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..

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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.

 

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.

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.

CP Kelco to Launch NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber at Food Ingredients Europe

ATLANTA, November 25, 2019 – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, is launching a major new product line at the Food Ingredients Europe conference and exposition in Paris,  December 3-5, 2019. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is a clean-label ingredient that is sustainably sourced, produced from intact citrus peels, and does not require an e-number in Europe.

CP Kelco will showcase its latest innovative ingredient in tasty prototypes at Stand #6G161 in Hall 6 of the FiE exposition. “Our samples will demonstrate how NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber provides water-binding capacity, viscosity, suspension and emulsion stabilization, while also contributing to dietary fiber intake,” said Susanne Sörgel, Sr. Director, Pectin & Carrageenan Strategic Platform at CP Kelco.

At its FiE booth, CP Kelco will offer tastings of a low-fat, vegan mayonnaise containing NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber as an alternative to egg, gum stabilizers and starch, as well as a fruit-flavored drink to demonstrate the new ingredient’s excellent functionality in reduced-sugar beverages.

Developed in response to continuing consumer demand for food and beverage products with less ingredients, less sugar and less fat, NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber can help manufacturers of these products meet clean label requirements while achieving critical functionality that ensures their desired taste and texture. Key applications include condiments, dressings, soups and fruit-flavored drinks.

“This novel fiber will become a key go-to ingredient in the product developer’s toolbox,” said Jérôme Béra, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing at CP Kelco. “Our journey with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is just beginning – we’re excited about its potential based on positive feedback and collaboration from trials conducted with partners around the globe. We look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities for NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber with formulators across many application segments.”

CP Kelco’s Lead Project Manager in Innovation for the Citrus Fiber project, Heidi Munck Graversen, is also a featured speaker during the Fi Conference, focusing on clean label reformulation. Graversen will speak on December 4 at 11 a.m. in the Discovery Theatre, Hall 7.

In addition, CP Kelco is honored to be named a finalist for the Fi Innovation Awards 19 in the category of Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognizes a company for creating a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability. Winners will be announced on December 3 at the show.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. What sets us apart:

  • 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.
  • 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 gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, diutan gum, cellulose gum/CMC, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated whey protein concentrate and our latest innovations, CELLULON™ Cellulose Liquid (fermentation-derived cellulose) and NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com and follow us on LinkedIn.