Don’t let an ingredient supply crisis derail your company’s product development and supply plans. Yes, the challenges hitting food and beverage manufacturers currently are many and the impact is great. Ingredients from wheat, starch, egg and oil to locust bean gum, xanthan gum, fruit puree, tomato solids and more are either difficult to obtain or too expensive. But let’s talk about solutions!
NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is upcycled from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a plentiful byproduct of the large citrus juice industry near our plant in Brazil. This next-generation ingredient supports dietary fiber intake and offers unique water-holding, texturizing and stabilization capabilities. With an abundant, nature-based raw material supply available, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is well-positioned to help solve formulation challenges.
Extend What You Have
With hyper-inflation, it makes good financial sense to get the most out of ingredients in short supply. However, formulators should be careful not to adjust product recipes by adding too much water. Consumer watchdog groups have begun tracking product changes online and are warning the public about “skimpflation” when water becomes a top ingredient listed on the package label.
Instead, consider an ingredient that can help meet good-for-you expectations. Deliver similar taste, texture and mouthfeel with an easily recognizable ingredient that also has the benefit of supporting dietary fiber intake. It can help you simplify your ingredient deck and optimize formulation costs. For example, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber’s water-holding capacity and oil-binding features can support the reduction of oil and reduction or complete replacement of egg in a variety of baked goods. Citrus fiber also does not require special handling and refrigerated storage like eggs do.
Citrus fiber complements fruit flavors and a great pulp or juice extender in beverages, including acidified protein and fruit-based drinks. As a fiber ingredient, it can also support sugar reduction by providing body and mouthfeel. In dairy and dairy alternative beverages, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber supports stability, suspension, body and texture. In tomato sauce, our internal lab studies show that NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can help reduce use of tomato solids up to 25% .
Use As a Starch Alternative
With its unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber also supports water-holding capacity and can act as a full or partial starch alternative in a variety of dairy, sauces, condiments, baked goods and plant-based alternative applications. Because it retains a high pectin content, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber provides gelling and thickening in fruit preparations. In spoonable and drinking yogurt alternatives, it can support stability, suspension, body and texture. In plant-based burger alternatives, it can boost water-holding capacity for more juiciness, stabilize emulsions and support a meat-like texture as it enables starch replacement.
Is an alternative for starch, modified starch, eggs and hydrocolloids in condiments, salad dressings and sauces.
Can replace or partially replace starch, modified starch, eggs and Xanthan Gum in bakery products.
Substitute When Needed
NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be utilized in combination with KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum to reduce or act as an alternative to supply-challenged locust bean gum or xanthan gum in formulating dairy alternative beverages by providing both suspension and mouthfeel. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber can be used as a replacement for locust bean gum in cream cheese and neutral protein beverages. When looking for a replacement for xanthan gum in salad dressing, sauces and baked goods, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is also a strong replacement solution.
As an easily recognizable ingredient, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber has no E number in Europe and can be listed as citrus fiber on the product label so it can also help you meet ingredient reduction goals. In addition, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes – so that is one less thing to worry about when reformulating.
We Are Ready to Help You Now
Ask us to show you how to reduce or replace supply-challenged ingredients in your application. Our team of global technical experts is happy to work with you quickly to meet your product development needs. Let’s talk! For a sample or more ideas on how to meet your unique goals, contact us here.