ADM’s natural sweetening solution scoops “Most Innovative Food Ingredient” accolade

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20 Nov 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company has been awarded “most innovative food ingredient” for its natural sweetening solution, Fruit Up Fiber, at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards, which recognize best practices and innovation within the food manufacturing industry value chain.

Fruit Up Fiber is a source of soluble fiber that provides sweetness with 30 percent less sugar on a dry basis relative to nutritive sweeteners, such as sucrose or glucose, according to the US global food processing and commodities trading corporation. 

Based on naturally occurring carbohydrates (sugars, sweetening ingredients, polyols and soluble fibers), Fruit Up Fiber can provide developers with a lower sugar, clean label solution for a wide range of food and beverage applications.

It has a glycemic index of 40, is also non-GMO, and Halal and Kosher certified.

Reduced sugar alternatives growing in popularity 
Entries were judged on the additional value the innovations brought to developers, as well as their ability to meet unmet market needs.

Growing regulatory pressure, media scrutiny and changing consumer tastes have led many food and beverage developers to focus on reformulation options to reduce the amount of sugar in their products. 

As a result, reduced sugar alternatives are growing in popularity and becoming a necessity for many companies. Meanwhile, consumers continue to look for clean label products that look, smell and taste great.

“Using naturally sourced sweetening ingredients and fibers for sugar reduction gives developers the opportunity to appeal to consumers who are looking to reduce their sugar intake and are also making health and wellness a priority in their eating choices, and Fruit Up Fiber is a great solution to meet this demand,” says Ramesh Sambamoorthy, managing director, Middle East, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, a business unit of ADM. 

“We look forward to showcasing how Fruit Up Fiber can help developers create products with a premium positioning and added value across the Middle East region and the world over.”

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Many of the world’s largest and best-known food manufacturers rely on ADM for hundreds of essential food ingredients.  Our high-quality ingredients from agriculture are in many of the products consumers use and enjoy every day, from grains and meats to salad oils, yogurt and chocolate. 

Baking & Cereals
ADM supplies the baking industry with over 400 staple baking ingredients. Our product offerings also include a full line of cocoa powders, and chocolate and compound products in a variety of forms to meet a wide range of customer applications.

Beverages
ADM is a world leader in corn sweeteners, dextrose, crystalline fructose, maltodextrin, cocoa powders, citric and lactic acids, but we also offer nutritional ingredients such as natural-source vitamin E, soy protein, including organic, and even flavorless, textureless and colorless fiber.

Candy & Confectionery
ADM is the world’s premier producer of cocoa, cocoa butter and chocolate, including the Ambrosia®, deZaan™ and Merckens® brands. We also supply lecithin and other emulsifiers, food acids, corn sweeteners, starches and maltodextrins.

Dairy
Consumers love the wholesomeness of dairy foods, and new ones are appearing every day – like flavored milks in convenience packaging, or the new yogurts that you can both drink and pour. ADM has a stable of ingredients that can help make your dairy products taste great, while maintaining their freshness and stability.

Meat Products
ADM offers the most complete range of soy proteins for processed meat applications including cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages. ADM ingredients also enhance whole muscle meat products while improving taste, juiciness and moisture retention, for maximum cost effectiveness and value.

Other Processed Foods
ADM capabilities help frozen foods stay fresher longer, keep the beans in soup unbroken, and ensure that the oil and water in salad dressings stays emulsified.

Snack Foods
Consumers today want snacks in more varieties and with more healthful qualities. ADM can help you compete in this fast-changing marketplace with all the essential ingredients you need, plus an ever-growing line of functional and nutritional ingredients.

 

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