R&D Applications Showcasing: Organic and Non-GMO Ingredients
A survey of products and services to assist developers seeking to create organic and Non-GMO formulations
As of December 27, 2019, organic certified flavors were required in all organic food and beverage products, unless the flavor is not commercially available as organic. Flavorchem, an established leader in the manufacturing of flavor, ingredients and color solutions, has taken a proactive campaign to ensure its customers understand the regulatory changes and are equipped with organic certified flavors. “We understand regulations can be confusing. We are here to guide our customers and help them explore their options, whether it’s time to reformulate to an organic certified flavor or determine if their flavor qualifies as not commercially available,” says Ken Malinowski, Flavorchem president. Flavorchem has an extensive selection of organic certified flavors and extracts, including a wide variety of the No. 1 selling flavor across all product categories: vanilla.
— Flavorchem Corporation, www.flavorchem.com
Vinegars Brighten Flavors
Vinegars brighten the palate and are key ingredients in many distinctive sauces, dressings, glazes, marinades and condiments. Mizkan organic vinegars offer manufacturers more options and flexibility for organic product development and clean-label ingredients. The Mizkan organic vinegar line flavors include organic rice vinegar, apple cider, white distilled, balsamic, red wine and white wine vinegars. All Mizkan organic vinegars are non-GMO 100 grain (10%) crafted using a carefully curated technique—part art, part science—by a family-owned company with more than 200 years of vinegar brewing expertise. Mizkan vinegars are available in 55-gallon drums and have at least a six-month shelf life at room temperature.
— Mizkan America, www.mizkan.com
Flavor Producers, LLC, a leader in organic and natural flavors, used the 2019 SupplySide West to introduce a unique line of complex tasting and transparent “Rutz” flavors, which were featured in Root Beer and Juniper Lime seltzer water beverage prototypes. Addressing consumer interest in clean label, Rutz flavors are plant-based ingredients with zero calories, sodium or carbohydrates. Additionally, Flavor Producers introduced an organic birthday cake flavor in a convenient gummy format to showcase how an indulgent taste profile can translate across a variety of applications.
— Flavor Producers LLC, www.flavorproducers.com
Enzyme Development Corporation (EDC) produces a No Sulfite added papain that is OMRI listed for use in organic processing. Papain provides broad range protein hydrolysis at pH ranges from 3.5 to 8.5 and an optimum temperature of 55 to 70 C. In addition to our papain, EDC offers a wide range of non-GMO enzymes that meet the USDA’s requirements for use as a non-Organic ingredient in an organic product.
Ingredion’s comprehensive clean label ingredient solutions, ranging from non-GMO to plant-based to organic, help manufacturers create label-friendly products with consumer appeal. Breakthrough NOVATION Lumina functional native starches are designed for light-colored applications, with more subtle flavors, and offer a neutral flavor profile, superior flavor release and neutral color. The texturizers offer the functionality of modified starches without artificial ingredients, helping formulators create the “natural” products consumers desire. Labeled simply as corn starch, the starches are also gluten-free, non-GMO and do not require allergen labeling. NOVATION PRIMA 309 and 609 organic native corn starches enable manufacturers to create a superior eating experience that boasts extended visual, sensory and cost appeal. The starches are designed to perform in organic products that undergo harsh process conditions and require high freeze/thaw stability, such as organic savory foods, alternative-dairy products and baby foods. The organic functional native corn starches provide a comparable viscosity and gel strength to modified starches, yet qualify for a simple, “organic corn starch” label while providing cold temperature stability.
— Ingredion Incorporated, www.ingredion.us
New Organic Options
Last year saw Milne MicroDried expand its organic fruit and vegetable ingredients line with seven new varieties. New organic options include Broccoli, Beet, Apple, Cauliflower, Carrot, Red Bell Pepper and Spinach. MicroDried now offers 17 organic fruit and vegetable varieties that are 100% pure, clean label ingredients. The company’s line now ranges from traditional favorites such as Blueberry, Apple and Raspberry to more unusual varieties such as Mango, Sweet Potato and Cauliflower. Each variety is available in different styles, which may include whole, fragments and powders and both chewy and crunchy textures. These organic fruit ingredients offer a clean, single ingredient label with no added sugars, color, preservatives or additives of any kind and are GMO, gluten and allergen free.
— Milne MicroDried, www.milnemicrodried.com
As more consumers look for non-GMO and organic ingredients, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate has expanded its line of organic products with two new chocolate chip offerings: Wilbur Organic Bittersweet Chips and Wilbur Organic Semisweet Chips. Made with pure Belgian chocolate liquor combined with sugar, cocoa butter and flavors, these new organic chocolate chip options add a touch of permissible indulgence to baked goods, snacks and bars. “With these new Wilbur chocolate chips, manufacturers can create ‘permissible indulgences,’ infusing snacks and baked goods with decadent chocolate that also appeals to current health conscious and clean label trends,” says Kate Wadman, senior marketing specialist.
— Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, www.cargill.com
Non-GMO Plant Proteins
MGP continues to innovate in support of savvy food formulators, leveraging its expertise in textured plant-based ingredients as the market for meat alternatives and meat extensions (blended products) grows rapidly. Derived solely from non-GMO sources, MGP’s textured wheat and pea proteins are available in multiple sizes, shapes and colors to replicate the appearance and texture of beef, pork, poultry and seafood items.
— MGP Ingredients, www.mgpingredients.com/food-ingredients
Nexira used the global FiE convention to introduce inavea, the first premium brand of organic and sustainable ingredients preserving natural resources, supporting local communities and aiming for a carbon-neutral footprint. Nexira’s new ingredient inavea PURE ACACIA is an all-natural, organic and GMO-free dietary fiber sourced from carefully selected acacia trees. inavea PURE ACACIA offers the value of high digestive tolerance for fiber and prebiotic enrichment in a large array of applications. With a minimum of 90% fiber content guaranteed on dry weight, inavea PURE ACACIA is the ideal clean label ingredient for fiber fortification. Starting in 2020, Nexira will unveil new scientific evidence and technical benefits, encompassing into inavea brand with innovative synergies and solutions.
— Nexira, www.nexira.com
At Tastepoint by IFF, we create a broad range of organic and Non-GMO project verified flavor profiles which complement any application. Our catalog of existing and customizable flavors spans every taste solutions category, as well as modulation and vanilla extract. With our comprehensive understanding of organic regulation and clean label, we can properly evaluate your product requirements and help educate your team as to which solution best fits your needs. Let’s create something tasteworthy together.
— Tastepoint by IFF, www.Tastepoint.com
Unlike starches and other physically, enzymatically or chemically altered ingredients, gum acacia is 100% natural and 90% soluble dietary fiber. This makes it easy to incorporate into numerous better-for-you applications such as beverages, cereal bars, baked goods and dairy products. In particular, gum acacia is a crucial ingredient in the production of stable beverage emulsions. One ingredient company supplying the organic market is ISC Gums, Edison, N.J. “Our customers have focused much more attention on organic products and our organic gum acacia sales have increased 700% since 2016 alone,” notes Matthew Berliner, ISC Gums vice president. ISC’s Premium Spray Dried Gum Arabic 111 is available as 100% Organic. In fact, the 111 CO (Certified Organic) is the food and beverage industry’s leading emulsifying gum acacia Senegal. In powder form, it is white. In a 20% solution, it is the color of tea. ISC’s Spray Dried Gum Acacia H-600 also is available as 100% Organic. The H-600 CO (which stands for Certified Organic) is 100% pure gum acacia Seyal. In powder form, it is tan. In a 20% solution, it is the color of black coffee. ISC’s Spray Dried Gum Acacia H-380 is available at 99.11% Organic. The H-380 CO is decolorized gum acacia Seyal. The color is removed to match the white color of Premium Spray Dried Gum Arabic 111. ISC Gums produces organic, Non-GMO, kosher and halal certified gum acacia.
— ISC Gums, www.iscgums.com
Layn Corp., a leader in premium, plant-based sweeteners, flavors and natural extracts, introduced Super V Fruit, a new proprietary variety of monk fruit that can naturally produce 20% more mogrosides. These sweet components naturally found in monk fruit are used as key ingredients in sugar reduction. The increase in mogrosides significantly decreases the land, water and resources required to produce monk fruit—benefitting farmers. The new Super V Fruit represents a major step in improving and securing the end-to-end monk fruit supply chain, naturally and without the use of GMO.
— Layn Corp., www.layncorp.com
Gold Coast Ingredients introduces its 100% Vegetarian Hamburger Type Organic Flavor made with all non-GMO ingredients. This savory flavor profile replicates the taste of a beef hamburger patty without the use of animal proteins or animal products. Vegetarian Hamburger Type Organic Flavor is available in powder and liquid form, and it compliments applications such as meat substitute products, seasonings, sauces and snack foods.
—Gold Coast Ingredients, www.goldcoastinc.com
Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Northbrook, Ill., facility earned certification for Organic Certified Flavors production. This certification includes more than 100 flavors from liquid compounding, spray dry, and dry blend manufacturing areas. As the demand for organic products continues to grow, Bell is excited to continue to offer a growing range of organic flavors to meet this dynamic market category.
— Bell Flavors & Fragrances, www.bellff.com
GNT Group used Food Ingredients Europe to show how its EXBERRY Coloring Foods address global market trends. Mintel research shows that 17% of food and drink products launched in Europe in the last decade have carried an organic claim. To meet growing demand for organic products, GNT offers EXBERRY Organics, which are certified according to recognized EU organic standards and include blues, reds, yellows, oranges and purples.
— GNT Group, www.exberry.com