More than 18,500 industry professionals experienced the latest in ingredient innovation from more than 1,300 exhibitors in the food, beverage and supplement industry at SupplySide West 2019, which took place Oct. 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The tradeshow showcased more than 10,000 unique ingredient solutions. For the first time, the show was co-located with Food Ingredients North America.

The following are highlights from beverage ingredient exhibitors:

Chicago-based ADM highlighted its focus on purposeful nutrition that tastes great. The company hosted in-booth tastings to educate developers on how to solve the latest industry challenges and bring their products from concept to launch faster. Samples of prototype beverages were berry delight tea, a tri-colored tea made with naturally sourced colors that is lower in sugar than traditional products and full of antioxidants and B vitamins; and clean energy mid-day refresher, a low-calorie beverage made with natural flavors, energy from plant-based sources, and sweetness from the company’s plant-based SweetRight stevia leaf extract.

AIDP Inc., City of Industry, Calif., featured a variety of “solution centers” at its newly redesigned booth under such categories as digestive health, cognitive health, beauty-collagen, plant proteins, food and beverage solutions, and botanicals. To build on the company’s digestive health offerings, AIDP highlighted its new sales and marketing partnership with BIOHM Health LLC, Cleveland, to be the exclusive U.S. supplier of BIOHM FX, a probiotic scientifically proven to inhibit biofilm formation while combining good bacteria, good fungi and digestive enzymes to promote digestive health, it says.

Nishio, Japan-based Aiya promoted its ISO 22000 certified matcha tea production. It also highlighted its range of USDA-certified organic teas.

Parsippany, N.J.-based Beneo Inc. promoted its natural prebiotic fiber Orafti inulin, which is made from chicory root and provides beneficial bacteria in the colon.

BI Nutraceuticals, Rancho Dominguez, Calif., debuted its new SQF-Certified, FSMA- and cGMP-compliant hemp product line, which includes a full-spectrum hemp extract powder and several hemp protein concentrates, available as conventional or organic. The company also highlighted its newly released high-nitrate arugula powder and fermented product applications. It provided samples of an arugula and guayusa pre-workout shake and an arugula and hemp seed protein post-workout shake.

At the tradeshow, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Blue California unveiled its new ErgoActive Natural L-Ergothioneine supplement that promotes healthy aging, cognitive health and antioxidant support. The ingredient also earned generally recognized as safe (GRAS) approval.

A first-time exhibitor, Caliper Foods, formerly known as Stillwater Ingredients, Commerce City, Colo., highlighted its customized, clean-label CBD solutions for consumer packaged goods experts in the food and beverage industry. Available as liquid concentrates or flowable powders, the ingredients are water-soluble, standardized and process and shelf stable with minimal oxidation, the company says.

Minneapolis-based Cargill’s sugar-reduction capabilities and ingredients were featured at their booth. Beverage prototypes included a peach tea-flavored energy shot containing EverSweet stevia sweetener and its new ClearFlo botanical extract, which aids in the dissolution of steviol glycosides and enhances long-term solubility, the company says.

With a goal to refresh renal health, Diana Foods, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., showcased its cranberry extract Urophenol in a Cranberry iced tea. Approved by Health Canada to prevent urinal tract infections (UTI), Urophenol is a highly purified, clinically supported solution to recurrent UTI that does not lead to microbial resistance, the company says.

DB Labs, Las Vegas, highlighted its ability to analyze CBD and hemp products along with flowers, extracts, ingestibles and topicals. DB Labs is an ISO-17025 accredited laboratory, the company says.

Parsippany, N.J.-based DSM promoted its customized premixed solutions with samples of a powder stick pack to aid in stress relief and relaxation. The hibiscus-lemon flavored drink mix featured chamomile and honey infused with L-theanine, magnesium and antioxidants.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, St. Louis, highlighted its pea protein, probiotic and pectin ingredients in a creamy mango fermented smoothie, while a lemon ginger fermented kombucha-inspired tea contained a blend of non-dairy cultures, Litesse Ultra prebiotic and the probiotic strain HOWARU Dophilus Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM.

Friesland Campina Ingredients, Paramus, N.J., promoted its performance and active nutrition portfolio. Among the ingredients it showcased were Nutri Whey Native, a whey protein concentrate derived directly from milk; a Refit TMP 90 Health Stable, a total milk protein concentrate; Hyvital Whey 8022, a party hydrolyzed whey protein containing 22 percent di- and tripeptides; and Micelate Prestige, a heat-stable protein design for high protein, ready-to-drink beverages.

Formulated with the new sports nutrition consumer in mind, FutureCeuticals, Momence, Ill., showcased its new supplement: S7, which has been clinically shown to increase the body’s nitric oxide (NO) by 230 percent without the negative side effects of ingestible nitrates or stimulants, the company says. The 100 percent plant-based supplement is made with seven ingredients. The NO acts as a vasodilator, signaling the blood vessels to relax, thus increasing blood flow — delivering more oxygen, fuel and other key nutrients to exercise muscles during workouts, it adds.

