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

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.

 

 

Bolstered by Strong Demand, CP Kelco’s Citrus Fiber Expansion Project Well Underway

ATLANTA, August  9, 2022 – Work is progressing on our product line extension for NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber in Matao, Brazil. The new build is well underway and expected to increase our total production capacity to nearly 5,000 metric tons, with options to further expand capacity as needed in the future.

With global demand on the rise and limitless market potential, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is definitely growing in its appeal. A renewed focus on healthier eating habits is driving the search for functional, nature-based ingredients. NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber was developed specifically to help formulators meet consumer demand for foods and beverages with less sugar and less fat, as well as simpler, easily recognizable ingredients.

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is upcycled from citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry that populates the region where our plant is strategically located. With this great local source of raw materials at the ready, we are well-positioned to help formulators innovate a wide range of clean label-friendly products – from dairy and dairy alternatives to beverages, condiments, sauces, bakery, fruit-based applications, meats and plant-based meat alternatives.

“With the sheer scale of this project and ample capacity we are adding, CP Kelco is positioned to be the world leader in citrus fiber production.”

-Didier Viala, President

CP Kelco’s award-winning Matão facility is known for its commitment to sustainability. According to William Letsinger, Senior Director of Strategy, the product line extension is being developed with the most efficient technologies to meet water, energy and emissions reduction goals, while also creating employment opportunities to help the local community. Our production of citrus fiber includes a proprietary and patented peel wash process, which drastically reduces the need for fresh water compared to traditional peel washing while also retaining a high level of pectin and soluble fiber. The project is scheduled for completion in Q3 of 2023.

Especially A-Peeling Facts about NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber

  • Officially launched in December 2019 at Food Ingredients Europe.
  • Upcycled from citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the nearby juice industry in Brazil.
  • Our proprietary and patented peel wash process was designed to lessen its environmental impact by drastically reducing the use of fresh water as compared to traditional peel washing.
  • In addition, our peel wash process helps to retain a high level of pectin and soluble fiber.
  • Spent citrus peel is processed into animal feed. In 2020, we fed roughly 30,000 local farm animals with our BRASPOLPA® feed. What remains as liquid byproduct is distilled into FERPEC® organic fertilizer for nearby citrus orchards.
  • A fiber ingredient, it can be listed as citrus fiber on the label and does not require an E number in Europe.
  • Supports dietary fiber intake and offers unique water-binding and texturizing capabilities across many food and beverage applications.
  • Key applications include dairy and dairy alternative products, beverages, condiments, sauces, bakery, fruit-based products, meats and plant-based meat alternatives.
  • In certain applications, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce use of or act as an alternative to starch, sugar, oil, locust bean gum, methylcellulose, egg and other ingredients that may be hard to source currently due to shortages and supply chain issues. Ask us for application recommendations.

The Clean Label-Friendly Alternative to Traditional Stabilizers for Meat Applications

Many of the current global consumer trends are having a big impact on today’s meat industry:

  • The demand for protein has never been greater.
  • Snacking – especially meat snacks as convenient sources of protein – is on the rise.
  • More consumers are cooking meals at home and turn to packaged meats for help.
  • Consumers are reading the package label and want to feed their family the best. They seek out cleaner label meat products that are free from hormones, antibiotics, artificial preservatives and stabilizers.
  • Consumers are very interested in more nature-based or recognizable ingredients.

There has been growing interest over the years to help meat producers find a cleaner label alternative to the stabilizers and phosphates traditionally used for meat and poultry applications. However, stabilizers serve several purposes. They help to increase water-holding capacity that leads to higher yield and stabilize emulsions, improve texture, and enhance other sensory properties such as tenderness and juiciness. Because of their functionality, it has been hard to find an alternative, let alone a cleaner label alternative – until now…

A Nature-Powered Solution

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is nature-based and upcycled from citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry. A fiber ingredient, it is also a unique solution for solving a number of key challenges for meat producers:

  • Strengthens brand positioning as clean label-friendly and provides differentiation
  • Aligns with consumer needs for more recognizable ingredients
  • Can be listed as citrus fiber on the label*
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Maintains juiciness and tenderness
  • Texture, color and taste of meat products remain optimal
  • Increases cooked yield
  • Reduces purge
  • Compatible with standard manufacturing processes, including injection

Want more details about how NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber performs in meat applications? Find out if NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber or another great solution from our nature-based portfolio is right for you. Contact us today!

*Not all products and claims are available/approved in all markets. Check your National labeling requirements for guidance.

 

6 Reasons Why Citrus Fiber is A-peeling to Food & Bev Formulators

1. Start With an Upcycled Ingredient

It all starts with an abundant supply of sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry. Citrus peels have a high pectin content. In addition, this novel composition of soluble and insoluble fiber has excellent water-holding capacity. It’s a win-win for consumers and formulators alike.

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2. It Supports a Range of Clean Label-Friendly Solutions

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber was developed to support your clean label goals:

  • Supports fat reduction
  • Supports sugar reduction
  • Egg substitution/vegan formulations
  • No E-number required in Europe
  • Can help you meet requirements for kosher, halal, vegan, non-GMO, allergen- & gluten-free food products
  • Can be listed as citrus fiber on the label*

*National labeling requirements should be considered in the country of use

3. The Possibilities–and Applications–Are Endless

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports water-holding, texture, mouthfeel enhancement, emulsion stabilization and syneresis control in a wide range of applications and can be used in combination with other CP Kelco portfolio offerings. See how we can help you create consistent emulsion stability by viewing our prototype video for a low-fat, vegan mayonnaise-like dressing here.

4. It Can Be a Great Alternative to Supply-Challenged Ingredients

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce the use of or act as an alternative to starch, sugar, oil, locust bean gum, xanthan gum, methylcellulose, egg and other ingredients that may be hard to source now. Find more information here or contact us for assistance.

5. It Is Easy to Work With

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes. Enjoy this prototype video for a refreshing mango-flavored drink to see how easy it is to activate with a low use level. We also invite you to join us at one of our innovation labs to discover more of our amazing prototypes.

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6. Our Commitment to Sustainability

Consumers want products that are not only good for you but good for the environment too. CP Kelco strives to be a sustainable partner in your supply chain. See the steps we are taking to live up to our commitment.

Keep in Touch!

Want more details about NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber for your applications? Find out if this ingredient or another great solution from our nature-based portfolio is right for you. 

There’s a shifting balance between the convenience of processed meats that suit on-the-go lifestyles. While this food category remains broad and often a staple in many homes, there is always room to improve yield, consistency, sliceability, spreadability, cohesiveness – and even juiciness and flavor! We offer years of both manufacturing and application expertise, along with choices of nature-based ingredients to achieve formulas that can improve your product while decreasing purge, fat content, slicing loss or protein loss. Let us help you to achieve nature-based claims and a quality product with all the desired flavor, texture and appearance. We have an extensive range of carrageenan and texturizing products for the processed meat, poultry and seafood industries.
  • Protein loss
The primary types of carrageenan used are kappa carrageenan and iota carrageenan. The use of GENU® Carrageenan and GENU® Texturizer Carrageenan blends in processed meat, poultry and seafood products gives a range of consumer and manufacturing benefits by improving:
  • Yield
  • Consistency
  • Sliceability
  • Cohesiveness
Eating qualities such as juiciness and flavor and by decreasing:
  • Purge (drip loss, freeze-thaw loss, cooking loss, and reheating loss)
  • Fat content
  • Slicing loss
 

NEWEST INGREDIENT

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS: 
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Maintains juiciness and tenderness
  • Texture, color and taste of meat products remains optimal
  • Increases cooked yield
  • Reduces purge and freeze/thaw purge

Yield enhancement, moisture retention, texture, and appearance, are all critical considerations in formula development for fresh and injected meats.

We offer a broad portfolio of nature-based ingredients designed to help with increasing juiciness and flavor while decreasing purge, fat content, and protein loss.

NEWEST INGREDIENT

NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS: 
  • Supports dietary fiber intake
  • Maintains juiciness and tenderness
  • Texture, color and taste of meat products remains optimal
  • Increases cooked yield
  • Reduces purge and freeze/thaw purge

Whether developing for increased yield, sliceability, juiciness, flavor or texture, we offer an extensive range of nature-based ingredients and texturizing agents designed specifically for meat, poultry and seafood benefits.

Work with our food scientists to advance innovation in aromas, visual appeal and functional elements, while selecting from quality raw materials and formulations ideal for your specific industrial processes.