Building Tomorrow’s Tastes with Alternative Protein Innovation and Creative Options to Offset Inflationary Pressure
Atlanta, Georgia, US (7 August, 2023) – CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions is heading to Food Ingredients South America (FiSA) in São Paolo, Tuesday, August 8 through Thursday, August 10. CP Kelco will be at booth E10, located near the main entrance.
This year’s theme for the largest food event in Latin America is “Building Tomorrow’s Tastes” or “Construindo o Sabor de Amanhā.” Reflecting on the theme, CP Kelco will showcase ingredient innovations that balance the needs of both the planet and the pocketbook, as a way to connect consumer demand for cleaner label products and offset inflationary pressures.
“We welcome everyone to join us for ‘brunch with CP Kelco,’ a master chef show presentation and tasting at the plant-based experience innovation hub on Wednesday, August 9 at 4:30 pm,” said Marina Boldrini, Senior Marketing Manager. “CP Kelco will highlight new trends in plant-based alternatives to meat, dairy and eggs. Come see our innovative advances in this hot growing category utilizing the latest nature-based ingredients,” she added.
There will also be daily tasting sessions at CP Kelco’s booth E10. Prototypes include plant-based offerings such as meatball alternatives, an almond and pea protein beverage, “vegurts” (ambient, plant-based yogurt alternatives suitable for e-commerce sales), a culinary cream alternative and a vegan liquid egg alternative. In addition, CP Kelco will feature functional gummies with a soft, chewy texture provided by pectin as a vegan alternative to animal-based gelatin. Our new pectin can help enable e-commerce and functional gummies sales as they become more heat stable, compatible with fortifying agents, and will not stick together.
Brazil is home to CP Kelco’s GENU® Pectin, which is upcycled from spent citrus peels, an abundant byproduct of the juice industry near our award-winning plant in Limeira. For several years in a row, the plant has won top honors for its commitment to environmental practices and incorporating sustainability into the steps of the production process. For example, leftover materials from the manufacturing process are repurposed. Nutrients in the process water are used to fertilize nearby crops while leftover citrus peels are turned into animal feed that supplements the diets of 30,000 farm animals per year.
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, refined locust bean gum and microparticulated whey protein concentrate. Learn more at cpkelco.com.