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Ingredient Round Up: September 2020

Sept. 8, 2020
Our editors selected the following food and beverage ingredient products to feature in our September 2020 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

How sweet it is

Sweetener-Vantage Expert Systems is a set of sweetener solution design tools, together with an education program, which are designed to help formulators create sugar-reduced food and drink using low calorie sweeteners. Tools include sweetener maps and selection tools, and WikiSweet, the vendor's proprietary encyclopedia of formulation challenges and solutions. A three-module webinar series, Sweetener University, provides a forum for formulators to hear about and discuss the latest science and trends relating to sweeteners. Tate & Lyle

Dietary fiber for bakery and snack applications

Novelose 3490 dietary fiber can be used in a variety of bakery and snack applications without compromising taste, texture or appearance. The insoluble dietary fiber is derived from tapioca and is classified as a type 4 resistant starch (RS4). The FDA recognizes it as a dietary fiber, and it can provide fewer calories when replacing a portion of the flour in baked goods. It also is recognized by Monash University as a Low FODMAP-certified product in the U.S. According to the university, a low FODMAP diet can help manage digestive wellness. Ingredion 

Phage alternative for pizza cheese

Choozit BC 02 is a phage alternative for cheese makers looking to control pizza cheese browning. The cultures offer such features as robust processing conditions, browning control, flexibility for pizza baking in oven conveyors, consistent cheese quality with no change in texture before shredding and a lower risk of spoilage. The cultures are clean label solutions that use less water in production, a lower volume of whey and less energy for whey drying. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences 

Stress-relieving saffron extract

Affron all-natural saffron extract can be used as a holistic solution for mental health for teens and other age groups. According to the company, this extract, Crocus sativus L., has been clinically studied on adolescents. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of adolescents aged 12-16 years with mild-to-moderate symptoms, the product improved anxiety and depressive symptoms in the subjects when taken over an eight-week period. It possesses a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory impact that not only may help balance key neurotransmitters levels, such as serotonin and dopamine, but also fights the oxidative stress produced by anxiety and stress in the brain. Pharmactive Biotech Products

Naturally extend shelf life

Fortium RVC is a consumer-friendly blend of rosemary extract and ascorbic acid that helps lengthen the shelf life of baking and snack products by delaying the onset of lipid oxidation in fats and oils. Manufacturers continue to respond to consumer demand for consumer-friendly labels, and as an alternative to synthetic antioxidants and traditional tocopherols, this helps fill the gap between efficacy and clean labels. Utilizing proprietary grinding technology, the ingredient ensures small, uniform particle suspension for improved physical stability in each application. Kemin Industries 

Clean-label umami for sodium reduction

Mediterranean Umami, a clean-label ingredient, can help manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score by reducing sodium in the product. The sodium scores can be improved by 3-5 points, depending on the type of product and specific formulation. In many cases, this can be enough to improve the overall letter score. The product line consists of Mediterranean Umami powder and liquid. The umami is derived from natural plant extracts rich in flavor compounds. It can reduce sodium by as much as 45% in a variety of products, including processed meats, plant-based meat alternatives, condiments, sauces, ready-meals and savory snacks. Salt of the Earth 

Organic micellar casein isolate 

Made from certified organic milk from Denmark, MicelPure micellar casein isolate contains a minimum of 87% native milk proteins. It is extracted from milk using gentle processing without the addition of acids. The protein maintains its chemical structure, allowing the creation of products that are as close to nature as possible. Suitable for food, functional health foods and active nutrition applications, it is low in lactose and fat and is heat-stable and taste-neutral. Arla Foods Ingredients

Organic karaya gum

This certified organic karaya gum is manufactured based on the concept of flash heating. This process assures temperature homogeneity and allows the gum to be used alone or with other hydrocolloids. The gum is found in a variety of items such as dietary products, desserts, medications, doughnuts, savory sauces, ready-to-eat meals, ice creams and biscuits. It can help improve the texture of coatings, fillings, dressings, desserts and emulsified sauces. Without any chemical modification, karaya gum also can be used as a bulking agent, a dietary fiber, an adhesive compound and a viscosity control agent. It has water retention and suspending properties. Alland & Robert

Natural BBQ flavor

This flavor has been developed for vegan applications. The natural BBQ flavor brings character and power to savory applications such as plant-based products, ready meals, sauces, popcorn, crackers and chips. Aromatech

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