Ingredient Round-Up: Fruits, nuts & vegetables
September's Ingredient Round-Up features fruits, nuts and vegetable ingredients, including cranberry, soybutter and green tea ingredients. Read on for the latest formulations from Kalsec Inc., Robertet Flavors and many more.
Almond Board of California; Modesto, Calif.
Stop cancer with capsaicin
Recent research links concentrated capsaicin with halting the spread of prostate cancer. Four USP-grade capsicum extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications are available. These are highly concentrated and purified natural extracts of Capsicum frutescens L and/or Capsicum annuum L that are standardized for capsaicin (6-29 percent) and total capsaicinoid content (14-67 percent). Functional foods can be formulated with these products to deliver an efficient and concentrated form of capsaicinoids.
Kalsec Inc.; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Pecans for vascular health
Harvest season brings new research that suggests adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Earlier results from this research found a pecan-rich diet could be as effective at lowering cholesterol as prescription drugs. Pecans can be munched straight from the bag or added to a variety of foods such as salads, waffles, cereal and even chicken breasts.
National Pecan Shellers Assn.; Atlanta
White tea flavors
New white tea flavors blend exceptionally well with other tea profiles and fruit flavors. The flavors are natural and work well in a variety of applications. Milder than both black and green teas, white tea possesses a wonderfully light yet full-bodied tea character. Its slightly sweet flavor profile lacks the “grassy” undertones sometimes associated with green tea. The products come as natural, water-soluble liquids and are useful for beverages, dairy, nutraceuticals, syrups, yogurt, ice cream, sorbet and more.
Robertet Flavors; Piscataway, N.J.
Oats on the mind
Neuravena (EFLA955) is a wild green oat extract launched at last year’s Vitafoods show. New pre-clinical trial data point to a strengthening as well as balancing effect on brain and psyche. This offers attractive positioning possibilities with regard to mental and cognitive functions.
Frutarom Industries Ltd.; North Bergen, N.J.
Tropical fruit flavors
Tropical from-the-named-fruit (FTNF) flavors from Brazil can restore the delicate flavors and volatiles sometimes lost in pasteurization of beverages. Extracts such as banana, guava, passion fruit, coffee, tangerine, mango cocoa and others are available from an extract producer in the growing areas of Brazil. Samples are available.
A&B Ingredients; Fairfield, N.J.
Customized hazelnut paste
Hazelnut paste — hazelnut butter with sugar and other ingredients — is custom manufactured to meet specifications for customer ingredient needs. A full-time, year-round staff, including an on-site food chemist, ensures that customers’ products are manufactured and delivered in the safest, most reliable manner. The manufacturer is AIB and kosher certified.
Hazelnut Growers of Oregon; Cornelius, Ore.