Ingredient Briefs: February 2012
Burcon NutraScience Corp. develops Peazazz, a pea protein isolate that’s 100%-soluble, transparent in low pH solutions, heat-stable and offers clean flavor characteristics. Pea protein is a vegetable-based, functional protein ingredient valued for its emulsifying properties. It is designed for snacks, high-protein items and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan applications.
Burcon NutraScience Corp.
British Columbia, Canada
DSM launches Maxavor YE All Natural, a range of 100%-natural, savory flavor that are globally certified as natural. They have a yeast extract label declaration. The two-tier range features Maxavor YE, precomposed, ready-to-use flavor blends that can be used to add authentic, intense taste profiles to clean-label savory foods; and Maxavor Key YE, a portfolio of concentrated flavor keys with a low-salt content. The Maxavor YE All Natural range is free from allergens, added monosodium glutamate, gluten and E numbers. It also is non-GMO and certified kosher, halal and vegetarian.
DSM Food Specialties
Delft, The Netherlands
Kemin’s FORTIUM RGT provides confectionery manufacturers with a natural solution for extending the shelf life of white chocolate. A combination of rosemary and green tea extracts, the label-friendly alternative to commonly used tocopherols, delays the undesirable color change that occurs in white chocolate (from creamy white to a yellow tone) during lighted retail storage.
Des Moines, Iowa
Van Drunen Farms offers organic and conventional freeze-dried blackberries year-round. Available in whole pieces, granules and powder, the berries work in a variety of applications, including baked goods, snack foods and granola mixes. The naturally sweet fruit is high in antioxidants, including vitamin A, which promotes eye health; and vitamin C, which helps the body to absorb iron. Blackberries also contain magnesium, which is important for bone health.
Van Drunen Farms
Hand-harvested from uncultivated trees, Hammons Products’ American Black Walnuts can be used in cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and other bakery treats. The nutmeats come in five sizes (fancy large, large medium, regular medium, ice cream pieces and small). They conform to federal and state government regulations, are processed to meet all FDA guidelines and are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union.
Hammons Products Co.
Taura Natural Ingredients offers a range of ingredients that combine ancient grains and Ultra Rapid Concentrated (URC) fruit and vegetables. URC Inclusions enable manufacturers to create products containing customized blends of ancient grains, such as quinoa, amaranth and chia, with 100%-pure concentrated fruit and vegetables for applications in the snack, bakery and confectionery categories. In addition to ancient grains, crisped rice and cereals can be incorporated into URC Inclusions to create crispy-crunch textures and sweet treats, such as chocolate, for indulgent product concepts. The line also can be used as a carrier for functional ingredients, such as probiotics and prebiotics.
Taura Natural Ingredients