NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for Food & Beverage Applications​

A guide to getting the most out of your sample.

Thank you for requesting a sample of NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber! Designed for Food & Beverage formulators, this page will help you get started with your next innovation. Keep scrolling to find: 

  • Videos that provide an overview of NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber, demonstrate how-to properly activate the ingredient and achieving stability in condiments
  • Key application and formulation considerations for using NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber + exclusive recipe cards

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for Food & Beverage Applications​

A guide to getting the most out of your sample.

Thank you for requesting a sample of NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber! Designed for Food & Beverage formulators, this page will help you get started with your next innovation. Keep scrolling to find: 

  • Videos that provide an overview of NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber, demonstrate how to properly activate the ingredient and achieving stability in condiments
  • Key application and formulation considerations for using NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber + exclusive recipe cards

Key Application & Formulation Considerations

Key Application & Formulation Considerations

Desired Functionality NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber
Clarity
Emulsion Stabilization
Gelling
Process Stability [Heat & Shear]
Low pH Stability
Melt Resistance
Opacity
Protein Stabilization
Salt Tolerance
Suspension
Syneresis Control
Thickening
Viscosity/Mouthfeel

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for:  

  • Bakery Mixes
  • Breads/Muffins/Cakes
  • Puff Pastry
  • Frozen Dough
  • Gluten-Free

Bakery Formulation Insights

  • Adjust dosage versus competitive citrus fiber, target the same viscosity/WHC, can be down to 30% NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for:

  • RTD Coffee & Tea Drinks
  • Juice/Beverage Concentrates
  • Fruit Juices & Drinks
  • Nutritional Beverages – RTC
  • Powdered Coffee/Chocolate/Tea
  • Powdered Soft Drinks

Beverage Formulation Insights

Fruit-Flavored Drinks: If a compound is made and then diluted, homogenization of the final beverage is key for full stability. NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is not for clear beverages, as the insoluble fiber will be visible.

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Clean Label-Friendly Mango Drink

Consider NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • BBQ Sauce/Chili Sauce/Ketchup
  • Dry Mix Dressings
  • No-Fat/Low-Fat Condiments/Dressings
  • Spoonable/Mayonnaise

Condiment Formulation Insights

Avoid non-heat treated vegetables and herbs that might interact with the pectin in NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. Soaking it in 5% vinegar for a few minutes can be a solution.

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Low-Fat Vegan Mayonnaise

Reduced Sugar Ketchup

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • Gummies & Jellies

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • Acidified Protein Drinks
  • Cereal Milk Drinks
  • Chocolate Milk/Flavored
  • Dairy Cream
  • Cream Cheeses/Processed Cheese
  • Ice Cream/Frozen Desserts
  • Milk Alternatives/Plant-Based
  • Milkshakes/Smoothies
  • Sour Cream/Dips
  • Yogurts

Recipe Card Downloads

Indulgent Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Cream Cheese Alternative

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • Bakery Fillings
  • Jams, Jellies & Spreads
  • Fruit Prep

Fruit Application Formulation Insights

Fruit Prep: Too little water available makes it hard to incorporate NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. When solids are too high, the pectin part of the citrus fiber becomes the dominating factor.

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • Meat – Fresh & Injected
  • Meat – Processed

Meat & Seafood Formulation Insights

  • Be aware of interactions with herbs and onions in plant-based meat.
  • Adjust dosage versus competitive citrus fiber, target the same viscosity/WHC, can be down to 30% NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber.

Recipe Card Download

Plant-Based Burger Alternative

Consider NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for the following:

  • Cream-Based Sauces
  • Marinades
  • Powdered Soups/Sauces
  • Soups

Recipe Card Download

Indulgent Chocolate Sauce

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Citrus Fiber for Bakery Applications

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is a next-generation ingredient that allows formulators to reduce egg, butter or fat and emulsifiers in bakery applications, which can lead to cost savings and enhanced functionality. Download our complimentary technical bulletin to learn more.

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The Power of High Protein: Innovation, Inspiration and Formulation Insights

For dairy and dairy alternatives, protein is the star ingredient that consumers demand. However, working with high-protein applications takes technical expertise to overcome challenges of suspension, stabilization and mouthfeel, among others. Discover our tips for formulation success and unlock your next high-protein innovation with CP Kelco!

