From phytosterols and soluble corn fiber to beans and drum-dried carrots, this month’s roundup of new ingredient solutions offers a little something for everyone in the snack food and bakery market.

ADM’sVegeFull beans offer a simple way to add big nutrition to bakery and snack products. Cooked, ground and ready to use,VegeFull delivers all of the health benefits of beans, including fiber, protein, vitamins and antioxidants. VegeFull comes in a variety of formats, such as noodles, pieces, grits and powders, and is derived from multiple classes of beans.
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Decatur, Ill.

Danisco’sPinVitaphytosterols are derived from a natural sustainable pine source to help reduce cholesterol absorption and decrease plasma cholesterol levels. Available in free or esterified forms for use in bars and other bakery products,PinVita phytosterols make it so that less than 5% of phytosterols are absorbed.
Danisco USA Inc.
New Century, Mo.

Sweet ‘n’ Neat Hon-E-Shinefrom ADM/Matsutani is composed of Fibersol-2 soluble corn fiber, honey and purified steviol glycosides and contains 78% soluble dietary fiber on a dry solids basis.Sweet ‘n’ Neat Hon-E-Shineis formulated to reduce calories and sugar, increase fiber and offer a heat- and acid-stable option for snacks, confections and baked goods.
ADM/Matsutani LLC
Itasca, Ill.

Drum-dried carrots from Van Drunen Farms add the nutrition and rich flavor of carrots to new and existing bakery products. Drum drying is achieved by drying pureed, raw ingredients at relatively low temperatures between two rotating high-capacity drums. This results in a continuous sheet of dried product that is then milled into a flake or powder format. The product easily reconstitutes and retains much of its flavor, color and nutritional value, and is an economical ingredient choice. They come in both conventional and organic forms.
Van Drunen Farms
Momence, Ill.

SweetWorks introduced theCelebration line of sixlets, pearls, gumballs and ovation bits (small pieces of dark chocolate-covered mint truffle sticks) to be used as toppings for cakes and cupcakes. The sixlets come in 4.5-oz jars featuring 12 colors and three seasonal mixes and 14-oz. bags of 14 colors. Pearls are available in 4.5-oz. jars, in 12 colors and three seasonal mixes. Gumballs come in 8-oz. peg bags of eight individually-packaging colors. The ovation bits are available in a 14.5-oz. bulk case.
SweetWorks, Inc.
Buffalo, N.Y.

Palsgaard introducesSA 6600, an activated powdered cake emulsifier that provides a high degree of convenience, security and low cost to industrial cake manufacturers.SA 6600contains only one emulsifier and one food carrier, which greatly simplifies labeling. It’s also based on 100% vegetable raw materials, is kosher- and Halal-certified and can carry high amounts of oil, making it a flexible ingredient to use in sponge cakes, Swiss rolls, cupcakes, muffins and other cake products with a high fat content.
Palsgaard Inc.
Morris Plains, N.J.

*Photo courtesy of Danisco USA Inc.