CP Kelco Citrus Fiber Becomes First in the Marketplace to Achieve Upcycled Certification

ATLANTA (Oct. 18, 2023) – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announces today that its citrus fiber, marketed as NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the food and beverage sector and KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber for the personal care sector, has been certified as an upcycled ingredient by the Upcycled Food Association.

“We are proud to be the first in the industry to have our citrus fiber recognized as an Upcycled Certified® ingredient,” said William Letsinger, Senior Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives for CP Kelco. “Our team is committed to ensuring we achieve a near-wasteless lifecycle for NUTRAVA® and KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber products.”

A nonprofit focused on preventing food waste, the Upcycled Food Association offers the first third-party certification program in the world for upcycled food ingredients and products through its Upcycled Certified Program. The association defines upcycled products as those containing food that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains and have a positive impact on the environment.

CP Kelco’s citrus fiber is upcycled from spent citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry near the company’s manufacturing facility in Brazil. Supporting a circularity mindset, leftover materials from the citrus fiber production process are repurposed. Nutrients in the process water are used to fertilize local crops, such as sugar cane.

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is a highly versatile food ingredient that can be listed simply as citrus fiber on the label. It supports dietary fiber intake while providing emulsion stability, viscosity, mouthfeel enhancement, syneresis control and water-holding capacity. Easily recognizable by consumers, it can be beneficial for applications as diverse as baked goods, beverages, condiments, sauces, dairy, dairy alternatives, and meat and meat alternatives. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports the replacement or reduction of ingredients including traditional emulsifiers and stabilizers, starch, egg, butter, xanthan gum, tomato solids as well as fruit pulp.

Introduced in March 2023, KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber is a next-generation ingredient for personal care product development. It can be used in a range of products, from silky serums to luxe creams, to help formulators stabilize emulsifier-free formulations and deliver SENSational textures.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial product manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights, meet manufacturers’ goals and address consumer needs and preferences.

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines include pectin, gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, fermentation-derived cellulose, diutan gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate, and our new upcycled ingredients, NUTRAVA® and KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fibers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

 

 

Formulating On-Trend Functional Gummies with Nature-Powered Ingredients

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Vegan and gelatin-free. Reduced sugar. Wellness and beauty from the inside for all ages. With our strategic market insights, you will learn about the latest trends from around the globe as well as your best ingredient options for formulating clean label-friendly, functional gummies. What ingredients offer the heat stability to capture more e-commerce sales? What ingredients will provide the consistent texture, structure and mouthfeel consumers desire? We will cover the nature-based possibilities for functional gummy formulation and answer your questions to help your brand stand out.

Looking for more on functional gummies?

During our webinar, we received many questions from attendees on topics such as heat stability, alternatives to gelatin, sugar free and fortification challenges, and more. Click the button below to see top questions and answers from our team of experts at CP Kelco innovation centers around the world.

New Uses for the Consumers’ Favorite, Pectin

GENU® Pectin from CP Kelco: Solving Market & Customer Needs for 75 Years

orange lemon and lime slices on white backgroundDid you know that the P in CP Kelco stands for Pectin? As the world’s leading producer of pectin, we are proud to serve the food, beverage and personal care industries. GENU® Pectin was the nature-based ingredient that started it all for us almost 75 years ago. 

With increasing demands for easily recognizable and sustainably sourced, clean label products, pectin is even more relevant today. Our pectin can be found in everything from functional gummies to jams and jellies, dairy products, plant-based alternatives and skincare.

Our sustainability story

We take a circular approach to ingredient development by starting with what Mother Nature gives us. GENU® Pectin is upcycled from citrus peels, an abundant and sustainably sourced byproduct of the juice industry. We use as little freshwater as possible in processing. 

Whatever is left over from our production process is turned into beneficial side products, such as fertigation (fertilizer + irrigation) for nearby crops and our patented, nutritious BRASPOLPA® animal feed for local farms. Even surplus heat from our production process at the Skensved, Denmark plant is repurposed for use in 2,200 neighboring homes, reducing both water usage and carbon emissions.

From fruit tree to fertilizer, watch our short video to see how GENU® Pectin is sustainably sourced and upcycled.

What's new?

You know pectin is a greatrainbow gummy vitamins spilling out of clear container product when formulators keep finding more and more uses for it. Led by its popularity with younger generations, sales of functional gummies have risen by 67% (CAGR 2017 – 2021), according to Innova Market Insights 2022 Lifestyle & Attitudes Survey. Pectin can act as an animal-free alternative to gelatin in functional gummies, allowing it to be marketed with a vegan claim. 

