Delavau: Deliver Calcium
Delavau calcium fortification technology makes more room for protein, fiber in applications
For decades, Delavau has been relied upon as a premier supplier of calcium solutions and ingredients to major nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food brands. Now, it’s bringing its calcium expertise and patented Accent™ fortification technology to chocolate, compound coatings, and inclusions for bars, baked goods, snacks and confections.
“Our patented calcium fortification technology creates a chocolate or compound coating that delivers the same amount of calcium as a serving of milk, while maintaining the eating experience of the chocolate,” says Jeff Billig, Delavau vice president and general manager. “We’ve been very pleased by the initial feedback from experts in the chocolate market who’ve been surprised to find that we’re able to incorporate this level of calcium in a chocolate or compound coating without negatively impacting the sensory experience.”
The application opportunities for calcium-fortified chocolate extend across industry segments, with particular excitement around its potential for snacks, meal replacement bars, and baked goods, especially those seeking to increase fiber or protein in the formulations.
“By bringing the calcium out of the base of the bar and incorporating it, instead, in the chocolate, compound coating, or inclusion, it creates an opportunity to add even more of the ingredients that consumers demand, such as protein or fiber,” Billig says. “The technology also delivers this result without adding cost, providing formulators and marketers with a lot of flexibility to improve claims in bars and snacks, while maintaining calcium levels in a cost-effective manner.”
In addition to allowing for the incorporation of on-trend ingredients at greater levels, calcium-fortified chocolate can provide a good or excellent source of calcium in dairy-free applications, a particular draw for consumers who can’t or choose not to consume dairy products.
“Calcium plays a significant role in growth, development, and lifelong health. With Accent fortification technology, Delavau helps our food brand partners to bring high levels of calcium to consumers in a variety of foods, from meal replacement bars and snacks to breads and frozen desserts,” says Billig.
In addition to Delavau’s calcium fortification capabilities, the company recently received a new patent expanding its technology to other minerals, creating even more opportunities for fortification in the future.
For more information on Delavau’s fortification technologies for chocolate, baked goods, snacks, and more, visit DelavauFood.com.
Building on decades of nutritional expertise, Delavau makes it possible for major foodservice and consumer brands to improve the eating experience, nutrition, and shelf life of baked goods, snacks, and sweets. Delavau offers both turnkey and custom solutions for cost-in-use improvement, clean label ESL, calcium and vitamin D fortification, improved dough performance, and deliberate texture design.