Company: Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors (CAIF) 


Ingredient Snapshot: Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors (CAIF) will showcase its most recent innovations in raw materials, at the IFT2018 Food Expo in Chicago from July 15-18 at the McCormick Place convention center. With an extensive product knowledge and portfolio, CAIF commercializes Latin American raw materials for industries within several countries in the Americas.

One of the newest offerings for the Baking industry is Acerola Powder — as a clean-label (ACE+VC) solution for gluten-chain enhancement. While ascorbic acid has traditionally been used to enhance the gluten-chain to improve quality, acerola—a fruit rich in naturally occurring ascorbic acid and delivering the same benefits—delivers the advantage of enabling a cleaner-label final product. This new product based on acerola (ACE+) , provides for the enhancement of weak flours, improvement in the dough’s resistance to extension and deformation, plus improvement of the crumb structure and baking volume.

This is part of CAIF’s strategy of commercializing formulations for Acerola, based on the ACE+ line for the nutracentical, bakery and meat industries.

“As one of the world’s leading producers of acerola-derived products with a proven track record in the nutracentical, bakery and pastry marketplaces, we have full control and traceability of the entire supply chain, up to the fruit itself,” said Cesar Fernandes, chief executive officer of CAIF.  “With our partnership with Duas Rodas, the main flavoring company in Latin America, our production line is located at the source. Users of our Acerola Powder can be assured of the highest quality and supply chain reliability.”

With the growth of its Duas Rodas partnership, customer base and high-quality food ingredient product offerings, CAIF has brought on a number of new hires for customer service, sales and business operations.