September 2006 Ingredient Round-Up - Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables

New ingredients from fruits, nuts and vegetables are featured in this month's Ingredient Round-Up.

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Pom rich in antioxidants

A new standardized pomegranate extract, Pom40p, contains a minimum 40 percent punicosides, which are the most powerful antioxidants in pomegranate. Unlike its competitors, this product is standardized to the water-soluble punicalagins and has the exact ratio of phytochemical markers that occur in pomegranate juice. Research indicates that pomegranate extracts and juice may have health benefits relating to osteoarthritis, oxidative stress, atherosclerosis, hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions.

P. L. Thomas; Morristown, N.J.
973-984-0900; www.plthomas.com


 

Low-dose citrus note

A unique natural specialty fraction, Lime HV, gives beverage products a powerful, fruity flavor. It is extracted entirely from the lime Citrus aurantifolia and is 100 percent natural and FTNF. A highly volatile fraction, it provides intense, well-balanced lime notes at extremely low dosage rates – 1 ppm and less. It is water-white (suitable for clear beverages) and also can be used with other citrus creations such as lemon to add a “twist.”

Treatt USA Inc.; Lakeland, Fla.
863-668-3388; www.treatt.com


 

Fresh lime flavor

The tart, refreshing citrus flavor and aroma that is characteristic of freshly harvested kaffir lime tree leaves is now available in a natural extract. Aquaresin Kaffir Lime Leaf can be used at a 20:1 replacement level to fresh kaffir lime leaves, which are integral in many Asian cuisines. It eliminates the complication of fresh or frozen herbs and is always on hand and in season. A water- and oil-dispersible extract, it is non-GMO and can be labeled as “natural flavor” or “natural kaffir lime flavor,” which is simple and appealing to consumers.

Kalsec Inc.; Kalamazoo, Mich
269-349-9711; www.kalsec.com


 

Garlic, jalapeno add spice

Two innovative new products are available to provide flavor and pizzazz to industrial foodservice. Garlic Bits, fresh California garlic roasted to perfection, are healthy nuggets of flavor for foods like pizza, pasta, vegetables and salads, as well as dips, sauces, marinades ands soups. Dial-A-Heat jalapenos come in many forms from smooth purees to various diced sizes and are popular in salsas and sauces and as a flavoring for Southwestern foods.

The Garlic Co.; Bakersfield, Calif.
661-393-4212; www.thegarliccompany.com


 

Coffeeberry?

CoffeeBerry is the vendor’s trademarked flavor ingredient based on the dried, non-roasted whole fruit of the coffee plant. It helps formulators create unique and robust coffee or tea blends, ready-to-drink beverages, liquid concentrates and others products with a unique flavor profile plus antioxidants and phytochemicals. The bright red berries, previously unable because of their perishable nature, are flavorful and bursting with beneficial phenolic acids and essential saccharides.

FutureCeuticals; Momence, Ill.
815-472-3100; www.coffeeberry.org

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