Technology Snapshot: NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

CP Kelco’s newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, is derived from intact citrus peels. Learn more about this nature-based, multifunctional fiber and how our unique, patented process converts the peels into an ingredient that is useful in many applications, while contributing to dietary fiber intake. Eric Goron, CP Kelco’s Senior Business Development Manager, shares more in this webinar developed for Clean Label Conference 2020.

 

CP Kelco Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At CP Kelco, we recognize the role we play in providing essential products and services to our customers across a range of industries– from food, beverage and personal care to pharmaceuticals, household care and industrial products. As we navigate the unprecedented and ever-evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak globally, we are focused on protecting the safety and health of our employees while ensuring continuity in our business operations.

As of April 3, 2020, our manufacturing facilities are fully operating at normal production rates, in compliance with their national and local government requirements related to their provision of essential services.

Our teams continue to focus on meeting the needs of our customers and distributors, and our global supply chain team remains vigilant in closely monitoring and managing the continuity of material flow and logistics.

The safety, health and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority. For their protection, we have instituted many precautionary measures, including travel restrictions, increased cleanings of work areas, increased space between employees in the workplace, remote work where possible, and staggered work schedules.

Please be assured that we are here and ready to help during these challenging times. We thank you for your support, and offer our sincere wishes of safety and wellness to you and your families and colleagues.

Respectfully,

 

 

 

Didier Viala
President

Technology Snapshot: NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

CP Kelco’s newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, is derived from intact citrus peels. Learn more about this nature-based, multifunctional fiber and how our unique, patented process converts the peels into an ingredient that is useful in many applications, while contributing to dietary fiber intake..

Learn more about ingredient innovation with citrus fiber in this webinar.

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CP Kelco’s newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, is derived from intact citrus peels. Learn more about this nature-based, multifunctional fiber and how our unique, patented process converts the peels into an ingredient that is useful in many applications, while contributing to dietary fiber intake. Eric Goron, CP Kelco’s Senior Business Development Manager, shares more in this webinar developed for Clean Label Conference 2020.

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages. They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

From some of our customer interactions, we discovered that ‘clean label’ means different things across the globe. Here are some regional differences:

  • In developed countries in Europe and the Middle East, clean label can be perceived as a shorter ingredient list using more recognizable ingredients and fewer or no E-numbers.
  • In many Latin American countries, sugar-free is important to consumers, as well as using “natural” ingredients. (Note: “Natural” does not have a clear definition either.)
  • In the Asia Pacific region and China, a short ingredient list is preferable, as well as organic ingredients. The region is so vast that clean label perceptions can vary by country:
    • In Japan, consumers are looking for more sugar-free and reduced sugar products, so taste and texture take precedence. Clean label can sometimes be perceived as a “nice to have” goal – especially if you can reduce costs by using fewer ingredients.
    • Consumers in Australia and New Zealand tend to prefer products as close to nature as possible.
    • In India, vegetarian and non-GMO products have always been essential so it’s not a differentiator.
  • In North America, there’s an emphasis on non-GMO and organic ingredients. There’s also a social and sustainability aspect. Clean label is evolving to include an expectation for companies to support their local community, and use sustainably produced and sourced ingredients.

As you can see, there are many ways to achieve a clean label. That presents plenty of reformulation opportunities for manufacturers – along with some big challenges. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

It is possible to deliver clean label benefits and the functional requirements needed to meet consumer expectations:

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution that is differentiated by its composition and process. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber contributes to the daily fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and, with our patented process, we’ve found a way to retain more of it. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

Going Vegan

In condiments such as mayonnaise and dressings, it’s been difficult to create vegan and low-fat versions that can deliver on taste and texture without egg. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber makes it possible to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions and attain the texture and desired mouthfeel, while using standard manufacturing processes. Moreover, mayonnaise-like dressing produced with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber remains stable in macaroni and potato salads. It will not liquify.

Reducing Sugar

From fruit-flavored drinks to dairy alternative beverages and yogurts, CP Kelco offers a variety of nature-based solutions to help you reduce sugar content. The challenge often lies in creating that full-bodied mouthfeel while adding viscosity. We can suggest vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free grades of ingredients such as GENU® Pectin and KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, plus other nature-based ingredients suitable for short and long shelf life products.

For more tips, see our infographic for 7 ways to clean up your label.

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages.

They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

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Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages. They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

From some of our customer interactions, we discovered that ‘clean label’ means different things across the globe. Here are some regional differences:

  • In developed countries in Europe and the Middle East, clean label can be perceived as a shorter ingredient list using more recognizable ingredients and fewer or no E-numbers.
  • In many Latin American countries, sugar-free is important to consumers, as well as using “natural” ingredients. (Note: “Natural” does not have a clear definition either.)
  • In the Asia Pacific region and China, a short ingredient list is preferable, as well as organic ingredients. The region is so vast that clean label perceptions can vary by country:
    • In Japan, consumers are looking for more sugar-free and reduced sugar products, so taste and texture take precedence. Clean label can sometimes be perceived as a “nice to have” goal – especially if you can reduce costs by using fewer ingredients.
    • Consumers in Australia and New Zealand tend to prefer products as close to nature as possible.
    • In India, vegetarian and non-GMO products have always been essential so it’s not a differentiator.
  • In North America, there’s an emphasis on non-GMO and organic ingredients. There’s also a social and sustainability aspect. Clean label is evolving to include an expectation for companies to support their local community, and use sustainably produced and sourced ingredients.

