At its 22nd annual show, the “Where science and strategy Intersect,”-themed SupplySide West 2018 took place Nov. 6-10 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year’s show brought together more than 16,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors, who showcased their latest innovations.

The following are some beverage-related highlights from the tradeshow:

Chicago-based Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) highlighted its innovative health-and-wellness solutions including its plant-based protein and sweetening ingredients. To further highlight its range of solutions, ADM showcased several prototype beverages including a blueberry antioxidant water that contains 5 calories in each serving and has no added sugar, a wildberry prebiotic and probiotic drink for digestive health that contains 10 billion live cultures in each serving and uses ADM’s Fibersol solution, and a mixed berry yogurt-style beverage suggested for post-exercise consumption.

ADM/Matsutani, the joint venture between ADM and Matsutani Chemical Industry Co. Ltd., Itami City, Japan, highlighted its Fibersol brand, a soluble dietary fiber ingredient. Fibersol can be formulated into all beverage applications and requires minimal formulation and process adjustments, the companies say. The ingredient was featured in a coconut caramel concept beverage with 6 grams of prebiotic fiber and 5 grams of protein in a serving.

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Arla Foods Ingredients featured its Lacprodan HYDRO.365 ingredient, a whey protein hydrolysate, which contains 20 grams of protein for sports nutrition, the company says. The ingredient also is halal and kosher certified, and non-GMO, it adds.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America Inc., Raleigh, N.C., focused on its MP9, a proprietary blend of nine essential amino acids that support muscle protein synthesis, the company says. The company also promoted its Amino Vital powdered mix for sports nutrition consumption.

Artemis International, Fort Wayne, Ind., focused on its Berryceuticals line, which uses ingredients sourced from darkly pigmented, flavonoid-rich berries in the form of extracts, powders, concentrates and blends, for food and beverage applications, the company says. The company also highlighted its BerrySelect Hi-Antioxidant powder that contains pure aroniaberry, elderberry and billberry.

Beneo Inc., Parsippany, N.J., highlighted Palatinose, a carbohydrate solution for sustained energy in sports drinks.

BioNeutral, Edmonton, Alberta, showcased its VitaFiber IMO, a low-calorie sweetener, dietary fiber and prebiotic for beverage applications, the company says. VitaFiber IMO also can be used for dry mixes, it adds.

Long Beach, Calif.-based BI celebrated 40 years of business at the tradeshow, marking its “ruby” anniversary, the company said. In celebration, the company showcased three ruby-colored beverages including apple cider vinegar in a lemonade mix, lentil protein concentrate in a red velvet shake, and beet green tea with guayusa for energy.

Blue California, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., featured its Sol Q10 Blue ingredient, a water-soluble coenzyme for dietary supplements, functional beverages, energy drinks and sports nutrition applications.

Minneapolis-based Cargill and Parsippany, N.J.-based DSM Nutritional Products LLC announced a 50/50 joint venture that combines both companies’ technologies for producing Reb M and Reb D steviol glycoside products through fermentation. In addition, the companies will market the product under one brand name: EverSweet. The joint venture will include a new fermentation facility in Blair, Neb., which is expected to be completed and operating by summer 2019, they added. To showcase EverSweet, the companies offered samples of a non-diary Mexican chocolate mocha cold-brew beverage.

New Century, Kan.-based DuPont Nutrition & Health showcased its new Danisco VEGE Cultures, a broad offering for plant-based food and beverage products in a fermented oat beverage. The company also marketed its new TRUPRO 2000 pea protein, ideal for high-protein powdered or ready-to-drink beverages, the company says. Samples of a coco-mint plant-protein shake containing 22 grams of TRUPRO 2000 pea protein were offered.

At its booth, DSM Nutritional Products promoted Market-Ready, one of its customized solutions that provides customers with turnkey finished products.

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Flavorchem Corp. featured its natural caramel color replacer and natural maple waffle type flavor in a maple waffle protein drink suggested for post-workout nutrition, it says. The prototype beverage contains 100 calories and 15 grams of protein in each serving and is naturally sweetened with stevia, it adds.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients North America Inc., Paramus, N.J., showcased its new Nutri Whey Isolate, a whey protein isolate that delivers a clean-tasting, nutritionally balanced protein for protein waters and clear-drink applications, the company says.

FutureCeuticals, Momence, Ill., highlighted its TruServe organic whole food powders, which deliver real USDA fruit and vegetable servings in a convenient dose, the company says. To showcase TruServe powders, the company offered a greens drink mix that contains 16 percent dietary fiber. It also showcased its new S7 powdered mix, which is a combination of seven plant-based ingredients for sports nutrition.

Carlsbad, Calif-based Glanbia Nutritionals focused on functional beverage trends. The company emphasized its BevWise Protein System for high acid functional beverages, BevEdge Whey Protein A-220W for powder drink mixes, and OptiSol 1000 Series for functional diary systems.

