Thanks to a proprietary encapsulation process, manufacturers can now utilize free sterols as an ingredient during the manufacturing process without the use of special equipment or any organoleptic effects in the finished end product. Kerry’s encapsulation process allows the use of free sterols in beverage products, which result in a lower cost per serving than using sterol/stanol ester products. Stable in acid systems and easily dispersible in beverages such as juice and milk, Kerry’s plant sterols are retort and UHT stable as well as bake stable. Kerry’s plant sterols are processed in a dry powder form for ease of use in a variety of commercial food and beverage applications.
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The Dutch potato starch group AVEBE is investing millions of euros in its new subsidiary SOLANIC. This company uses technology to extract high-performance proteins for the food industry. SOLANIC offers manufacturers advantages in comparison to animal proteins.
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Jungbunzlauer’s erythritol is an all natural, low calorie, bulk sweetener that is manufactured from a natural fermentation process. The sweetener is ideal for formulating sugar-free, zero-calorie beverages. When used as a bulk sweetener in ice cream and frozen desserts, Erythritol exhibits crystallization control and freezing point depression. The 0.2 kcal/g provided by erythritol is only 5% the caloric value of sucrose.
Cognis has launched an advertising campaign called Newtrition, which describes the nutritional benefits Cognis ingredients bring to dietary supplements and functional foods. The campaign features the benefits of some of the company’s core ingredients, including Vegapure plant sterols and sterol esters for heart health, Tonalin CLA for fat loss and Xangold lutein esters for eye health.
Tate & Lyle announced a series of new ingredient systems for retail dairy goods. Specially formulated for yogurts, drinkable yogurts, yogurt tubes, smoothies and flavored milks, these solutions are the first to be launched under the Enrich service. Enrich enables food and beverage manufacturers to create products that are packed with additional nutrients, but taste as good as regular brands. Enrich service is focused on three main areas: Digestive Health and Immunity, Obesity and Weight Management and Children’s Health. The new ingredient systems can be customized to include specific functional ingredients. Yogurt Tube Enrich and chocolate-flavored Milk Drink Enrich have been created for the Children’s Health platform. Yogurt Enrich is being launched as part of the Digestive Health and Immunity platform Smoothie Enrich (U.S. only) and Drinkable Yogurt Enrich form part of the Obesity and Weight Management platform.
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The Joy of SoyAs consumers become increasingly health conscious and look for more ways to improve diets with benefical foods, dark chocolate has become popular because of its flavonoids. Studies show flavonoids keep cholesterol from gathering in blood vessels and help reduce the risk of blood clots. The Benjamin P. Forbes Company now offers a dark chocolate milk that will help dairies take advantage of this health-and-wellness lifestyle. It is processed like chocolate milk, but contains real chocolate along with cocoa powder to give it more appeal.
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In 2005, AC Nielsen found that soy-based drinks are the fastest-growing drink category in the world, with a growth rate of more than three times that of energy drinks. To serve that exploding market, the 4Soy initiative was created, which brings together four leaders in the food industry. They are Devansoy, Virginia Dare, FMC BioPolymer and TetraPak, and they worked together to create Benesoy proteins, which are mild in flavor and provide a creamy mouthfeel.
By teaming up Benesoy with Virginia Dare’s fruit flavors and FMC’s stabilizers, the four companies have worked to improve the taste of fruit beverages, cereal, smoothies and energy drinks.