BI Nutraceuticals used the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section (SCiftS) Supplier’s Night Expo to showcase a variety of functional popcorn flavors, including “Sweet Purple Tea”; as well as an Apple Cider Vinegar and Beet beverage made from a stickpack.

BI’s functional popcorn samples featured 55% Lentil Protein, which is grown and manufactured in the United States. The plant-based powder is hypoallergenic and an excellent vegan source of protein. The powder provides an additional 2g of protein and 1g of fiber—making it eligible as a “Good Source of Fiber” front label claim. Other functional popcorn flavors sampled at this year’s SCiftS were “Sweet Green Tea” and “Spicy Vegan Nacho.”

BI’s Apple Cider Vinegar Powder contains 4%-10% Acetic Acid and acts as a substitute for liquid ACV in beverages, dry mixes, seasoning blends, etc. Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the trendiest ingredients in beverage applications this year. BI also complemented its Apple Cider Vinegar with beet lemonade to offer a pleasant and delicious taste format at SCiftS.

BI is the largest supplier of plant-based ingredients in the U.S., for use in food and beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, personal care, and pet care products. With more than 400 ingredient offerings—200 of which are GRAS—BI can help companies boost the healthful properties of nearly any product. BI conducts extensive species identification and quality testing on every ingredient so manufacturers can be assured each one meets clean label claims. 

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