October 1, 2004
Nuts for Hazelnuts
New from the Hazelnut Council is a marketing kit chock-full of hazelnut information and nutrition, consumer trends and even recipes. Consumers can find answers to their most frequently asked questions as well as information on how integrating hazelnuts into daily life turns them into a daily indulgence. Find applications and usage, consumer insight panel reports, national studies and more. www.hazelnutcouncil.org
Divine Delta SL
Today’s consumers are focused on wellness. Bunge Oils is addressing health with new Delta SL — a natural vegetable oil produced from a proprietary process. Delta SL is metabolized more rapidly than traditional oils and inhibits the body’s ability to absorb LDL cholesterol. This can help to maintain desired body weights and to lower bad cholesterol in consumers when used as a replacement for traditional cooking oils. Benefits are a naturally bland flavor, resulting in a cleaner taste. It can perform as a salad oil or cooking oil and is enriched to maintain a healthy lipid profile. www.bungeoils.com
New from the American Egg board is a booklet entitled “Egg Products Reference Guide.” This guide is filled with exciting egg information from egg nutrient values to egg vitamins to eggs as nutraceuticals to refrigerated egg products. Typical egg specifications, functions and issues also are addressed, making this booklet a must-use, must-read for consumers who want to know what eggs can do for them.
Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. introduces malted barley as a whole grain ingredient that bread and pizza makers can use to boost dietary fiber. Barley contains no additives — nothing but barley and water are used from beginning to end in the malting process. The resulting malted barley has a wide range of applications, including use in bread formulations where barley can function as an all-natural dough conditioner, a flavor and color booster, texture enhancer and more.
Cargill Food and Pharma Specialties adds new food grade VersaGum xanthan gum to its full line of specialty ingredients. The ingredient’s functionality improves product quality in various applications including bakery products. VersaGum xanthan gum is a shear stable ingredient across a broad range of pH and temperatures ensuring product integrity throughout production, shipping and distribution. 1-877-650-7080.
Spectrum Foods, Inc. is rolling out new Nexsoy Extra High Fiber Low-Fat Soy Flour designed for use in high-fiber and/or reduced-carb bread, cookie and bakery products. Nexsoy ingredients are produced with a proprietary solvent-free process, resulting in a neutral taste profile. These ingredients can be incorporated at high inclusion rates without affecting flavor or texture and are available in natural, non-GMO and organic versions.
Bunge Oils’ new Vream and “Vreamay RighT” shortening products, along with “Victor RighT” margarine, contain 80% less trans fat than conventional shortening products. One for one replacement of current shortenings or margarines is a main additional benefit. There is no need to reformulate in most instances. It also performs like regular shortenings and produces baked goods with excellent taste, volume and appearance.
SPI Polyols introduces its new line of No-Sugar-Added Fruit Toppings, otherwise known as Maltisweet M95 Maltitol Solution. Available in both blueberry and strawberry flavors, this low-in-net-carbs ingredient adds pizzazz to desserts and other baked goods. 1-800-789-9755.
Fleischmann’s fundamental business strategy focuses on building customer relationships. With more than 135 years in the industry, Fleischmann delivers superior product value. The company leads the baking industry in the development of new products and is an expert in the fermentation of ingredients and conditioners. Fleischmann’s new product directory provides information on a variety of its products from the Benchmate line to yeasts, dough conditioners, vinegars, acidulants, tablets, leaveners and more. 1-800-772-3971.
T.J. Harkins introduces new milled sesame-seed and flaxseed flours — Sesame Flour and BenneFlax — for use in artisan and low-carb breads. Each product is formulated and processed to optimize the combination of protein, carbs, dietary fiber and flavor. These flours can act as a partial replacement to wheat flour in order to reduce carbs, or as a substitute to soy flour for better flavor. 1-800-527-5552.
California Custom Fruits and Flavors, Inc. has a complete line of low-water-activity fillings for cereal bars and cookies. CCFF has developed fillings as low as 0.50 for ultimate shelf life extension. The reduced-moisture fillings are designed to withstand heavy extrusion into bakery casings and remain stable under intense baking temperatures. The fruit fillings are naturally fat-free and have a blend of natural and artificial flavors to improve eating quality. Low-sugar and no-sugar-added fruit fillings and custom-designed bakery flavors and fruit products are available. 1-626-812-6555.
A high-stability liquid oil made from specially bred seeds for canola oil is Bunge’s latest innovation. Elite Nutra Clear HS is trans fatty acid free, high in oleic acid, low in linolenic acid and low in saturated fatty acids. The product has good oxidative stability without the need for hydrogenation or antioxidants. Also available in shortening form, Elite Vream is recommended for applications like salad oil, spray oil and industrial frying. 1-800-828-0800.
World production of hazelnuts averages nearly one million tons each year. Hazelnuts are grown in many countries including Turkey, Italy, Spain and the United States. The Hazelnut Council presents its booklet “Hazelnut Applications and Usage — A Guide for Food Professionals,” providing a summary for consumers about this versatile nut. In it, consumers can learn about the shape, flavor and texture of the hazelnut, grades and standards, processing, shelf life and health. 1-206-270- HNUT.
