfast tables before the end of 2005. The key to the development of the
second-generation probiotic products is a special Direct Liquid Inoculation
system. It allows food producers to add the probiotic bacteria directly to
the finished food product. In a standard production run, heat treatment of
the beverage would kill the live probiotic bacteria. With Chr.
Hansen’s new Direct Liquid Inoculation solution, the healthy bacteria
can be added to milk or juice after heat treatment in a closed and sanitary
system. This will make it possible for producers to make safe probiotic
beverages in a flexible manner and using their existing equipment. The new
technique to incorporate probiotics has been developed by Chr. Hansen and
Tetra Pak in close cooperation. It utilizes Tetra Pak’s aseptic
dosing system Flex Dos. More work is being done to satisfy milk handling
regulations in individual countries. —
Chr. Hansen Inc., 9015 West Maple Street, P.O. Box 14428, Milwaukee, Wis.
53214; 414/607-5700; chr-hansen.com.
TIC Pretested Ticamulsion A-2010 has proved to be a
superior emulsifying agent over traditional gum arabic and modified food
starches in flavor emulsions and beverage concentrates. An expert panel
from the Flavor Extract Manufacturing Association has reviewed data on
modified gum acacia, sold under the trade name Ticamulsion A-2010, and
approved it to be listed as a General Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredient.
In its most recent action, FEMA assigned Ticamulsion A-2010 the GRAS #4227.
— TIC Gums Inc., 4609 Richlynn Drive,
Belcamp, Md. 21017-0369; 800/899-3953; ticgums.com.
Healthy juice drinks
Flavors From Florida has introduced HealthSystems for
fruit drinks to respond to the increasing demand from consumers for
healthier fruit beverages. The HealthSystems program showcases flavor
systems creating new classes of beverages that address health and wellness
goals while maintaining taste profiles and economics that consumers want. A
key capability in developing flavorful, healthy juice drinks is the 15-year
development focus on less-than-100-percent-juice drinks that have the same
mouthfeel as 100 percent juice. When combined with nutritional additives
and other ingredients such as soy and milk, a good performing flavor system
can be achieved. - Flavors From Florida, 203 Bartow Municipal Airport,
Bartow, Fla. 33830; 863/533-0408; flavorsfromflorida.com.
Aloe crystal flake
Aloecorp has introduced Qmatrix Proprietary Processing
Technology - a multiphase aloe manufacturing process consisting of
technological innovation and processing upgrades that, combined, produce an
aloe crystal flake. Qmatrix utilizes a combination of Aloecorp’s
patent-pending Low Temperature/Short Time (LTST) Aloe dehydration
technology, and its patented Modified Aloe Polysaccharide (MAP) process.
MAP involves the enzymatic modification of aloe polysaccharides to meet a
molecular weight distribution that aids in enhanced bioactivity. The
crystal flakes produced using Qmatrix contain superior benefits to
traditionally produced aloe, with a “same as fresh” quality
upon reconstitution and unparalleled solubility. Qmatrix allows for the
simultaneous dehydration of whole foods such as berry purees and whole aloe
- producing a nutritious powder that can easily be reconstituted, bottled
or packaged dry to make an aloe drink. - Aloecorp Inc., a subsidiary of
Univera Inc., 2660 Willamette Dr. NE
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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