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.

Recipe Card Download

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.

Recipe Card Downloads

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

Cellulose gum or carboxy methylcellulose (CMC) is an additive used in many food and beverage formulations to thicken, bind and emulsify. However, it may be perceived by consumers as not being clean label-friendly or “natural.” And for product developers, there may be challenges with supply reliability.

Depending on the functionality you are trying to achieve in your application, CP Kelco may have alternative ingredients that can help. Reformulation can even present an opportunity to save by using fewer ingredients overall, lowering cost in use, and cleaning up your label with nature-based, vegan-friendly ingredients. For example, easily recognizable GENU® Pectin is a label-friendly alternative that offers protein protection, great mouthfeel, texture and viscosity. KELTROL® Xanthan Gum is a workhorse ingredient that can provide mouthfeel and add viscosity. KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum can help you solve syneresis problems while offering stability, texture and mouthfeel. As an Upcycled Certified® ingredient*, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help you meet your sustainability goals as it supports mouthfeel, viscosity and syneresis control.

See the chart below for ideas and then contact us to discover the most suitable option to help solve your challenges while providing the best cost in use for your formulation.

KELTROL®
Xanthan Gum
GENU®
Pectin
KELCOGEL®
Gellan
Gum
GENU®
Carrageenan
NUTRAVA®
Citrus Fiber
Baked goods such as cake mixes, breads, pizza, tortillas X
Condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, barbeque sauces and dressings X X
Confectionery and fortified gummies X X
Fruit-flavored drinks, juice beverages and soft drinks X X
Dairy and dairy alternatives such as milk, cottage cheese, cream cheese/spreadable cheese, yogurt X X
Ice cream and frozen desserts X X
Meat, ready-to-eat meals and prepared foods such as soup mixes X X X
Sports nutrition supplements X X X

*Upcycled Certified® is a registered trademark of the Upcycled Food Association.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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.

CP Kelco Unveils Tempting Menu of On-the-Go Snack Prototypes at FIC

Featuring our innovative ingredient solution NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber 

National Exhibition and Convention Centre Shanghai, China  

Booth 3K60-3L61, Hall 3 

15-17 March 2023 

 

Visit CP Kelco at Food Ingredients China (FIC) 2023, the largest international show in the food additives and ingredients industry in Asia. We will be highlighting our wide range of innovative ingredient solutions for food and beverage products, including our next-generation ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. Made from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports dietary fiber intake, while helping you meet your clean label goals and develop products lower in sugar and fat.  

Stop by booth 3K60-3L61, Hall 3 to see our on-the-go menu of snack prototypes and try tasty concepts to inspire your next formulation. We cannot wait to see you there!  

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.