Dairy Alternative & Plant-Based Beverages

As consumers embrace alternative proteins into their daily diet, the demand for variety is driving the dairy milk substitute market. From vegans and vegetarians to those with dairy allergies and intolerances, to the curious flexitarians, more of us are seeking nature-based ways to take in protein and nutrients.

Formulators are also becoming more creative with protein sources and blends.

However, they must contend with a variety of issues when working with various grains, nuts or other plant sources. Grinding the nuts or grains into a fine powder can leave some residual solids that can settle to the bottom of the container.

Adding fortification ingredients like calcium to improve nutritional content can also present a settling issue and, therefore not deliver what is promised on the label. Beverages made from coconut have fats that may separate and rise to the top of the container. Others are very thin and need additional body and creaminess to create the right mouthfeel that consumers desire in dairy alternative beverages.

Whatever your challenge, CP Kelco has the nature-based ingredient to complement your formulation and help solve issues of stability, suspension, viscosity, body and mouthfeel.

NEWEST INGREDIENT

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS: 
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Enhances body and mouthfeel
  • Provides viscosity
  • Provides partial suspension
  • Supports stability during shelf life

Our Products

Product Type Function
KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum Learn More
  • Suspension
  • Stabilization
  • Ease of Use
  • Mouthfeel
  • KELCOGEL® HA B Gellan Gum Learn More
  • Stabilization
  • Suspension
  • KELCOGEL® HM Gellan Gum Learn More
  • Gelling
  • Stabilization
  • Suspension
  • KELCOGEL® DFA Gellan Gum Learn more
  • Suspension
  • Stabilization
  • Viscosity
  • GENU® Carrageenan Learn More
  • Creaminess
  • Mouthfeel
  • Body
  • Range of Viscosities
  • Quick to Hydrate
  • GENU HI-pHIVE® Carrageenan Learn More
  • Stabilization
  • Low Mouthfeel Contribution
  • GENU® Pectin Learn More
  • Gelling
  • Thickening
  • Stabilization
  • Acid Stability
  • Protein Protection
  • KELGUM® Xanthan Learn More
  • Suspension
  • Creaming Prevention
  • Mouthfeel
  • Body & Texture
  • Syneresis Control
  • KELTROL® Xanthan Blends Learn More
  • Suspension
  • Creaming Prevention
  • Mouthfeel
  • Body & Texture
  • Syneresis Control