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CP Kelco Invites All to Indulge with No Compromise at Fi Europe 2023

ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2023) – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is heading to Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Frankfurt this Nov. 28–30. Attendees are invited to “Indulge with No Compromise” as the company showcases innovative prototypes and discusses the latest texture trends at Booth 3.0C40, next to Azelis.

“With the demands and stresses of our daily lives, consumers are turning to indulgent food and beverages for comfort. However, they still prioritize their health and wellness and are mindful of the environment,” said Camille Berdugo, CP Kelco Senior Marketing Specialist. “When making food and beverage choices, consumers do not want to compromise on sustainability, wellness or enjoyment, while also keeping an eye on their budget.”

CP Kelco will show how it is possible to achieve indulgent texture in products that are “good for you” and good for the planet. Using the company’s nature-based ingredients, some of which are upcycled, extracted from plants, or derived from fermentation, it is possible to indulge with no compromise. “For example, consumers are buying more vitamin and mineral supplements than ever and will choose a soft and chewy gummy that tastes like a confectionery treat but is made without animal-based gelatin,” said Berdugo.

At FiE, CP Kelco invites show attendees to Booth 3.0C40 to indulge in a breakfast tasting session of vegan scrambled egg alternatives featuring KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum every day from 10 to 11am. In the afternoon, CP Kelco will host a soft-serve ice cream break featuring NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. CEST and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

CP Kelco will also showcase a variety of additional new prototypes including…

  • Cold cut alternatives with a meat-like sensory experience and short ingredient list, featuring GENU® Carrageenan.
  • Heat-stable, vegan gummies, including a sugar-free, Vitamin C gummy and a calcium-enriched gummy, made with GENU® Pectin.
  • A high-protein yogurt alternative made with label-friendly GENU® Pectin.
  • Oat-based matcha latte alternative featuring KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum for excellent suspension and smooth mouthfeel.
  • An indulgent and silky rich, emulsifier-free chocolate sauce made with NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber.

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 citrus fiber, pectin, gellan gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, fermentation-derived cellulose, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate. Learn more at cpkelco.com.

CP Kelco Heads to FiSA 2023 in Brazil

 Building Tomorrow’s Tastes with Alternative Protein Innovation and Creative Options to Offset Inflationary Pressure

 

Atlanta, Georgia, US (7 August, 2023)CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions is heading to Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) in São Paolo, Tuesday, August 8 through Thursday, August 10. CP Kelco will be at booth E10, located near the main entrance.

This year’s theme for the largest food event in Latin America is “Building Tomorrow’s Tastes” or “Construindo o Sabor de Amanhā.” Reflecting on the theme, CP Kelco will showcase ingredient innovations that balance the needs of both the planet and the pocketbook, as a way to connect consumer demand for cleaner label products and offset inflationary pressures.

“We welcome everyone to join us for ‘brunch with CP Kelco,’ a master chef show presentation and tasting at the plant-based experience innovation hub on Wednesday, August 9 at 4:30 pm,” said Marina Boldrini, Senior Marketing Manager. “CP Kelco will highlight new trends in plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy and eggs. Come see our innovative advances in this hot growing category utilizing the latest nature-based ingredients,” she added.

There will also be daily tasting sessions at CP Kelco’s booth E10. Prototypes include plant-based offerings such as meatball alternatives, an almond and pea protein beverage, “vegurts” (ambient, plant-based yogurt alternatives suitable for e-commerce sales), a culinary cream alternative and a vegan liquid egg alternative. In addition, CP Kelco will feature functional gummies with a soft, chewy texture provided by pectin as a vegan alternative to animal-based gelatin. Our new pectin can help enable e-commerce and functional gummies sales as they become more heat stable, compatible with fortifying agents, and will not stick together.

Brazil is home to CP Kelco’s GENU® Pectin, which is upcycled from spent citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry near our award-winning plant in Limeira. For several years in a row, the plant has won top honors for its commitment to environmental practices and incorporating sustainability into the steps of the production process. For example, leftover materials from the manufacturing process are repurposed. Nutrients in the process water are used to fertilize nearby crops while leftover citrus peels are turned into animal feed that supplements the diets of 30,000 farm animals per year.

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, refined locust bean gum and microparticulated whey protein concentrate. Learn more at cpkelco.com.