Pectin provides a pleasing texture and taste, is tolerant to calcium and minerals, and enables sugar-free formulations. The other exciting benefit is that functional gummies made with pectin have better heat stability compared to gelatin. So, heat waves and unrefrigerated transportation or storage will not have a harmful effect on product outcome.

If pectin can help gummies stand up to heat, they gain another advantage over gelatin: online sales possibilities. Since the pandemic, e-commerce has become the “most powerful player in the supplements space,” which includes functional gummies, according to a recent article by Natural Products Insider. Citing supporting data from Nutrition Business Journal, e-commerce comprised almost 25% of total sales in 2022 because it allows for “infinite shelf space.”

two yogurt cups one with rasberry and one with blueberriesAs a plant-based ingredient, pectin has great compatibility with plant-based yogurt alternatives. It helps to protect and stabilize protein, while adding creamy texture with a very pleasant mouthfeel. GENU® Explorer Pectin can also act as a starch alternative in plant-based drinking and spoonable yogurt alternatives, helping to eliminate a step for potential cost savings and allow for one less ingredient on the label.

Pectin can also helpburger with toppings formulators in the fast-growing plant-based burger alternatives segment by adding juiciness and providing a chewy, meat-like eating experience.

Let us show you how formulating with pectin can be the best move for your applications. Contact us.

Join CP Kelco at in-cosmetics® Global 2023

Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Booth #AM40, Hall 5
 28-30 March

Come see how we are innovating to help you achieve circularity for beauty and personal care products, and experience the debut of our newest innovation, KELCOSENS™ Citrus Fiber. Upcycled from citrus peels, our next-generation ingredient technology helps formulators stabilize emulsifier-free skin care products and deliver SENSational textures. Play at our texture bar and try our exciting range of prototypes. See how you can create a range of textures with our flexible chassis formulations and go from silky, water-thin to creamy and luxe just by changing our bio-based ingredient options.

Get inspired at our technical seminar Winning in the emulsifier-free segment with a novel, upcycled solution on Wednesday, March 29 at 13:35. Find out more about our Citrus Fiber sustainability story and get new product news and tips. Click here to RSVP.

After the webinar, join us for happy hour at our booth, #AM40 – HALL 5, at 17:00 and enjoy citrusy cocktails on us, in honor of our KELCOSENS™ launch.

We can’t wait to meet you!

About CP Kelco: Unlocking Nature-Powered Success®

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We apply ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences.

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate, fermentation-derived cellulose and our latest innovation, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber.

Why NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber?

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Get to know the story behind our next-generation fiber ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. Upcycled from citrus peels, a plentiful byproduct of the juice industry, our citrus fiber provides great water-holding capacity, emulsion stability and mouthfeel enhancement to help formulators innovate a wide range of applications.

Want a sample? Have questions? We’re happy to help you! Contact us here.

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber: Your Source of Stability in Supply-Challenged Times

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Don’t let an ingredient supply crisis derail your company’s product development and supply plans. Yes, the challenges hitting food and beverage manufacturers currently are many and the impact is great. Ingredients from wheat, starch, egg and oil to locust bean gum, xanthan gum, fruit puree, tomato solids and more are either difficult to obtain or too expensive. But let’s talk about solutions!

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is upcycled from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a plentiful byproduct of the large citrus juice industry near our plant in Brazil. This next-generation ingredient supports dietary fiber intake and offers unique water-holding, texturizing and stabilization capabilities. With an abundant, nature-based raw material supply available, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is well-positioned to help solve formulation challenges.

Extend What You Have

With hyper-inflation, it makes good financial sense to get the most out of ingredients in short supply. However, formulators should be careful not to adjust product recipes by adding too much water. Consumer watchdog groups have begun tracking product changes online and are warning the public about “skimpflation” when water becomes a top ingredient listed on the package label.

Instead, consider an ingredient that can help meet good-for-you expectations. Deliver similar taste, texture and mouthfeel with an easily recognizable ingredient that also has the benefit of supporting dietary fiber intake. It can help you simplify your ingredient deck and optimize formulation costs. For example, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber’s water-holding capacity and oil-binding features can support the reduction of oil and reduction or complete replacement of egg in a variety of baked goods. Citrus fiber also does not require special handling and refrigerated storage like eggs do.

Citrus fiber complements fruit flavors and a great pulp or juice extender in beverages, including acidified protein and fruit-based drinks. As a fiber ingredient, it can also support sugar reduction by providing body and mouthfeel. In dairy and dairy alternative beverages, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports stability, suspension, body and texture. In tomato sauce, our internal lab studies show that NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce use of tomato solids up to 25% .