As you can see, there are many ways to achieve a clean label. That presents plenty of reformulation opportunities for manufacturers – along with some big challenges. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

It is possible to deliver clean label benefits and the functional requirements needed to meet consumer expectations:

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution that is differentiated by its composition and process. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber contributes to the daily fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and, with our patented process, we’ve found a way to retain more of it. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

Going Vegan

In condiments such as mayonnaise and dressings, it’s been difficult to create vegan and low-fat versions that can deliver on taste and texture without egg. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber makes it possible to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions and attain the texture and desired mouthfeel, while using standard manufacturing processes. Moreover, mayonnaise-like dressing produced with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber remains stable in macaroni and potato salads. It will not liquify.

Reducing Sugar

From fruit-flavored drinks to dairy alternative beverages and yogurts, CP Kelco offers a variety of nature-based solutions to help you reduce sugar content. The challenge often lies in creating that full-bodied mouthfeel while adding viscosity. We can suggest vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free grades of ingredients such as GENU® Pectin and KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, plus other nature-based ingredients suitable for short and long shelf life products.

For more tips, see our infographic for 7 ways to clean up your label.

 

Discover a More Sustainably
Produced Pectin

We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day. Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.

 

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We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day.

Our quest is ideal stabilization and suspension with ingredients that come from nature … in a sustainable way … using less water and energy.

Here’s one example of how we do it:

What begins as waste citrus peel from the juicing industry goes on to become a powerful, label-friendly ingredient, pectin.

We’ve even reduced our need for water in peel preparation. What little wastewater byproduct we have is recycled as fertilizer and fertigation (fertilized irrigation) to nurture citrus orchards and eucalyptus trees.

Once the pectin is extracted from the citrus peels, we pioneered a way to turn the leftover peels into BRASPOLPA™ sustainable food for animals. This trademarked nutrient has helped to reduce our plant’s environmental footprint considerably by reducing its waste output.

We’re also proud that it earned our Limeira plant an Honor Merit Award at the 23rd Environmental Merit Awards sponsored by FIESP (Federacão das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo) in 2017.

Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.

 

7 Ways to Clean Up Your Label

Making Sense of ‘Clean Label’

One thing is certain: consumers are paying more attention to the label. But the term ‘clean label’ embraces a range of concepts. Understanding your consumers’ perceptions will allow you to better tailor product innovation. Take a quick look at seven ways we can help you meet the challenge.

 

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Seven Ways to
Clean Up Your Label

Making Sense of ‘Clean Label’

One thing is certain: consumers are paying more attention to the label. But the term ‘clean label’ embraces a range of concepts. Understanding your consumers’ perceptions will allow you to better tailor product innovation. Take a quick look at seven ways we can help you meet the challenge.

 

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Clean label needs are sparking all kinds of conversation and innovation lately, but what do they
mean exactly? Take a quick look at these seven ways to clean up your label, the challenges that come with
them and how CP Kelco can be part of the solution.

Building Sustainable Communities Through STEM Education

It seems fitting that, on Valentine’s Day, we showed some love to Okmulgee. Along with Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Okmulgee Area Development Corporation and Huber Helps, CP Kelco delivered a check for $50,000 to Dunbar Intermediate School and helped them dedicate their new STEM SmartLab® program. We were also proud to have Mr. Christopher Seely to represent the Huber family and celebrate with us.

STEM is an acronym for a curriculum based in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Using an interactive and collaborative approach, students will gain hands-on experience in the lab solving real-world problems. Best of all, this new STEM lab will make learning fun and interesting with exposure to the latest technology, such as a 3D printer, robotics, kits to build a solar-run car and more!

We’re living in a highly technological society with tons of data generated every day. A STEM education equips students with the ability to gather and evaluate evidence, solve problems and make good decisions. The skills they develop in the lab will help them solve the complex challenges of tomorrow.

Of course, we’re hoping the new STEM lab helps students cultivate a career interest in engineering and science, and that some will bring those great skills to work for us at CP Kelco.

Photo Credit: A. Woods Photography

CP Kelco has been part of the Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA community since 1977, when our biogums plant began production. As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the world today for a better tomorrow, we have pledged to donate a percentage of our net revenues annually and expanded our approach to community engagement. Huber Helps builds on our long tradition of doing good in the communities where we operate.

The Huber Helps Impact Your Community funding program gives us an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in Oklahoma that will improve students’ education for years to come. It’s just one way that we stand behind our commitment of sustainability, which incorporates the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) dimensions of People, Planet and Profit in our business decisions.