Thousands of attendees descended upon Las Vegas for the annual SupplySide West tradeshow. Taking place Oct. 4-8 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, more than 1,200 exhibiting companies were present to detail the latest innovations in ingredients and services.
Exhibitors showcased ingredient solutions to aid the dietary supplement, functional food, personal care, sports nutrition, animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and beverage markets. The following are some of the beverage highlights from the show:
Seattle-based AIBMR Life Sciences Inc. promoted its natural products research and consulting services, specifically those for Food & Drug Administration (FDA) generally recognized as safe (GRAS) certifications and self-affirmations.
City of Industry, Calif.-based AIDP offered three beverage samples at the show: brain awake iced coffee with its Magtein ingredient; a veggie power drink that contained its PreticX ingredient; and a zero-sugar almond milk that featured its PeasiproXS pea protein, RisaproXS rice protein and hemp protein.
Ajinomoto North America Inc., Itasca, Ill., highlighted its Advantame ultra-high potency sweetener. Advantame has been approved as a general-use sweetener in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It also has been approved in the EU, Japan, Turkey, Australia/New Zealand, Singapore and many other countries are regularly being added, the company notes.
Seattle-based Aloe Corp. promoted its bioactive aloe ingredients at the show. The company’s portfolio includes ACTIValoe AloPol aloe vera ingredients.
Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) showcased its organic capabilities as well as its synergies with its Wild Flavors division. Among the examples featured at the show were an organic rosemary lemon twist tea, which contained organic black tea extract, organic black tea powder and organic rosemary extract; and a spiced apple drinkable yogurt with Immunel. ADM also highlighted its ingredients portfolio, including soluble corn fiber, isolated soy protein, sugar, natural flavors, mixed tocopherols, peptide extract and sucralose.
ADM/Matsutani, the joint venture between ADM and Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., highlighted fiber fortification opportunities with its Fibersol brand, a soluble dietary fiber ingredient. Fibersol is compatible with all beverage products and requires minimal formulation and process adjustments, the companies say.
Edison, N.J.-based Allen Flavors Inc. offered samples of Non-GMO Project Verified ready-to-drink (RTD) iced teas and iced tea premixes. The samples were a black tea with natural fresh and citrusy lemon flavors, a green tea with steeped herbal and floral flavor notes, and a black tea with natural fresh, fruity and juicy flavors.
BASF Corp., Florham, N.J., showcased its fortification capabilities through VitaFizz, a naturally flavored, lightly sweetened sparkling beverage that contains vitamins and calcium. Among the BASF ingredients used were Lucarotin 1 CWD/Y, vitamin E 500 BG, Lucarotin 10 CWD/O and vitamin D3 100 GFP.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Northbrook, Ill., featured products from its trends report Seasonally Inspired, which breaks down consumers’ interest in eating by the calendar as a way to embrace their better-for-you lifestyle, fend-off dinner prep boredom and infuse creativity with nature’s unique bounty, it says. Among the products on hand was a blueberry basil lemonade.
Morris Plains, N.J.-based Beneo Inc. promoted its functional fibers from chicory root: Orafti inulin. The company also noted the benefits of its Palatinose carbohydrate, which can reduce glycemic impact, it says. Beneo also offers an isomalt, a naturally sourced sugar replacement.
BI Nutraceuticals, Long Beach, Calif., showcased its fortification capabilities by offering two product samples: an energizing Arnold Palmer and a pumpkin seed protein piña colada.
Ham Lake, Minn.-based Bioenergy Life Sciences Inc. showcased a range of food and beverage products, including its Bioenergy Ribose, a FDA GRAS-affirmed carbohydrate.
Blue California, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., announced the release of BC-DHQ dihydroquercetin, a water-soluble flavonoid produced by fermentation. The sustainable product features a high purity and competitive processing, making it ideal for dietary supplements and functional beverages, the company says. BC-DHQ offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits as well as anti-bacterial protection, along with color stabilization benefits, it adds. Blue California is starting generally recognized as safe processing now. The company also promoted its ErgoActive, a natural L-ergothioneine. The amino acid ingredient helps prevent oxidative stress, is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, and supports anti-aging, the company notes.
Minneapolis-based Cargill announced that its erythritol now is Non-GMO Project Verified. The company also offered samples of a mocha iced coffee that contained 33 percent sugar reduction through the use of its ViaTech and Zerose sweeteners. Cargill also presented a taste comparison of sweet teas: one sweetened with real sugar and the other sweetened with its ViaTech stevia sweetener.
Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients Inc., Nashville, N.C., showcased its sweet potato ingredients. The company’s portfolio includes Carolina Original, a cloudy sweet potato juice that is applicable for beer and cloudy beverages; and Carolina Clear, a clarified sweet potato juice that can be used in clear, carbonated and distilled beverages.
Milwaukee-based Chr. Hansen promoted its probiotic solutions for beverage concepts as well as its Mother’s 1st probiotic soft gel supplements.