Tomato sauce and tomatos

Helps extend tomato solids in tomato sauce and salsa.

yogurt and berries

Has high pectin retention which allows it to replace starch in yogurts and fruit prep.

3 glasses of juice

Complements fruit
flavor while extending pulp and juice in beverages.

Use As a Starch Alternative

With its unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber also supports water-holding capacity and can act as a full or partial starch alternative in a variety of dairy, sauces, condiments, baked goods and dairy alternative applications. Because it retains a high pectin content, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber provides gelling and thickening in fruit preparations. In spoonable and drinking yogurt alternatives, it can support stability, suspension, body and texture. In plant-based burger alternatives, it can boost water-holding capacity for more juiciness, stabilize emulsions and support a meat-like texture as it enables starch replacement.

4 dipping sauces

Is an alternative for starch, modified starch, eggs and hydrocolloids in condiments, salad dressings and sauces.

loaf and sliced bread on a wood cutting board

Can replace or partially replace starch, modified starch, eggs and Xanthan Gum in bakery products.

Substitute When Needed

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be utilized in combination with KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum to reduce or act as an alternative to supply-challenged locust bean gum or xanthan gum in formulating dairy alternative beverages by providing both suspension and mouthfeel. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be used as a replacement for locust bean gum in cream cheese and neutral protein beverages. When looking for a replacement for xanthan gum in salad dressing, sauces and baked goods, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is also a strong replacement solution.

As an easily recognizable ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber has no E number in Europe and can be listed as citrus fiber on the product label so it can also help you meet ingredient reduction goals. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes – so that is one less thing to worry about when reformulating.

We Are Ready to Help You Now

Ask us to show you how to reduce or replace supply-challenged ingredients in your application. Our team of global technical experts is happy to work with you quickly to meet your product development needs. Let’s talk! For a sample or more ideas on how to meet your unique goals, contact us here.

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber: Your Source of Stability in Supply-Challenged Times

Don’t let an ingredient supply crisis derail your company’s product development and supply plans. Yes, the challenges hitting food and beverage manufacturers currently are many and the impact is great. Ingredients from wheat, starch, egg and oil to locust bean gum, xanthan gum, fruit puree, tomato solids and more are either difficult to obtain or too expensive. But let’s talk about solutions!

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is upcycled from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a plentiful byproduct of the large citrus juice industry near our plant in Brazil. This next-generation ingredient supports dietary fiber intake and offers unique water-holding, texturizing and stabilization capabilities. With an abundant, nature-based raw material supply available, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is well-positioned to help solve formulation challenges.

Extend What You Have

With hyper-inflation, it makes good financial sense to get the most out of ingredients in short supply. However, formulators should be careful not to adjust product recipes by adding too much water. Consumer watchdog groups have begun tracking product changes online and are warning the public about “skimpflation” when water becomes a top ingredient listed on the package label.

Instead, consider an ingredient that can help meet good-for-you expectations. Deliver similar taste, texture and mouthfeel with an easily recognizable ingredient that also has the benefit of supporting dietary fiber intake. It can help you simplify your ingredient deck and optimize formulation costs. For example, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber’s water-holding capacity and oil-binding features can support the reduction of oil and reduction or complete replacement of egg in a variety of baked goods. Citrus fiber also does not require special handling and refrigerated storage like eggs do.

Citrus fiber complements fruit flavors and a great pulp or juice extender in beverages, including acidified protein and fruit-based drinks. As a fiber ingredient, it can also support sugar reduction by providing body and mouthfeel. In dairy and dairy alternative beverages, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports stability, suspension, body and texture. In tomato sauce, our internal lab studies show that NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce use of tomato solids up to 25% .

Tomato sauce and tomatos

Helps extend tomato solids in tomato sauce and salsa.

yogurt and berries

Has high pectin retention which allows it to replace starch in yogurts and fruit prep.

3 glasses of juice

Complements fruit
flavor while extending pulp and juice in beverages.

Use As a Starch Alternative

With its unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber also supports water-holding capacity and can act as a full or partial starch alternative in a variety of dairy, sauces, condiments, baked goods and plant-based alternative applications. Because it retains a high pectin content, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber provides gelling and thickening in fruit preparations. In spoonable and drinking yogurt alternatives, it can support stability, suspension, body and texture. In plant-based burger alternatives, it can boost water-holding capacity for more juiciness, stabilize emulsions and support a meat-like texture as it enables starch replacement.

4 dipping sauces

Is an alternative for starch, modified starch, eggs and hydrocolloids in condiments, salad dressings and sauces.

loaf and sliced bread on a wood cutting board

Can replace or partially replace starch, modified starch, eggs and Xanthan Gum in bakery products.