Gelita, Sioux City, Iowa, provided samples of Coca Connection infused with TENDOFORTE Bioactive Collagen Peptides designed to protect tendons and ligaments after a workout. It also announced it has signed a letter of intent to partner with biotech company Geltor, San Leandro, Calif., on the first animal-free biodesigned ingestible collagen.

Glanbia Nutritionals, Chicago, highlighted its ingredients in several functional drinks and mixes, including a lime flavored sports protein drink containing BevWiseA-100W, a pre-acidified WPI designed for low pH beverages; a vanilla flavored high protein creatine drink containing CreaBev as a fully soluble creatine source, OptiSol 1007, a heat-stable concentrated whey protein, and Nutrasol 583, a milk protein concentrate ingredient; and a mango iced tea containing FitNOX, a plant-based nitric oxide scientifically shown to promote increased blood flow.

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.-based Gold Coast Ingredients Inc. promoted its range of organic, non-GMO flavors and colorants made from natural sources, including red radish, paprika, beta carotene and turmeric. These are available in powder or liquid and are water-soluble or oil-dispersible.

Ideal for sports and health drinks, Hilmar, Calif.-based Hilmar Ingredients provided samples of a keto coffee drink mix containing the company’s clean-flavored 9010 Whey Protein Isolate and 8800 Whey Protein Concentrate.

International Dehydrated Foods Inc. (IDF), St. Louis, has expanded its CHiKPRO portfolio to include CHiKPRO Collagen Bone Broth, an ingredient that recently received a patent for collagen content and significant prebiotic effect in preclinical research trials. The ingredient is made from chicken bone broth that has been enriched for type II collagen, guaranteeing a 55 percent minimum level of collagen, the company says. The trials demonstrated a significant prebiotic effect of increasing Lactobacillus, which poses opportunity to reduce and/or eliminate the need for regular probiotic supplements.

In a co-located booth, Ingredion, Westchester, Ill., highlighted three trends: sugar reduction, plant-based protein and clean label. Ingredion provided samples of a reduced-sugar blueberry refresher made from blueberry pressed NFC (not from concentrate) juice, water, lemon NFC juice and ENLITEN Fusion 9200 stevia sweetener for a 35 percent reduction in sugar. TIC Gums, White Marsh, Md., provided samples of a buttered rum coffee beverage featuring its hydrocolloid Ticaloid PRO 122 RD, which enhances texture and mouthfeel.

Cranbury, N.J.-based Innophos discussed ChelaMax, which provides a three-step verification process for its chelated minerals and covers four mineral categories: calcium, chromium, magnesium and zinc. It also highlighted its CranSmart ingredient designed to support urinary tract health.

Kyowa Hakko USA, New York, highlighted its science-backed supplement Cognizin, which is designed to promote enhance cognition and concentration.

Richmond, Va.-based companies Nutriati and exclusive distribution partner PLT Health Solutions highlighted their Artesa Chickpea Protein in a ready-to-mix protein milk smoothie. Developed to solve production issues that have accompanied attempts to increase the amount of plant protein in foods and beverages, the chickpea protein ingredient is designed to take the pain out of formulating with plant protein, the companies say. The small, uniform particle size of the ingredient results in enhanced dissolution that can be suspended in liquids, and offers easier processing with less waste, it adds.

PAT Vitamins, La Verne, Calif., promoted its more than 3,000 strains of probiotics and its ability to customize blends for the dairy and beverage industries.

Fullerton, Calif.-based Stauber promoted its peas protein ingredients and natural coffee flavors in a cappuccino-flavored energy and stamina beverage with pea protein.

Tate & Lyle, Hoffman Estates, Ill., provided samples of a vanilla recovery beverage featuring its KRYSTAR Crystalline Fructose and a custom stabilization blend designed to deliver protein content along with a full-bodied mouthfeel. It also highlighted its Promitor Soluble Fibre as a solution to enrich a protein beverage while cutting sugar and calories, it says.

In business for more than 100 years, first-time exhibitor T. Hasegawa USA Inc., Cerritos, Calif., highlighted its ability to create custom flavors for the beverage industry including nearly 50 flavors for sparkling and still waters. Its lineup of natural and artificial blends are available in organic, gluten free, vegan, kosher, halal and non-GMO. It featured a reduced-sugar organic energy drink and a lime cardamom tea containing yuzu citrus and CBD.

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Virginia Dare highlighted its ingredients and capabilities for performance and lifestyle nutrition products. It also offers individualized formulation support to help customers overcome off-flavors and other taste hurdles in beverage applications.

The SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America 2020 show will take place Oct. 26-30, 2020, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. BI