ColorMaker Inc., Anaheim, Calif., highlighted its portfolio of natural color solutions for the food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceuticals and pet foods markets.
Atlanta-based CP Kelco offered samples of an aloe beverage that contained its Kelcogel gellan gum and an orange cream beverage that featured its Genu Pectin YM 100-L.
Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas City, Mo., promoted its co-packing capabilities, quality ingredients and expertise in the coffee and dairy drinks markets.
Philadelphia-based David Michael & Co. highlighted clean-label trends by offering samples of a blueberry lemongrass probiotic beverage and a raspberry kale chia cluster at the show.
D.D. Williamson & Co. Inc., Louisville, Ky., promoted its natural color and caramel color solutions as well as a new food color derived from a purple corn hybrid that it launched earlier this year. The coloring delivers a vibrant red to purple hue, depending on pH, with a clean, neutral taste, it says. Food and beverage companies can list the ingredient as “purple corn juice color” or “colored with vegetable juice” on ingredient statements, it adds.
Darmstadt, Germany-based Döhler showcased its ingredient systems through two beverage samples. On hand was an orange baobab sports drink and a guayusa blackberry lulo energy drink. The sports drink was an isotonic that included vitamin C as well as additional electrolytes. Sweetened with sucrose, the sports drink also contained 10 percent juice content. The energy drink contained the exotic fruit lulo, Amazonian guayusa and blackberry flavors. Guayusa contains caffeine, polyphenols, 15 essential amino acids and twice the antioxidants as green tea, the company says. Teawolf, a division of Döhler, showcased a range of commercially available water-soluble guayusa extracts in liquid and powder forms.
DSM, Parsippany, N.J., launched a new processing technology. The 3C technology delivers highly-concentrated and customizable combinations of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for both pharmaceutical and dietary supplement applications. The company also promoted its special keynote speaker, Kevin Harrington of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
New Century, Kan.-based DuPont Nutrition & Health offered samples of a Plant Pro 22 protein shake, which contained 22 grams of protein. The company also discussed its Drivers of Liking sensory insights study that was fielded in 2015. In its Beverage Drivers of Liking, the company focused on the high-protein, RTD beverage market. The study’s goal was to define key sensory attributes — flavor, texture, etc. — that drive consumers’ liking of a product and, ultimately, purchase intent. A sensory map of the category also was developed to help brand owners identify where their products fit in the market in comparison with their competitors.
Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., featured its flavoring solutions through two beverage samples: a peach ginger switchel and cold-brew mocha protein beverage.
FutureCeuticals, Momence, Ill., showcased its portfolio of sports nutrition solutions. Among the solutions compatible for beverage formulations, it highlighted Coffeeberry Energy, which is exclusively made with carefully selected, hand-picked premium Arabica whole coffee cherries; and VitaCherry Sport, which delivers the full complement of phytonutrients from whole U.S. grown Montmorency tart cherries, it says. The company also offers its Trim family of ingredients, which utilize a mechanical (non-enzymatic) process to liberate the digestible and highly soluble matrix of nutrients within the cell walls of grains and seeds. The clean-label line can be used in sports nutrition products, meal replacements, and juice and dairy beverages, it says.
Sergeant Bluff, Iowa-based Gelita USA Inc. promoted its portfolio of collagen peptides, which are designed to aid numerous functionalities, including protein enrichment, joint and bone health, and beauty and skin enrichment.
Fitchburg, Wis.-based Glanbia Nutritionals highlighted its amplified protein powder ready-to-mix beverage solution that contains Velositol, which doubles the amount of muscle protein synthesis in conjunction with protein products, and Provon 292, an instantized whey protein isolate.
Gold Coast Ingredients Inc., Commerce, Calif., offered beverage samples featuring its natural flavor solutions. On hand was a mango mangosteen flavored beverage and a fuji apple plum flavored beverage.
Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based Ganeden Inc. promoted that its GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) probiotic now is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Hilmar, Calif.-based Hilmar Ingredients offered samples of a lemon iced tea that had been fortified with Hilmar 9020 Whey Protein Isolate. Hilmar 9020 features a clean flavor and offers acid and heat stability in transparent systems, including gels, waters, juices and low-pH beverages, it says.
Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., promoted the importance of clean-label trends. The company offered samples of a red beet sports shot and a cold-brew coffee almond latte that featured the prebiotic Nutraflora and stevia.
Innophos Inc., Cranbury, N.J., highlighted its portfolio of ingredient solutions for the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Branded solutions within Innophos Nutrition’s Signature Ingredients portfolio include Theracurmin, EMIQ, Aminogen, Carbogen, ReSettin, Phytavail, CranBumycln and CranSmart.