Substitute When Needed

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be utilized in combination with KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum to reduce or act as an alternative to supply-challenged locust bean gum or xanthan gum in formulating dairy alternative beverages by providing both suspension and mouthfeel. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be used as a replacement for locust bean gum in cream cheese and neutral protein beverages. When looking for a replacement for xanthan gum in salad dressing, sauces and baked goods, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is also a strong replacement solution.

As an easily recognizable ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber has no E number in Europe and can be listed as citrus fiber on the product label so it can also help you meet ingredient reduction goals. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes – so that is one less thing to worry about when reformulating.

We Are Ready to Help You Now

Ask us to show you how to reduce or replace supply-challenged ingredients in your application. Our team of global technical experts is happy to work with you quickly to meet your product development needs. Let’s talk! For a sample or more ideas on how to meet your unique goals, contact us here.

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber: Your Source of Stability in Supply-Challenged Times

Don’t let an ingredient supply crisis derail your company’s product development and supply plans. Yes, the challenges hitting food and beverage manufacturers currently are many and the impact is great. Ingredients from wheat, starch, egg and oil to locust bean gum, xanthan gum, fruit puree, tomato solids and more are either difficult to obtain or too expensive. But let’s talk about solutions!

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is upcycled from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a plentiful byproduct of the large citrus juice industry near our plant in Brazil. This next-generation ingredient supports dietary fiber intake and offers unique water-holding, texturizing and stabilization capabilities. With an abundant, nature-based raw material supply available, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is well-positioned to help solve formulation challenges.

Extend What You Have

With hyper-inflation, it makes good financial sense to get the most out of ingredients in short supply. However, formulators should be careful not to adjust product recipes by adding too much water. Consumer watchdog groups have begun tracking product changes online and are warning the public about “skimpflation” when water becomes a top ingredient listed on the package label.

Instead, consider an ingredient that can help meet good-for-you expectations. Deliver similar taste, texture and mouthfeel with an easily recognizable ingredient that also has the benefit of supporting dietary fiber intake. It can help you simplify your ingredient deck and optimize formulation costs. For example, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber’s water-holding capacity and oil-binding features can support the reduction of oil and reduction or complete replacement of egg in a variety of baked goods. Citrus fiber also does not require special handling and refrigerated storage like eggs do.

Citrus fiber complements fruit flavors and a great pulp or juice extender in beverages, including acidified protein and fruit-based drinks. As a fiber ingredient, it can also support sugar reduction by providing body and mouthfeel. In dairy and dairy alternative beverages, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports stability, suspension, body and texture. In tomato sauce, our internal lab studies show that NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce use of tomato solids up to 25% .

Tomato sauce and tomatos

Helps extend tomato solids in tomato sauce and salsa.

yogurt and berries

Has high pectin retention which allows it to replace starch in yogurts and fruit prep.

3 glasses of juice

Complements fruit
flavor while extending pulp and juice in beverages.

Use As a Starch Alternative

With its unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber also supports water-holding capacity and can act as a full or partial starch alternative in a variety of dairy, sauces, condiments, baked goods and plant-based alternative applications. Because it retains a high pectin content, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber provides gelling and thickening in fruit preparations. In spoonable and drinking yogurt alternatives, it can support stability, suspension, body and texture. In plant-based burger alternatives, it can boost water-holding capacity for more juiciness, stabilize emulsions and support a meat-like texture as it enables starch replacement.

4 dipping sauces

Is an alternative for starch, modified starch, eggs and hydrocolloids in condiments, salad dressings and sauces.

loaf and sliced bread on a wood cutting board

Can replace or partially replace starch, modified starch, eggs and Xanthan Gum in bakery products.

Substitute When Needed

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be utilized in combination with KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum to reduce or act as an alternative to supply-challenged locust bean gum or xanthan gum in formulating dairy alternative beverages by providing both suspension and mouthfeel. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be used as a replacement for locust bean gum in cream cheese and neutral protein beverages. When looking for a replacement for xanthan gum in salad dressing, sauces and baked goods, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is also a strong replacement solution.

As an easily recognizable ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber has no E number in Europe and can be listed as citrus fiber on the product label so it can also help you meet ingredient reduction goals. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes – so that is one less thing to worry about when reformulating.

We Are Ready to Help You Now

Ask us to show you how to reduce or replace supply-challenged ingredients in your application. Our team of global technical experts is happy to work with you quickly to meet your product development needs. Let’s talk! For a sample or more ideas on how to meet your unique goals, contact us here.