Are Acacia Gum Shortages Affecting Your Food Applications? We Have a Solution.

Acacia gum (also known as gum Arabic) shortages in recent weeks have impacted supply chains and increased pricing for many food manufacturers, but CP Kelco has a solution to help you. Our sugar beet pectin is an effective, nature-based acacia gum alternative for:

  • Soft drinks and flavor emulsion
  • Confectionery, including panning
  • Bakery
  • Sport nutrition and snacks
  • Ice cream

CP Kelco’s GENU® Pectin is a reliably supplied, versatile, highly functional ingredient that is compatible with standard manufacturing processes to maintain high product consistency. In addition, GENU® Pectin is produced from plant-based raw material and supports sugar-free and label-friendly formulations.

Learn more about how GENU® Pectin can serve as a go-to solution for your needs. 

Answers to Your Top Functional Gummy Questions

During our recent webinar on formulating functional gummies, we asked you to send us your toughest questions. We received an incredible response, so we know that you are as passionate about this subject as we are! Most of the questions we received could be divided into themes of heat stability, alternatives to gelatin, sugar free and fortification challenges. Please see the answers below from the experts at our innovation centers:

Because of the global nature of e-commerce, you will begin to see more commonalities across the regions. However, each region will still add its unique touch to appeal to local needs. Pay attention to the emerging trend of personalization that we discussed in the webinar. 

Not everyone is ready for 3D printing but the idea of tailoring solutions to lifestyle, age, beliefs (such as vegan and halal), and health goals helps consumers to feel more catered to and included. That kind of personalization will be welcome in any region.

This will depend on the functional ingredients to be used. Use level is important as well as the pH each ingredient may bring to the product. Next, one will need to ensure a gelling agent aligns with the formulation, labeling and processing requirements. 

For example, our GENU® Pectin can do an excellent job of setting and providing stability to products with a lower pH. However, if the type of minerals or flavor of the product results in a higher pH (from 4.0–5 or above), then we can also recommend another grade of pectin or perhaps GENUGEL® Carrageenan might be a better choice.

Functional compounds may have different sensitivities to temperature and pH, and there are technologies like encapsulation that can help to protect these actives. In a functional gummy process, these compounds are typically added before acidification, or as late in the process before deposit. The recommendation is to mix them with either glycerin or corn syrup to provide some protection. 

This step can impact the product’s overall pH, so we advise using a gelling agent that tolerates this variability. Our GENU® Pectin for fortified gummies can be a good option to maintain gelling and texture characteristics.

It is possible to replace sugar and corn syrup with other solids or bulk ingredients. A key consideration for these ingredients is solubility, as you will want to provide a minimum amount of total soluble solids for gelling agents to set (thinking about pectin), and for the end product to have good firmness and stability. Therefore, polyols or soluble fiber are typically used.

Other ingredients can be used but firmness may be reduced as their solubility and composition varies, depending on the ingredient.  

Melting and stickiness may be caused by moisture migration into the product. To eliminate the possibility of this issue coming from the hydrocolloid ingredient, it is important to understand if it has been properly dispersed and hydrated, and if the pH of the product is suitable for its functionality. Another reason can be related to the carbohydrate composition, so the amounts of sugar and corn syrup (or other solids) should be reviewed.

This can also be a common problem with gelatin gummies because of their heat instability, especially when trying to ship for e-commerce or during warm summer months when the temperature can exceed 30°C. There are other ingredient options available with better heat stability than gelatin, such as our GENU® Pectin and GENUGEL® Carrageenan.

CP Kelco has several nature-based solutions — not animal based — that can meet your requirements. They can produce a variety of textures, so matching the texture of one gelling agent with another requires looking at the source, hydration and gelling properties of the different ingredients. You may even prefer a blend. We would be happy to collaborate and recommend the ingredient combination that makes the most sense, considering your texture and labeling needs.

In general, sensory evaluations of GENU® Pectin show that it has a softer, chewy bite, and it can enhance fruit flavors you may be using. Our GENUGEL® Carrageenan is another vegan option. It will not stick to teeth, and it has more of an elastic but refreshing chew. Both pectin and carrageenan can provide shelf stability and higher temperature resistance, for a non-melting and non-sticky performance.

Pectin can be a very good option for temperature stability. Once pectin sets, it forms a thermally stable gel that tolerates higher shipping temperatures than gelatin, which tends to melt at 35°–40°C. If in addition the goal is to maintain texture, a partial replacement of gelatin with pectin can be considered.

