foaming agents, root beer, desert kind internationalIngredion Incorporated entered an expanded distribution agreement with Desert King International—the world’s largest producer of Quillaja saponaria and Yucca schidigera products—to be the exclusive global distributor of naturally sourced foaming agents for use in food and beverage applications. Ingredion will introduce these products to the North American and European markets, under the FOAMATION brand, on November 1, followed by a global rollout in 2015.

Desert King International has been producing food grade saponins since 1978 and is the leading producer of quillaja saponaria and yucca schidigera -based products across segments ranging from pharmaceutical ingredients, agriculture, beverages and cosmetics.

“We are excited to work with Ingredion to expand the use of quillaja and yucca extracts in the food and beverage industry,” says Paul Hiley, president of Desert King International. “With Ingredion’s support, we will not only broaden our presence worldwide, but our customers will also benefit from the company’s expertise in formulation, CULINOLOGY®, sensory and more.”

Officials say the two companies have collaborated since 2007 in the development and marketing of Q-NATURALE®, the world’s leading naturally based emulsifier for beverages.

 "We are delighted to extend our relationship with Desert King International and to add their high performance range of foaming products to the Ingredion global portfolio,” says Stuart Wilson, Ingredion’s director, global delivery systems. “These products are a welcome and complementary addition to the successful Q-NATURALE range of natural emulsifiers which are already well established in the market place."

—Ingredion Incorporated,