Ingredient Round Up: December 2019

Dec. 11, 2019
Our editors selected the following ingredients to feature in our December 2019 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

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Super herbs, smaller sizes

The sizes are smaller, but sometimes 1-8oz. of culinary herbs in pastes and purees is all you need, especially for benchtop applications. The vendor now offers its Fusion sauces and dressings such as Sriracha Style Chili Paste, Moroccan Harissa and Chimichurri in "Perfectly Pouched" packaging. They add clean and signature flavors to frozen entrees, meal kits and more. Samples are available. SupHerb Farms; Turlock Calif.; 800-787-4372;

Natural dark cocoa powder

Natural Dark a is 100% natural dark cocoa powder processed without alkali. The taste palate is a mix of roasted cocoa, spices and a hint of dried fruits giving way to warm notes that blend well with toasted aromas, such as coffee or pecan nuts. It can be used in such applications as bakery and pastry, cold drinks and beverages and ice cream. Barry Callebaut; Zurich, Switzerland; +41 43 204 04 04;

Complex, high-daidzein soy isoflavone complex

Organic SoyLife Complex is a soy ingredient sourced from a variety that is naturally rich in isoflavones. It is produced from the soy germ that sits at the heart of the soy bean, further enhancing the isoflavone concentration. It is standardized in isoflavones through natural selection and is high in concentrations of daidzein, a constituent in soy recognized for its powerful antioxidant and phytoestrogenic properties. The product uses non-GMO soybeans and is selected, purified and heat-treated to ensure stability of the active ingredients. It is vegan, kosher and halal. Frutarom Health; Haifa, Israel; 201-941-8777;

How should milk chocolate taste?

How should milk chocolate taste in Germany? How should it taste to delight U.S. palates? Milk Chocolate Mania attempts to answer these questions by customizing the taste of chocolate for geographic or demographic groups. At 21 percent, milk chocolate is clearly the preferred variety – followed by dark and extra dark chocolate. In-house experts with sensory and consumer insights identify and systematize the different elements of the taste profiles of numerous milk chocolate varieties. They then translate this knowledge into chocolate profiles and combine them with the preferences of consumers. Symrise; Teterboro, N.J.;

Whey protein hydrolysate without the bitter taste

Lacprodan Hydro.PowerPro 100% whey protein hydrolysate is 50% less bitter than comparable products with a similar degree of hydrolysis (21-27%). The reduced bitterness solves the ingredient’s unpalatability issues, making it easier to for sports nutrition brands to incorporate it into their products. It has shown benefits for post-exercise recovery and can be used for powder shakes and ready-to-drink protein beverages. Sourced from grass-fed cows and made in Europe, it is fat-free, non-GMO, halal and kosher. It is high in protein, has no added sugar, is easy to dissolve and is low viscosity. Arla Foods; Basking Ridge, N.J.; 800-243-3730;

Base blends for new product formulations

All N Off-the-Shelf Blends are preformulated with active ingredients, ready to use as a base for new product formulations. Each blend includes scientific support in the form of clinical and published study documents for blends and ingredients where applicable; application validation that the blend works well in ready-to-mix powders, ready-to-drink beverages, gummies and chewables; and market validation with validated structure function claims and current market insights where applicable. The blends support keto, cognition, energy, sleep, women’s health and other health areas.
Glanbia Nutritionals; 

Purple corn extract powder

The Suntava Purple Corn line has been expanded to include extract powder. The ingredient can be used as a natural color option for many clean-label applications, including snack foods and beverages. It also has high levels of retained anthocyanins. According to the company, a 1 oz. serving of Suntava Purple Corn can more than double the current daily intake of anthocyanins. And ounce for ounce, it has more antioxidant power than blueberries, acai berries and pomegranate juice. Packed in a 10-kg bag-in-box, the extract powder is available as non-GMO and certified organic. Healthy Food Ingredients; Fargo, N.D.; 844-275-3443;

Dairy-free protective cultures for plant-based fermented products

Holdbac YM Vege is the latest addition to the Danisco Holdbac line of protective cultures known for their ability to extend shelf life and secure the quality of products by holding off yeast and mold spoilage, all without use of synthetic preservatives. This line of label-friendly spoilage prevention can be used with plant-based, fermented foods and beverages. This extended shelf life offers opportunities to reduce food waste. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences; New Century, Kan.; 913-764-8100;

Ahiflower oil source for vegan omegas

Ahiflower oil can be formulated into beverages such as oat, soy and nut milks and desserts such as yogurts and smoothies. It has more than four times the omega-3 benefits of flaxseed oil. Omegas, and in particular omega-3s, are problematic to formulate into food products due to taste and stability challenges. Consumers concerned about sustainability issues associated getting their omegas from marine oils now can turn to functional oils such as Ahiflower. Blue Pacific Flavors; City of Industry, Calif.; 626-934-0099;

Three lemonade bases

A new line of lemonade bases includes three exciting varieties: Lemon Lime Lemonade, Hibiscus Lemonade and White Peach Lemonade. The supplier’s vertically integrated planting, harvesting and processing capabilities ensure great taste and high quality. Since the lemons are processed on the very same day they are picked, they’re fresh. The bases are supplied ready-to-use, requiring only the addition of sweetener and water, thereby eliminating many of the time-consuming and labor-intensive practices commonly associated with making lemonade bases, while also providing cost efficiencies. Citromax; Carlstadt, N.J.; 201-933-8405;

Tomato extract for beauty

Ingestible skincare is one of the more exciting categories in nutrition right now. Lumenato is a calibrated extract of natural tomato nutrients and antioxidants optimized to work synergistically and offer proven benefits for beauty and skin wellness. Sourced from a proprietary, exotic tomato breed, it’s the result of the supplier’s “beyond natural” philosophy. It is produced using a C02, solvent-free extraction process which keeps nutrients as close as possible to their natural form while maximizing their potency and synergy. This means it supports a solvent-free declaration for ingestible skincare applications. Lycored; Orange, N.J.; 877-592-6733;

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