Carmi Flavor & Fragrance Co. has four generations of expertise in the flavor industry. Carmi offers flavor flexibility with two choices of flavor lines. The Flavor Depot brand is a full line of standard flavors available in natural, natural/artificial, nature identical, artificial, liquid and powder form. The Carmi Flavor line features custom formulated flavors available in liquid or powder form, natural, natural/artificial, nature identical and artificial varieties. Carmi has flavors for all applications including bakery, beverage, confectionery, dairy, health and nutraceutical, ice cream and sherbet, savory, snack food and more. 1-800-421-9647.
ADM Specialty Food Ingredients offers more than 500 high-quality ingredients. Its new baking booklet focuses on the baking industry across a wide range of products and processes. Covering everything from services to applications, cakes to cookies, snacks to cereals, pizza to pie crusts and more, this booklet provides the answers bakers are looking for. Learn more about industry challenges like carb-counting and trans-fat watching to information about R&D resources listed by industry. 1-866-545-8200.
Tree Top is “growing new ideas” with two innovations — low-carb apples and juice concentrates. With a 58% reduction in net carbs, low-carb apples allow dieters to enjoy the taste and nutritional benefits of apples without sacrificing their low-carb lifestyles. Apple dices are infused with sorbitol and contain only 34 gm. of net carbs per 100 gm. serving in low moisture form. The dices can be used in applications like low-carb bakery mixes, breakfast bars, dried fruit snacks and more. Juice concentrates from Tree Top taste fresh-from-the-tree when they reach your table. Flavors like apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, peach, pear, plum and even tropical are available, as well as custom blends. 1-800-367-6571.
Idaho Pacific takes you to the forefront of current food trends with superior-quality, dehydrated potato products. Whether using potato flakes, granules or flours, everyday and specialty recipes for loaves, dinner rolls, focaccias, baguettes and pizza dough can be enhanced with perfect texture, rich color and delicious taste. 1-208-538-6971.
Nestle Branded Ingredients offers mountains of possibilities with its extensive line of morsels, miniatures and candy inclusions and toppings. Choose from Toll House morsels, chunks, white morsels, peanut morsels, rainbow mini morsels and more. Perfect for use in snack packs are miniatures like Butterfingers, Crunch bars, Wonka Cherry Nerds, Baby Ruth bars and more. For use in snack, baking and ice cream products are Butterfinger pieces, Butterfinger fine grind, Buncha Crunch, Rainbow Nerds, mini gems, Choco Bake and more. 1-866-429-5371.
Danisco offers a variety of ingredient solutions for better-tasting, healthier, more consistent quality tortillas. This line of specialty ingredients improves “tortillability” and tortilla functionality providing better flexibility, machinability, stability and nutrition. Functional products include Panodan Datem, Dimodan Distilled Monoglycerides, Grindamyl PowerBake Bakery Enzymes and more. 1-800-255-6837.
Kerry Americas recently unveiled innovative Reduced-Carb Pizza Curls, featuring a unique reduced-carb substrate and reduced-carb snack seasonings. The soy-based curls are accented with a zesty, tomato pizza taste profile and feature about 6- to 8-gm. of net carbs per 1 oz. serving. 1-800-331-0135.
Low-Carb, Low-Trans Lowdown
ADM highlights its line of NovaLipid zero and low-trans oils, which are used in the production of donuts and gourmet cookies. Nutrisoy Next meat alternatives are featured in its barbeque sandwiches, fajitas, and Italian-style pasta. A low-carb mix of ingredients is integrated into the breads and tortilla chips. In addition to these products, ADM runs a baking laboratory and Culinary Center, which assists customers in the formulation, testing and launch of their respective retail and foodservice product lines. 1-217-424-5200.
Flav-R-Bites from Cereal Ingredients, Inc., are specially processed flavored and colored particulates designed to add flavor and texture to products. Processing employs patented extrusion technology, enabling items to provide strong product identity, even when exposed to prolonged heat and moisture found in baking applications. Flav-R-Bites are physically firm with low moisture and good shelf and storage life. This product can be mixed directly into dough or batter and baked as normal. Baking hydrates the product, transforming it into a soft inclusion. Standard Flav-R-Bites have no trans fat, are Kosher-parve and non-GMO formulations are available. 1-816-891-1055.