Gellan gum is often used in combination with other gelling agents, such as carrageenan or pectin to adjust the texture. KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum provides a firm texture while carrageenan provides a texture range going from firm to elastic. Gellan gum, carrageenan and pectin all have a wide pH working range, heat stability and fast setting rate with great flavor release, making them very compatible ingredients.

Finally, the total soluble solids (TSS) to deposit gummies should be between 77%–78%, with the final TSS typically between 80%–82%. This allows for product stability and texture. It can be achieved with a variety of sweeteners or bulk ingredients, depending on the characteristics of the end product.

Typically, the same equipment can be used when working with other gelling agents like pectin or carrageenan. The main considerations to include or adjust in the process are around hydration and dissolution of the ingredients, as well as higher setting and gelling temperatures. 

The concentration of vitamins, minerals or other active ingredients are typically determined by the amount per serving that is intended for gummy supplements to provide. Pectin can be used in formulas where these ingredients are included at higher concentrations (e.g., between 15%–20%), as long as the conditions of pH and solids are still maintained for pectin to set. We have a variety of pectins that can be evaluated to provide good gelling and texture to different types of functional gummies.

colorful candyPectin can be used either on its own or in combination with other gelling agents to create liquid-filled gummies, and it is a very good option when thinking about vegan or label-friendly alternatives. Our pectin portfolio includes a variety of options that can be recommended depending on formulation and texture needs. 

Some functional ingredients can either shift the pH conditions that allow pectin to set or can be a source of ions that may affect pectin gelation. Working on selecting the right type of pectin can improve setting and overall texture, in the presence of botanical or functional ingredients.

To prevent syneresis in gummies, there are a few things to consider. First, it’s important to maintain the total soluble solids at 80%–82% or correct them if needed. Typically, an increase in soluble solids helps.

Another consideration would be around the gelling agent. For example, the sweeteners or bulking agents typically used in sugar-free gummies tend to provide a weaker pectin gel and more tendency for syneresis, so an increase of 5%–10% of pectin should do a better job at holding water and maintaining firmness.

One more suggestion is to increase the stoving temperature to 35°–45°C to improve drying efficiency.

Finally, if there are any reducing sugars in the bulking agents used in the sugar-free or sugar-reduced formula, they can be adjusted by either decreasing the amount of glucose syrup or reducing the holding time at which the candy mass is exposed at high temperature and low pH.

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CP Kelco Launches NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber in Australia at foodpro 2023

Atlanta, Georgia, US (July 7, 2023) – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is excited to launch NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber to the Australian market at the upcoming foodpro 2023 event in Melbourne on 23 – 26 July, 2023.

Upcycled from citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is a sustainably sourced ingredient that was developed to meet the need for simpler product development and shorter ingredient lists. It contributes to dietary fiber intake while supporting mouthfeel, viscosity and more across a variety of applications – from beverages, baked goods and condiments to plant-based dairy and meat alternatives. With shortages and rising prices impacting supplies, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports the replacement or reduction of starch, egg, butter and xanthan gum in formulations. It also helps to extend tomato solids and fruit pulp in fruit applications for potential cost savings.

“We are thrilled to introduce NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber to Australian formulators,” said William Letsinger, Senior Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives. “Innovation, sustainability, efficiency and inflation are all top of mind this year. NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help by supporting the replacement and reduction of emulsifiers, butter, fruit solids and other ingredients for a shorter, clean label-friendly ingredient deck,” he added.

Exciting prototypes that solve vegan formulation challenges

CP Kelco’s technical experts have crafted several tasty solutions to showcase how NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can replace or reduce eggs and oil, as well as add indulgence, texture and mouthfeel when working with plant proteins. Attendees are invited try the following prototypes:

  • Vegan cream cheese
  • Low sugar strawberry jam
  • Vegan pancake instant dry mix
  • Low-fat plain vegan mayonnaise

Come experience CP Kelco’s NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber firsthand at Azelis stand B12, our distributor partner in Australia and New Zealand, and join us for a deeper dive with our discussion entitled “Next Generation Ingredient Developed from Upcycling” on Tuesday, July 25 at 1:30 PM on the Product Innovation Stage.

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.

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.