Gold Coast Ingredients Inc., Commerce, Calif., highlighted its range of reduced sodium solutions for food and beverage applications. The company showcased its tomato flavor with a reduced sodium Bloody Mary containing 30 percent less salt.

Hilmar, Calif.-based Hilmar Ingredients showcased its Hilmar 9400 Whey Protein Isolate, which contains 22 grams of protein that is stable during heat processing, the company says.

Ingredion Inc., Westchester, Ill., spotlighted its sugar reduction solutions including its next generation stevia system, Q-Naturale high-efficiency emulsifier. The company provided samples of a berry iced tea lemonade with no sugar added.

Cranbury, N.J.-based Innophos Inc. promoted Aminogen Advanced, a protease blend derived from aspergillus and aspergillus oryzae, which helps enhance protein absorption for sports performance nutrition, the company says.

International Dehydrated Foods Inc. (IDF), Springfield, Mo., debuted Hydrolyzed CHIKPRO Isolate Powder, a protein powder that delivers a complete amino acid profile for muscle building and repair, as well as type II collagen for joint support, the company says.

Jungbunzlauer, Newton Center, Mass., highlighted ERYLITE, a fermentation-based bulk sweetener that offers a full sugar taste profile, the company says. The company also offers ERYLITE Stevia, a blend of ERYLITE with Reb-A stevia extract.

Beloit, Wis.-based Kerry Ingredients promoted Wellmune, a natural immune health ingredient for a variety of beverage applications, including enhanced waters, sports and energy drinks, juices and smoothies. The ingredient was showcased in a 250-mg peach lemonade protein beverage.

Kyowa Hakko USA Inc., New York, spotlighted its range of performance solutions for beverage applications including Cognizin for focus and attention, and Sustamine for performance enhancement. Both supplements are water-soluble, neutral in taste, allergen free and contain no preservatives or additives, the company says.

Greensboro, N.C.-based Mother Murphy’s highlighted its proprietary Bitter Blocker and Bittermask technology. Bitter Blocker contains no sweetness and can be added to beverages to block undesirable notes, the company says. Bittermask contains upfront sweetness and works well in highly astringent or acidic offnotes, it adds. The company offered samples of a sweet and sour berry lemonade with apple cider vinegar.

PLT Health Solutions Inc., Morristown, N.J., showcased Artesa, a new chickpea protein for ready-to-drink beverage applications. The company offered a French vanilla protein shot with Artesa that contains 18 grams of protein in each serving.

Prinova, Carol Stream, Ill., highlighted functionality in a series of concept beverages including a Vermont maple nootropic iced coffee beverage containing an enhanced focus formulation premix, custom sweetener blend and natural flavor, the company says. Also featured was a jasmine green tea matcha collagen beverage for antioxidant and immunity support, it adds.

Danvers, Mass.-based Prova promoted its coffee extracts and flavors, including its Procafe, a water-soluble ingredient for beverage and food applications. The company also promoted its vanilla extracts and flavors, specifically highlighting Provanil, an easy-to-use alternative to vanillin.

SweeGen, Foothill Ranch, Calif., showcased its non-GMO Reb M and Reb D sweeteners, Bestevia. Launched in partnership with Ingredion, Bestevia is 300 times sweeter than sugar, plant-based, and kosher and halal certified, the company says.

Wauconda, Ill.-based Synergy Flavors highlighted its new campaign titled TRU Stories, showcasing the company’s commitment to honesty and transparency from its food and beverage providers, it says. The company also promoted its range of maple and burnt caramel flavors.

Edmonton-based Radient Technologies Inc. and Grupo Natac S.L. (Natac), Madrid, announced the formal launch of their joint venture Natac Solutions. Natac Solutions will bring revolutionary health and wellness ingredients to the market, the companies say.

Taiyo International Inc., Minneapolis, showcased its SunFiber ingredient, a low FODMAP prebiotic fiber that helps improve beneficial probiotics, and SunCran Naturelle, a 100 percent natural and organic cranberry juice powder.

Philadelphia-based Tastepoint by IFF highlighted its FirsTaste event that took place earlier this year. In its inaugural year, FirsTaste showcased the company’s insight into the latest trends in the food and beverage market.

White Marsh, Md.-based TIC Gums highlighted its Simplistica BV 1325 ingredient system that is designed to give formulators the foundation needed to develop dairy-free ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, the company says.

Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, N.Y., showcased its plant-based protein and fortified coffees. The company sampled a cold-brew coffee energy shot in two flavors: Black and Cream. The coffee shot uses Virginia Dare’s cold-brew concentrate and is fortified with natural, energy-providing ingredients, with 200-ml of caffeine in each serving, it says.

Lafayette, La.-based The Wright Group promoted two ready-to-drink functional beverage ingredients in a strawberry and chocolate nutritional beverage. Both flavors are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals and use the company’s SuperBlend nutritional premix, it says.

SupplySide West will return Oct. 15-19, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. BI