GNT’s Exberry Purple Collection meets growing 2018 trend for purple colors in foods, beverages
March 5, 2018
Recent color innovations such as “unicorn” and “rainbow” evoke feelings of fun and intrigue. Thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, a food’s appearance has become even more important than its taste, and supports the impression of flavor, quality, freshness and innovation. Vibrantly colored food is omnipresent in every social media feed and by using Exberry®: “Selfies can become Healthies”.
Frutarom opens €5 million formulation center to answer growing demand for natural colors
March 1, 2018
Officials say Frutarom’s growth reflects its acquisitions of several natural colors companies, as well as major investments in building fully integrated, safe, and controlled supply chains. The company has experienced double-digit growth annually in the natural colorants segment.
Second-generation stevia extracts were all about high-purity Reb A. In contrast, today’s third-generation stevia extracts are based on better tasting steviol glycosides with the highest commercial value, Reb A, B, C, D and M.
Van Leer introduces Niu, a premium, organic dark chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar
February 2, 2018
This unique, organic chocolate product offers product developers a clean solution for molding and enrobing—all with a healthy halo. Niu is the perfect chocolate for clean-label, upscale, and globally-inspired formulations. It contains 65% dark cacao and delivers strong cocoa flavor to balance the coconut.
Bell Flavors offers natural alternatives to liquid smoke
December 18, 2017
Bell Flavors & Fragrances now offers new smokeless smoke flavors as natural alternatives to traditional liquid smoke. Variations range from mesquite to cherrywood. These natural smoke type flavors will help elevate their respective individual flavor nuances that continue to grow in popularity.
High-protein, reduced Sodium chicken broth from Essentia Protein Solutions
December 13, 2017
Already positioned as an innovation leader with protein ingredients, Essentia Protein Solutions has expanded and added Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth to its line of multi-species Broths, Stocks, Fats and Extracts. Now available in both conventional and organic forms, these new reduced sodium chicken items will further strengthen Essentia’s line of clean label ingredients.
Blue Pacific Flavors opens Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center
August 14, 2017
Organic flavor and ingredient manufacturer Blue Pacific Flavors, City of Industry, Calif., opened a new R&D laboratory called the “Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center.” The lab handles all product development and flavor creation for the company's global operations in the US and Asia.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.