With warmer weather comes a lineup of new ingredient solutions that are sure to heat up any snack or baked good. Check out this host of all-purpose shortening, active sourdough, flaxseed-based replacers, freeze-dried cheese and more.

Loders Croklaan introducesSansTrans VLS 30, an all-purpose shortening designed to offer a 30% reduction in saturated fat without increasing the annual shortening cost. Another option,SansTransVLS 40, is an emulsified shortening that offers formulators the ability to reduce saturated fat by up to 15% and decrease the annual shortening cost by up to 10% annually. BothSansTrans options are suitable for cookie, cake and muffin applications.
Loders Croklaan North America
Channahon, Ill.

O-tentic Napoletana from Puratos is an active sourdough that helps create flatbread, pizza crust and naan while retaining the look and taste that’s true to its history, tradition and origin. It delivers a clean bite after reheating, great extensibility, easy scaling, clean recipe optimization and a mild fermentation flavor without the time and cost of fermentation. It contains all-natural ingredients and provides flexibility.
Puratos Corp.
Cherry Hill, N.J.

Sensient Colors offers SensiPearl, a pearlescent pigment product line that differentiates food products through luster effects, color shifts and iridescent shimmers. These FDA-approved mica- and titanium-dioxide-based pigments add innovative visual effects to foods such as confections, frosting, marshmallows, gelatin desserts, and more. SensiPearl comes in a variety of custom colors.
Sensient Colors, LLC
St. Louis, Mo.

OptiSol 5000from Glanbia Nutritionals is a natural, clean-label, flaxseed-based ingredient replacer for high-cost gum systems in tortillas, breads, sweet baked goods, batters and a variety of other product applications.OptiSol 5000provides a bevy of hydrocolloid benefits, including moisture control, shelf-life extension, viscosity generation and cryoprotection. It also delivers enhanced nutritional benefits, as it is naturally high in ALA Omega-3 and fiber.
Glanbia Nutritionals
Fitchburg, Wis.

Real cheese can pose a challenge for product developers vying to use it in dry meal packets, instant dry blends, bread mixes and others. Van Drunen Farms’ freeze-dried cheese offers quality, marketability, rich texture and high levels of protein and calcium and other nutrients such as vitamin A. It comes in powder or shred format and in multiple varieties, including cheddar, Colby, Monterey jack and mozzarella.
Van Drunen Farms
Momence, Ill.

Caravan Ingredients developed fudge-based no preservatives, a chocolate base that aids in producing icing, brownie batters and sweet goods that contain 0 g. trans-fat per serving. Bakers just need to add water and sugar.
Caravan Ingredients
Lenexa, Kan.

*Photo courtesy of Glanbia Nutritionals