National Starch Food Innovation has become the exclusive distributor of Roquette Freres’s
Nutriose soluble fiber in the United States and Mexico. Nutriose is a line
of water-soluble fibers made from corn and wheat, and is ideally suited to
high-moisture applications such as beverage and dairy. It complements
National Starch’s Hi-maize resistant starch insoluble fiber and the
company’s focus on nutritional ingredients for digestive health and
energy management.—National Starch Food Innovation, 10 Finderne Ave.,
Bridgewater, N.J. 08807; 908/685-5000; foodinnovation.com.
Chr. Hansen has introduced a new line of natural
colors made specifically for colored clear beverages with superior
stability. The new ColorFruit range of natural colors is available in
natural red, orange, yellow and violet (however, only red and violet are
approved for use in the United States). All shades are made from fruits and
vegetables, and are applicable for a wide range of acidic beverages such as
diet and regular soft drinks, flavored waters, alcohol beverages or
malternatives. ColorFruit natural colors have excellent stability due to
unique technology created by Chr. Hansen researchers. — Chr. Hansen,
9015 West Maple St., Milwaukee, Wis. 53124, 800/558-0802; chr-hansen.com.
Danisco Sweeteners offers Litesse, a versatile
ingredient that can reduce calories. The prebiotic fiber can impart an
increased feeling of fullness, or satiety, for fewer calories. Available
for use in beverages, Litesse, also is high in fiber, sugar free, low
calorie and low glycemic. — Danisco Sweeteners, 400 Sawmill River
Rd., Ardsley, N.Y. 10502; 800/255-6837; danisco.com.
Gadot Biochemical Industries has introduced Gadocal K,
a new patent-pending calcium potassium citrate compound for use in milk
replacements. Applicable to calcium fortification of soy milk, fluid milk,
smoothies and infant formulas, the product maintains stable suspension
without gritty mouthfeel. Gadocal K can be added at level of at least 300
mg. per serving, which is approximately 30 percent of the RDA for calcium. —
Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd., P.O. Box 10636, Haifa Bay, Israel,
26118; +972-4-8461555; gadotbio.com.
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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