Ed-Vance is the new non-GE line from Edlong Flavors. These products contain no additives or ingredients that are sourced or derived from engineered/modified or genetically engineered/modified organisms. Also, Ed-Vance Flavors do not contain additives or ingredients that are produced by using genetically engineered materials as processing aids or additives, and none of the additives and ingredients used are likely to contain DNA and/or protein resulting from genetic engineered/modification. The Ed-Vance line is available in a vast array of flavors. 1-888-MY-TASTE
FiberStar 70 from MGP Ingredients is a highly effective resistant starch developed for use in fiber enhancement. A wheat derivative, it is a natural fit for wheat flour-based product formulas and can partially replace flour in bakery products. FiberStar 70 has a clean flavor, white color and a smooth, creamy texture and maintains a nearly invisible presence in finished products. Applications include breads, muffins, waffles and breakfast cereals as well as nutritional bars. 1-800-255-0302
Taco flour from Minsa is designed for in-line frying operations with minimal equilibration before frying. The medium/coarse grind reduces oil absorption and keeps puffing to a minimum. Taco shells are strong and flexible, reducing waste due to breakage. The white corn is processed into stoneground, corn masa flour, and is coarser than all taco flours. It is fortified with niacin, reduced iron, thiamin, riboflavin and has a trace of lime. 1-800-852-8291
Great Taste + Nutrition
Flav-R-Bites from Cereal Ingredients, Inc. are highly flavored and developed specifically for nutritional food bar applications. Flav-R-Bites are specifically formulated for customers’ requirements and can be fortified to increase the nutritional content of food bars. They can be made very soft and tender or firm enough to withstand rigorous processing. 1-816-891-1055
South of the Border
Edlong Dairy Flavors announces the release of five new flavors that mimic popular authentic Mexican cheeses. These natural and artificial powder flavor varieties are Chihuahua, Manchego, Oaxaca, Panela and Queso Blanco. The concentrated, water dispersible and Kosher-dairy certified flavors work in sauces, dips, topical applications and more. When sampling, ask for Chihuahua #1426, Manchego #1438, Oaxaca #1434, Panela #1436 or Queso Blanco #1424. Suggested usage levels range from 0.10% to 1.00%. 1-888-698-2783.
Cargill Salt manufactures exclusive Alberger brand salt. Rapid solubility makes Alberger a natural for topping crackers and breadsticks, leaving no gritty aftertaste. Its pure, unaltered, flake crystals improve product appearance and deliver a burst of flavor. 1-800-377-1017
Incredible Edible Eggs
The American Egg Board presents its EggSolutions booklet — A Complete Reference for Egg Products. The booklet covers topics like processed egg products, ask the doctor (FAQ), processing handling and storage, advantages of egg products, product equivalency and more. Overall, the egg category has grown substantially and per capita consumption of eggs has reached its highest point in 20 years. The booklet gives consumers working knowledge of the different types of egg products available. Find money-saving tips, ideas for storage space and preparation time inside. 1-877-488-6143.
Edlong Dairy Flavors introduces Natural Cheesecake Flavor #4563. This highly concentrated spray-dried powder flavor is water dispersible and is specifically designed for baking applications. The sweet, buttery cheesecake flavor is very creamy and slightly fruity. It is Kosher dairy certified and ideal applications include cheesecakes, cookies, pound cake, fillings and puddings. 1-888-MY-TASTE
Salted snacks, dips and dipping sauces have more flavors, more spice and more heat. TABASCO brand Industrial Ingredients are zapping up snacks and dips like never before. From pork rinds and popcorn to meat snacks and salsas, the possibilities are endless with 10 varieties, including the original Red Pepper Sauce, Dry Red Flavoring, Processor’s Blend, Crushed Red Pepper, Jalapeño Green Sauce, Jalapeño Dry Flavoring and new Chipotle Sauce. Mix them in, sprinkle them on, whatever the application, it’s a flavor explosion. 1-407-814-2488
The fresh fruit taste of ripe blueberries is sweet, tart, delicious and good for you, all rolled into one. Van Drunen Farms selects only the finest blueberries from the best growers for use in the food-processing industry. Freeze-dried blueberries can be stirred into doughs and batters, infused berries are processed in a sugar solution, and drum-dried blueberry flakes or powder are easy to add to bakery mixes, all of which produce a product that carries a distinctive color swirled throughout and maintains almost all of its nutrient quality and harvest-fresh flavor. 1-815-472-3100
Dry It Out
National Starch introduces its DRY-TACK 250 food binder, which adheres seasonings, flavors and particulates to snacks, breads, cereals and other low-moisture baked goods without adding oil. After a short period of post-heating above 250°F, this starch-based dry powder adheres to foods and is especially suited for large particulates such as dried fruits, nuts, meat and herbs. The binder melts within 20 to 90 seconds and quickly forms a strong bond with the food substrate. 1-800-797-4992
Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients, a French ingredient producer, supplies both snack pellets and maize grits to snack manufacturers worldwide and have recently concentrated efforts on ways to offer products with enhanced nutritional qualities. The three-dimensional Quadritos snack pellet will be showcased at SNAXPO in Philadelphia. The innovative wheat snack pellet can expand with hot air, offering a no fat option to conventional snacks. Quadritos are rich in vegetable proteins, minerals, complex glucides, and fibers, and also contain 50% less salt than most snack pellets.
Brolite offers customers a variety of rye sours for use in baking. For example, the FFP Melba Sour produces a mellow, tangy flavor in melba toast and all types of rye breads, rolls and pumpernickel. The Super Vita Rye Sour is a naturally fermented rye flavor that contains a blend of spices, producing a high-quality rye product with “Old World” flavor and aroma. All of the rye sours are a perfect blend of ingredients and function, giving bread that distinctive taste. 1-888-BROLITE