NAGASE, a leading innovator in food ingredients, used IFT 2016 to demonstrate the multi-functionality of TREHA® trehalose in beverage and bakery applications. In fact, visitors were treated to everything from a grapefruit energy beverage to glazed donuts.

“Grapefruit Energy Blast” Beverage – This refreshing, clear beverage contains 40% grapefruit juice concentrate, essential B vitamins, caffeine, and stevia for sweetness. It features TREHA® trehalose for off-note masking and creating a rounded, pleasing overall flavor.

“Consumers are looking for better-for-you beverages but will not compromise on flavor,” says Sharrann Simmons, senior business manager at Nagase America. “TREHA® masks the off-notes of high intensity sweeteners and vitamins, plus modifying the intense astringency associated with flavors like grapefruit juice.”

“Superfine” Glazed Donut – These indulgent glazed donuts featured TREHA® for extended shelf-life and enhanced glaze appearance. Over time, donut glazes absorb moisture and they become sticky and unappealing. This is especially true for yeast-raised donuts, with a characteristically more tender texture. TREHA® helps control moisture migration, producing a stable glaze that exhibits less stickiness over storage, while maintaining a clear, shiny glaze.

“TREHA® enables product formulators to extend the freshness shelf-life of donuts with benefits for distribution and reduced food waste, not to mention improved profitability,” says Simmons.

Delivering over 180 years of Japanese quality, NAGASE manufactures a variety of functional ingredients for food and beverages, including Pullulan, SUNMALT®-S maltose, and many specialty enzymes. TREHA® is manufactured from start via a proprietary enzymatic process.

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Nagase America is a global leader in innovative solutions for the chemicals, plastics, electronics, life sciences and automotive markets. We are a member of the Nagase Group, founded in 1832 and now encompassing over 100 companies in 20 countries and over 6,000 employees globally.

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