Creating Label-Friendly Condiments, Dressings and Soups with Nature-Powered Solutions

CP Kelco joins Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share useful insights about the condiments, dressings and soups market, formulation considerations for these products, and how NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber – an innovative fiber sourced from citrus peels – serves as a unique ingredient that contributes to dietary fiber intake and addresses clean-label project goals.

Creating Label-Friendly Condiments, Dressings and Soups with Nature-Powered Solutions

As consumers continue to seek cleaner labels citing less ingredients and various claims – from vegan, organic, and “free from” to health-related benefits like reduced sugar, product innovations across condiments, dressings and soups are ever-evolving to meet these needs.

At the same time, formulators need multifunctional, label-friendly ingredient solutions to address their varying requirements. In this timely webinar,  CP Kelco joins Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share useful insights about the condiments, dressings and soups market, formulation considerations for these products, and how NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber – an innovative fiber sourced from citrus peels – serves as a unique ingredient that contributes to dietary fiber intake and addresses clean-label project goals.

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CP Kelco joins Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share useful insights about the condiments, dressings and soups market, formulation considerations for these products, and how NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber – an innovative fiber sourced from citrus peels – serves as a unique ingredient that contributes to dietary fiber intake and addresses clean-label project goals.

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. This webinar shares 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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