The pandemic has solidified consumers’ goals of seeking foods with more health benefits. The appeal is broad, encompassing not only vegan or vegetarian trends, but also trends to reduce overall consumption of sugar, fat, and oil. It’s no secret that dressings, condiments, and marinades are sources of hidden sugars and fat, even when consumed in small amounts. While consumers are looking for healthier alternatives, taste and flavor will always be top of mind. They still want their condiments to have the expected flavor and texture, turning a healthy salad into a more pleasurable eating experience or enhancing the taste of a plant-based burger with a dollop of creamy mayonnaise. Simple and easily recognizable, quality ingredients are points of differentiation in this competitive category.
NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber peak was developed to support the need for an easily recognizable, label-friendly ingredient to help you achieve your clean label goals in condiment formulations. It is nature-based and made from sustainably sourced citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry. Typical content of dietary fiber is at a minimum of 80% with an approximately balanced amount of soluble and insoluble fiber.
The ingredient of choice for condiments
NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber peak can help formulators reduce fat, sugar, or oil content to create better-for-you condiments. It supports dietary fiber intake while enabling a smooth, squeezable texture. For emulsified condiments, it provides great stability and helps control syneresis. It is amylase resistant to help you create products like dressings for fresh vegetable salads. It also helps you innovate with new, vegan formulations to expand your product line. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is compatible with standard manufacturing processes – no new mixers or equipment needed. Simply adjust the use level to achieve a range of viscosity profiles, depending on preference.
- Listed as citrus fiber on the label*
- Supports your ingredient reduction goals
- Allows for a simpler, label-friendly ingredient list
- No E-number in Europe
- Supports sugar and fat reduction
- Sustainably sourced
See our recipe and video for an eggless, vegan, mayonnaise-like dressing here.
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*National labeling requirements should be considered in the country of use. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber is a food ingredient that complies with the requirements set forth in the food and food ingredients legislation in the EU, the UK, the US and China. Contact us for other jurisdictions.