Are you looking for a new ingredient to keep fish fresh? What about boosting nutrient intake? Ingredient makers are constantly looking to address such issues, and recent announcements show that the food industry may have some interesting new options on the table in 2013.
From SATISFIT-LTG, a gelatinous, dietary solution intended to make consumers feel full without eating too much, to Nutrilac, the milk protein that enables yogurt-makers to capitalize on the Greek yogurt craze without buying new machinery, these 12 innovative new ingredients could all change how food and beverage products are made:
1. Ingredient: Immuno-LP20
Company: House Wellness Foods
What it’s for: This newly developed ingredient can be used in various food products, such as nutritional supplements, powdered drinks, soft drinks and baked goods. Immuno-LP20 is an immunobiotic powder composed of heat-treated lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum L-137, which is originally found in an Asian “fermented fish and rice dish.” Its use “may reduce the incidence of the common cold” in healthy-yet-stressed-out people by beefing up their cellular immunity.
2. Ingredient: Origanox WS-T
Company: Frutarom Savory Solutions
What it’s for: Derived from the plant family Oleaceae, Origanox WS-T is a powder used to boost the “stability and shelf life of meat, fish, poultry and convenience foods.” With no apparent difference in look, smell or taste, this plant extract is perfect for maintaining the quality and freshness of chilled and frozen pre-cooked convenience products such as “burgers, chicken wings, kebabs, spare ribs, meat pasta fillings and bacon as a pizza topping.”
3. Ingredient: SATISFIT-LTG
Company: Dow Wolff Cellulosics
What it’s for: When ingested, conventional forms of methyl cellulose whiz right through the stomach. However, SATISFIT-LTG turns into a thick gelatin-like solution at body temperature. By staying in the stomach for longer, this white powder makes you feel full with a smaller amount of food, making it easier for consumers to eat less without getting hungry. SATISFIT-LTG is being developed as a “potential ingredient in cold foods, such as smoothies and yogurt.”
4. Ingredient: PenNovo 00
Company: Penford Food Ingredients
What it’s for: PenNovo 00, a non-GMO, non-allergenic and Kosher enzyme-treated starch, was developed as a coating system for baked and fried goods. When used in fried meat and vegetables, it fills in as a dextrin replacement, refining the crispy texture and hold time. In baked goods, PenNovo 00 acts as a volume enhancer, egg wash replacement and an egg whites replacement in gluten-free food products, adding moisture and gloss.
5. Ingredient: Glucono-delta-lactone
What it’s for: Glucono-delta-lactone (Gdl) is a sodium-free leavening agent which can act as a substitute for food additives such as sodium acid pyrophosphate (SAPP) in bakery products. Replacing SAPP with Gdl can reduce the amount of sodium in a given product by 30% and do away with the soapy aftertaste caused by SAPP.
6. Ingredient: Incromega 3mulsion
What it’s for: Croda has launched its new omega 3 emulsion, Incromega 3mulsion. The 3mulsion is ideal for inclusion in convenient sachets or syrup applications. Just one single-serve sachet or a spoonful of the flavored emulsion will provide a full omega 3 RDA. Croda’s Incromega lipid range offers highly concentrated EPA and DHA ingredients with proven health benefits.
7. Ingredient: Nutrilac milk protein
Company: Arla Foods Ingredients
What it’s for: The Nutrilac milk protein enables yogurt makers to eliminate the whey separation step common to the conventional Greek yogurt-making process. Yogurt-makers can now use the same machinery to make Greek-style yogurt with the same elevated protein levels of typical Greek yogurts. Instead of losing approximately 67% of milk used in the manufacturing process, using Nutrilac with Arla Foods Ingredients’ “Quick” process allows yogurt-makers to use 100% of that milk. The Nutrilac milk protein makes it easier and cheaper to produce Greek-style yogurts.
8. Ingredient: SternRed palm oil
What it’s for: Derived from palm fruit flesh, SternRed palm oil colors foods without food colorants. This flavor-neutral, additive-free, certifiably sustainable, color- and heat-stable ingredient provides golden-yellow to orange-red color to all types of food. SternRed palm oil is a clean label product, meaning it needs only to be declared as vegetable oil on an ingredients list.
9. Ingredient: Lacprodan DI-7017
Company: Arla Foods
What it’s for: Whey protein is nearly impossible to use in ultra-high-temperature processes, which are mostly used to extend the shelf life of beverage products. Lacprodan DI-7017 solves that problem. As a stable, 100% whey protein concentrate powder, Lacprodan DI-7017 can be used in both acidic and pH-neutral preparations. Lacprodan DI-7017 is best used in milky clinical nutrition beverages as whey protein quickens the “gastric emptying” process and promotes muscle synthesis better than alternative and less nutritionally beneficial proteins such as casein.
10. Ingredient: Steviva Blend Syrup
Company: Steviva Brands Inc
What it’s for: Designed as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup, Steviva Blend Syrup is an all-natural liquid sweetener. Perfect for acidic products such as sodas and pairs particularly well with colas, although its neutral taste allows for use with other flavor profiles. Steviva is both shelf- and pH-stable and pesticide- and GMO-free.
11. Ingredient: PUREFRUIT
Company: Tate & Lyle in partnership with BioVittoria Ltd
What it’s for: PUREFRUIT, a monk fruit extract, is a calorie-free sweetener in foods and beverage products, including dairy. The sweetener does away with the bitter or licorice-like aftertaste common to Reb A sweeteners.
12. Ingredient: Sub4salt plus
What it’s for: The sub4salt plus range of organic potassium mineral salts provides salt substitute ingredients with 35% to 50% sodium reductions. Sub4salt plus goes especially well in snack and baked goods products.
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