Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients: Naturally Replace HFCS
Sweet potato juice concentrate helps product developers replace many conventional sugars that have fallen out of favor with today’s savvy consumer
Sweet potato juice concentrate (SPJC) offers product developers the opportunity to add the health and functional attributes of sweet potatoes to many applications.
Consumers have long been aware of sweet potatoes as a seasonal food, but recent diet trends have raised the profile of the traditional American vegetable all year round. According to the USDA, consumption has increased more than 70% in the past 12 years, as consumers have grown more aware of the sweet potato’s richness in vitamin A, beta carotene, complex carbohydrates, and fiber.
Most of this growth has been focused on a few specific applications, especially chips and fries. However, sweet potato juice concentrate (SPJC) offers product developers the opportunity to add the health and functional attributes of sweet potatoes to many more applications. In particular, SPJC allows replacement of many conventional sugars that have fallen out of favor with today’s savvy consumer.
The ambient temperature stable ingredient from CIFI is approximately 65 Brix, making it a good choice for chefs and food scientists seeking a high-intensity sweetener to replace high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other undesirable ingredients. SPJC’s pleasing aroma, flavor notes, color, and viscosity are compatible with fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy ingredients, baked goods, and vegetable oils with no discernible color loss or bleed due to processing or storage conditions.
The flavor profile is warm and similar to caramel, which means that no added brown sugar or molasses is required for applications like barbecue sauces, which often require such ingredients. Its consistent viscosity also enables reduction of added starches and gums due to the natural starch content of SPJC.
This clean label, all natural ingredient may also be used as a direct or partial replacement for high fructose corn syrup in products like ketchup, sauces, beverages and marinades.
Learn more by downloading sweetener alternative information at: http://www.cifingredients.com/resources/
Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc.
4626 Coleman Drive
Nashville, North Carolina 27856