Beloit, Wis.-based Kerry Ingredients highlighted unique flavors that are crossing into the nutritional space, it says. To exemplify this, the company offered beverage samples such as a bananas foster nutritional supplement that contained Ultranor MPI, soy protein, Emulgold fiber, NutriVie, Crystals, natural flavors and texture systems; a berry beet blast that contained Wellmune, Crystals and natural flavors; a vanilla chai performance shake, featuring Emugold fiber, a whole grain solution, NutriVie and natural flavors; and raspberry rejuvenator, an electrolyte drink that contains Crystals and natural flavors.
Kyowa Hakko USA Inc., New York, promoted its participation in a panel discussion titled “Cognitive health throughout the lifespan.” Panelists discussed popular cognitive health ingredients, regulatory issues surrounding cognitive claims as well as market trends and opportunities. The company also promoted Cognizin, its branded form of citocoline, and Sustamine, a dipeptide consisting of two amino acids: L-alanine and L-glutamine.
Mother Murphy’s Laboratories Inc., Greensboro, N.C., showcased its flavor systems by offering samples of an orange creamsicle pea protein smoothie. The smoothie contained 7 grams of protein and featured an organic bitter blocker.
New York-based Nagase North America promoted its Treha trehalose ingredient, a disaccharide found in nature that offers benefits for flavor, freshness and texture in a variety of food and beverage solutions. The company exemplified these capabilities through two beverage samples: a grapefruit energy blast and a protein-plus beverage. The energy drink contained B vitamins, 50 mg of caffeine, a grapefruit juice base, stevia leaf extract and Treha. In each 8-ounce serving, the protein beverage contained 20 grams of protein (soy and whey), 5 grams of fiber, B vitamins, vitamins A, C and E as well as Treha.
Avignon, France-based Naturex featured a healthy bar at the tradeshow. Attendees could pick the juice they wanted — purple, orange or green — and then select a functional ingredient. Available options were Moringamulti, which supports immunity, bone health and antioxidants; Aronx, designed to support heart health; or BeauTea, designed for skin health.
PAT Vitamins Inc., La Verne, Calif., highlighted that it offers ingredients that meet many clean-label trends, including non-GMO, cGMP, HACCP, Kosher, Halal and gluten free.
Carol Stream, Ill.-based Prinova USA featured a number of beverage samples at the show. It offered a natural peach tea with Prebiotic XOS95 that was sweetened with stevia; a natural apple juice that was formulated with omega-3 fatty acids and sweetened with stevia; and a mocha coconut coffee that contained 20 grams of protein. It also promoted Clock, its new, patent-pending supplement that is designed to help the human body get in sync with its natural rhythms, it says.
RiceBran Technologies, Scottsdale, Ariz., highlighted its portfolio of rice bran ingredients that are designed to meet the growing consumer demand for healthy, natural and nutritionally balanced foods and beverages, it says.
Rousselot North America, Dubuque, Iowa, promoted its Peptan collagen peptides for use in functional foods and drinks, including protein bars, anti-aging skin solutions and dietary supplements.
Maryland Heights, Mo.-based SensoryEffects showcased a Thai tea protein beverage, which contained 20 grams of whey protein, an algae oil powder system, VitaCholine and Albion creatine MagnaPowder. Also on hand was a matcha tea latte.
Portland, Ore.-based Steviva Ingredients highlighted clean label and sugar reduction in beverages. The company noted its stevia portfolio, as well as its Erysweet, an erythritol sweetener, and MonkSweet, a monk fruit sweetener, as solutions to these goals.
Synergy Flavors, Wauconda, Ill., showcased its extract and flavor capabilities through protein-fortified beverage samples. The drinks offered were a protein-enhanced cold-brew coffee and a snickerdoodle vegan pea and rice protein drink.
Minneapolis-based Taiyo International promoted its portfolio of ingredients including Suntheanine, a 100 percent pure L-isomer-theanine, and Sunfiber, a soluble dietary fiber.
Terry Laboratories, Melbourne, Fla., highlighted its portfolio of aloe vera gel concentrates, powders and specialty extracts.
TIC Gums, White Marsh, Md., promoted its clean-label solutions. In a beverage application, the company offered a sample of a toasted coconut almond milk that contained its Ticaloid Pro 181 AG. The hydrocolloids utilized in the sample formulation were gum acacia and gellan gum.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Virginia Dare highlighted its flavor solutions by offering samples of a spicy chocolate plant protein shake, which contained pea, rice and hemp proteins. The prototype featured 20 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.
West Haven, Conn.-based Watson Inc. showcased its spray-dried encapsulated beta carotene: Beta Clear. The process allows for increased stability of beta carotene, making it suitable for use in clear beverage systems. The company offers a spray-dried vitamin E solution for clear beverages as well.
Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, Concord, Mass., presented its FruitWorx Concord grape ingredient. A combination of juice and puree concentrates, FruitWorx captures the polyphenols found in Concord grapes, it says.
Crowley, La.-based The Wright Group offered samples of a chocolate omega-3 beverage and a strawberry-flavored omega-3 beverage. Each sample was non-GMO and organic compliant, the company says.
SupplySide West will return Sept. 26-30 to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for SupplySide West 2017. BI