June 2006 Ingredient Round-Up - Fats and Oils

May 30, 2006
This showcase offers 14 lipid products to sample and savor; 14 ways to add function and flavor.

Lipids to replace trans

The NovaLipid line of fats and oils can replace trans-fatty acid content on food labels. Each one is specifically formulated to contain little or no trans fat. NovaLipid products have an extremely low taste profile, making them a suitable addition or alternative to a vast number of food applications such as shortenings, margarines, confections and many other prepared foods.

800-637-5843 ext. 4107;
Decatur, Ill.

Expeller-pressed soybean oil

A healthy replacement for trans fats is Nexsoy Trans Fat-Free, an expeller-pressed soybean oil. It is manufactured without the use of chemical solvents or refining caustics. It has the stability of partially hydrogenated soybean oil but is free of unhealthy trans fats. It can be used in commercial frying applications, snack foods, dressings and sauces, and is available in non-GMO and organic versions.

Nexcel Food Ingredients;
Springfield, Ill.

Canola clarity

The vendor has a range of canola-derived vegetable oils, including commodity, mid oleic and high oleic canola oils. These products provide superior lubricity and extended oxidative stability corresponding to the fatty acid composition. They are designed for replacement of esters, fatty acids, animal fats and mineral oil in a wide variety of food applications.

Cargill Food & Pharma Specialties;

Low-lin soybeans

Free of all trans fatty acids, Asoyia oil requires no hydrogenation and is low in saturated fat, non-GMO, and offers superior cooking performance with fryer life up to double that of conventional soybean oils. It's processed from 1 percent, ultra-low linolenic soybeans, which were developed after 30 years of research at Iowa State University.

Linolenic acid causes soybean oil to go rancid quickly, so soybean oil is usually hydrogenated, but Asoyia requires no hydrogenation.

Asoyia LLC;
Winfield, Iowa

No-trans margarine

Swedish Gold, a specialty margarine designed for puff pastries, danishes and croissants, now is available in both original and trans-free versions. The margarine remains workable and pliable throughout a wide temperature range yet offers a melt-point at body temperature, lower than roll-in margarines. This offers bakers superior mouthfeel, flavor and rise. Product can be stored at room temperature.

Ventura Foods;
Charlotte, N.C.

For emulsification

Drewpol polyglycerol esters offer food formulators a variety of functional characteristics for developing new food products. They are derived from the esterification of vegetable fatty acids and polyglycerols. Kosher certified, they provide emulsification, homogenization and stabilization in a variety of applications because of their wide hydrophilic-lipophilic balance.

Stepan Co.;
Maywood, N.J.

Kosher and no trans

Myvatex Mighty Fine NT K is a no-trans, kosher blend of canola oil, propylene glycol monoesters, mono- and diglycerides and polysorbate 60K. It's low in saturated fats, rich in omega-3s, has no tropical oils and allows for a clean label. It's easy to use (just cream in) with no special processing equipment to produce silky smooth baked goods. There are no specialty shortenings to purchase and cost is comparable to traditional products.

Kerry Bio-Science America;
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Red palm oil

Carotino, "the red cooking oil," is cholesterol-free, trans fat-free and contains high levels of both Vitamin A and E. It's made from palm oil and is mild in taste, which makes it a good choice for frying and as an ingredient. Studies show lipoprotein blood plasma, a potent risk indicator for coronary heart disease, was significantly reduced when palm oil provided most of the dietary fat.


Roasted nuts and veggies

Artisan roasted nut and vegetable oils add distinct flavors to packaged food products. The company hand-crafts natural, minimally processed oils; roasting makes them burst with flavor. Walnut, hazelnut and almond are among the nut oils, and safflower and canola are among the vegetable oils. These oils are available to food manufacturers in bulk and also for private labeling.

La Tourangelle Artisan Mill;
Richmond, Calif.

Consider hemp seed

Hemp seed oil is a rising star in the world of specialty oils, primarily due to its flavor and perfect balance of essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6.

In addition to its gamma-linolenic acid and stearidonic acid metabolites, hemp seed oil offers a nutty flavor profile, making it a suitable addition to salad dressings, juices, smoothies, protein shakes and other dishes.

Manitoba Harvest;
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Squeezing macadamias

Amarante Organic Macadamia Nut Oil is made from macadamia nuts hand selected, cold-pressed, double-filtered then packaged. Macadamia nut oil is comprised of 81 percent monounsaturated fats - higher than any other oil, according to the company. Studies show monounsaturated fats help in reducing cholesterol and have benefits for heart and cardiovascular health. It contains no trans fats, has a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and a high smoke point of 400°F.

La Terre Ltd.;
Newport Beach, Calif.

Even cranberries

OmegaCran is a 100 percent natural cranberry seed oil, a clear, golden oil that delivers a pleasant butter flavor with a light fruit overtone. Suitable for food applications or as a nutritional supplement, OmegaCran provides a wide range of healthy benefits. It's a source of antioxidants and vitamin E and contains high-levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. The oil also has the lowest level of saturated fat of the most commonly used edible oils.

Decas Botanical Synergies;
Wareham, Mass.

Sesame says Asian

Pure Sesame Oil lends distinctive aroma, nutty flavor and subtle, exotic essence to a range of applications. Sauces, dressings, marinades and coatings enhanced with sesame oil deliver a satisfying solution for Asian tastes and a unique and unexpected flavor profile. Pure Sesame Oil is expeller-pressed for purity and Kosher-certified. It is packed in 55-gal. drums at the source in China.

Lee Kum Kee (USA);
City of Industry, Calif.

Discover borage

The vendor has gained GRAS status for BioAsteri, which may clear the way for functional foods to contain borage oil as a source of gamma linolenic acid, a health-promoting omega-6 fatty acid. Borage seeds have a higher level of GLA than other sources: 23 percent, compared to 15 percent for blackcurrant and 8 percent for evening primrose. BioAsteri is available in oil form and as a powder.

Bioriginal Food & Science;
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan