Technology Snapshot: NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

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

 

Technology Snapshot: NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

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

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

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

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

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

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

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

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

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

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

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

Going Vegan

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

Reducing Sugar

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

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

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

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

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

Going Vegan

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

Reducing Sugar

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

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

 

Discover a More Sustainably
Produced Pectin

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

 

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

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

Here’s one example of how we do it:

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

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

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

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

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

 

7 Ways to Clean Up Your Label

Making Sense of ‘Clean Label’

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

 

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The Future is Suddenly More A-Peeling!

As you seek to reduce the number of ingredients on your label, we know that each one you choose needs to be multifunctional, nature-based, and recognizable to consumers. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber does it all AND contributes to daily fiber intake as well. That’s why it’s the next-generation, ingredient of choice for product developers creating clean label products. Key applications include dressings and sauces, condiments, fruit-flavored drinks – the possibilities are endless!

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As you seek to reduce the number of ingredients on your label, we know that each one you choose needs to be multifunctional, nature-based, and recognizable to consumers. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber does it all AND contributes to daily fiber intake as well. That’s why it’s the next-generation, ingredient of choice for product developers creating clean label products. Key applications include dressings and sauces, condiments, fruit-flavored drinks – the possibilities are endless!

A multifunctional tool in your formulation toolbox:

Benefits

  • Emulsion Stabilization
  • Suspension
  • Water-Binding
  • Viscosity & Mouthfeel
  • Supports Fat Reduction
  • Supports Sugar Reduction
  • Egg substitution
  • No E Number

Discover the Possibilities

CP Kelco’s NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is nature-based and derived from intact citrus peels. Our unique, patented process converts the peels into a fiber that is not only functional, but also contributes to daily fiber intake.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

CP Kelco strives to be a sustainable partner in your supply chain. See the steps we’re taking to live up to our commitment to People, Planet and Profit.

A Recipe for Yogurt Fruit Prep Success

In Innova Market Insights’ recent forecast of food and beverage trends for 2020, one thing was perfectly clear: ingredients matter. Consumers are increasingly interested in what makes up their favorite products. After all, they count on products such as yogurt to help maintain their healthy-but-hectic lifestyles. As we’ll discover, there is one trend set to revolutionize the yogurt market. It’s already in high demand among consumers. And one key ingredient is ready to help your brand succeed.

 

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In Innova Market Insights’ recent forecast of food and beverage trends for 2020, one thing was perfectly clear: ingredients matter. Consumers are increasingly interested in what makes up their favorite products. After all, they count on products such as yogurt to help maintain their healthy-but-hectic lifestyles. As we’ll discover, there is one trend set to revolutionize the yogurt market. It’s already in high demand among consumers. And one key ingredient is ready to help your brand succeed.

A Look at Yogurt Trends

According to Innova Market Insights, more than half of all U.S. shoppers purchase yogurt regularly. While it’s still a top choice for breakfast, more consumers are turning to yogurt as a snack. There’s also a shift towards yogurt for dinner, which suggests a growing interest in the more indulgent, dessert-style yogurts. Almost 20% choose yogurt because it’s so convenient, and ambient drinking yogurts are tailor made for the on-the-go lifestyle.

Health claims are also a big part of yogurt’s appeal to consumers. Food Ingredients First reports that more than 60% of all new yogurts made a digestive/gut health claim in 2018 and just about as many claimed to be low fat. Protein is still a megatrend worldwide and yogurt is a great source. However, with many manufacturers striving to reduce sugar, low- and no-sugar claims are on the rise. Over 20% of yogurts launched in 2018 made the low-sugar claim, says Food Ingredients First. That marks a double-digit jump in just four years.

From CP Kelco’s own internal research, we know that consumers want to increase their daily fruit intake, especially in many Asian and developing countries. They are eager to experience new sources, such as fruit yogurt, and combine it with savory flavors, spices and nuts.

The Category to Watch

Industry insiders, including the author of the lifestyle blog Eat For The Planet, call plant-based yogurt “the category to watch in 2019 and beyond.” According to Progressive Grocer, it’s the “new market disruptor,” taking the place of Greek yogurt, and Plant Based Foods Association reports the plant-based yogurt category grew almost 40% in the U.S. in one year – more than plant-based meats and beverages combined! Innova Market Insights says Europe is the leading region for spoonable non-dairy yogurt launches in the first half of 2019. The global non-dairy yogurt market is predicted to increase significantly through 2027, according to Future Market Insights.

The reason? Consumers perceive plant-based foods to be “healthier.”

One look at grocery store shelves will convince you that there isn’t a plant, nut or legume that hasn’t been turned into a dairy alternative. Recent launches seem to favor oat milk with a creamy texture that is well-suited as a yogurt base and coconut cream, which provides rich flavor. There is no clear non-dairy front runner yet, which could make for some interesting competition and lots of choice for consumers.

What Will it Take to Succeed?

Working with plant-based yogurts comes with a unique set of challenges related to taste, texture and formulation. In a competitive market, brands that can master these six criteria will succeed with consumers:

  1. Clean label
  2. Low or no sugar fruit preparation
  3. Interesting flavors
  4. Creamy texture
  5. Plant-based protein
  6. Fresh/fruity taste

The Key Ingredient: GENU® Pectin

Pectin is a familiar ingredient to consumers and produced from citrus peels. As the world’s leading pectin producer with more than 75 years of experience, CP Kelco sources its citrus peels from the juice industry. Pectin provides soluble fiber and can help you meet your clean label formulation requirements.

Pectin adds a nice, creamy texture to your fruit prep with a fantastic shine and a unique flavor release compared to starch. It lets your fruit be the star – consumers see an even distribution of well-preserved, large pieces of fruit. Pectin also has a clean taste that won’t affect your fruit’s natural flavor. It provides a shear-thinning flow to optimize the pumping process without disturbing the fruit. This ensures your fruit prep will remain stable through the manufacturing process – from the transport and processing of the fruit prep itself through your production of stirred, fruit-at-the-bottom, fruit-at-the-top or fruit-on-the-side finished yogurt (with no “floating fruit” migration/reaction to your white mass or thinning down).

We can recommend the following product categories for fruit preparations, based on your needs:

  • HM Pectin (high methylated) is great for suspension and rapid setting at higher temperatures. It is used for traditional high-sugar products.
  • LM Pectin (low methylated) can be used for low-calorie/low-sugar fruit prep. There are a broad range of LM pectins to choose from. Your LM pectin choice will depend on key variables such as your production process, setting temperature, sugar content, preferred texture and whether organic compliance is a requirement.

In addition to using pectin for your fruit preparation, it’s also an excellent, nature-based ingredient for your white mass. Your pectin choice will depend on the formulation content of soluble solids, amount of culture present, protein source, type of sugar and fruit variety, as well as the texture and viscosity you desire. So, play up your yogurt’s indulgence and sensory profile with beautiful layers of fruit and white mass. Reformulate to reduce sugar and add protein. CP Kelco can help you achieve the results you want.

Discover a More Sustainably
Produced Pectin

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

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

Here’s one example of how we do it:

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

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

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

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

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

 

The Future is Suddenly More A-Peeling!

As you seek to reduce the number of ingredients on your label, we know that each one you choose needs to be multifunctional, nature-based, and recognizable to consumers. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber does it all AND contributes to daily fiber intake as well. That’s why it’s the next-generation, ingredient of choice for product developers creating clean label products. Key applications include dressings and sauces, condiments, fruit-flavored drinks – the possibilities are endless!

A multifunctional tool in your formulation toolbox:

Benefits

  • Emulsion Stabilization
  • Suspension
  • Water-Binding
  • Viscosity & Mouthfeel
  • Supports Fat Reduction
  • Supports Sugar Reduction
  • Egg substitution
  • No E Number

Discover the Possibilities

CP Kelco’s NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is nature-based and derived from intact citrus peels. Our unique, patented process converts the peels into a fiber that is not only functional, but also contributes to daily fiber intake.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

CP Kelco strives to be a sustainable partner in your supply chain. See the steps we’re taking to live up to our commitment to People, Planet and Profit.