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FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
16 Oct 2019 --- Positioned as both a natural sweetener and a flavoring, Dirafrost’s new cacao fruit puree is made from the white pulp surrounding cacao beans – which are typically... Read More
PACKAGING & TECHNOLOGY NEWS
24 Jun 2019 --- Tapping into better-for-you snacking trends, the Kraft Heinz Company has released a new range of “spoonable smoothies,” coined Fruitlove. The new launch combines the... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
15 Apr 2019 --- With the rapid growth of food start-ups, industrial giants are increasingly invested in promoting innovation across the food supply chain. This month, the Food & Beverage... Read More
20 Mar 2019 --- Major suppliers are eyeing new growth opportunities that specifically target Chinese tastes. Investment announcements and facility expansions from Firmenich, Wacker and Agrana in... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
15 Mar 2019 --- Austrian food company Agrana Fruit, part of Agrana Group, has announced its food and drink trend predictions for 2019 and beyond. “Each year we produce a global trend... Read More
Agrana was highlighting its plant-based options at the show and how its technologies, such as High Pressure Processing (HPP), are able to mask the off-notes of plant-proteins and offer a nutritional benefit. The request for plant-based products are increasing, Michael Wieland says, and companies are seeking to offer plant-based options next to traditional ones.
Agrana presented several concepts featuring oat milk, including a cold brew with an oat milk base, a cinnamon toast cereal and a protein enriched plant-based dairy alternatives, with pea-based, hemp-based solutions. “We are really seeing a lot of movement into oat because of how close it is to milk. If you look at soy, it was further away, but now we are seeing more movement within the almond milk and coconut milk space, with oat milk really emerging as a rising star,” Felicia Francisco at Agrana notes. The company also presented an oat milk with salted caramel, as well as various fruit-containing concepts, including high pressure processed raspberry, peach and mango options.
Chr. Hansen scored an innovation prize at the IFT 2019 Food Expo. The company’s FruitMax reds are based on the Hansen sweet potato and are claimed to “deliver a red like no other.” They are minimally processed, bright, beautiful and stable plus 100 percent plant-based with no off-taste, which is often characteristic of other similar red colors coming from natural sources. They are presented as a great alternative to carmine and synthetic reds in many food and beverage products. Concepts on display included a Strawberry Lemonade Slush featuring FruitMax Red 107, with a strawberry variegate swirl coming courtesy of supplier Agrana Fruit.
Austrian-headquartered starch supplier AGRANA has innovated with the launch of a new organic potato fiber solution, to meet technical and health demands. At HiE 2018, the company presented Agenafiber amid the strong rise of a high fiber fortification trend. Due to its well-developed water-binding properties and texturizing characteristics the insoluble fiber offers a lot of various additional benefits in food products, including meat alternatives.
Austrian food company Agrana have launched a vegan egg substitute for the bakery sector called Agenovum 22.070 – it can be used to make light, fluffy waffles, pancakes and cookies. 50g of dry solid is the equivalent to one whole egg. Speaking with FoodIngredientsFirst, Gabor Klauser, MBA, Food and Ethanols at AGRANA said: “Many customers are appreciating our new product when looking to replace egg in various bakery applications. Agenovum 22.070 is a vegan certified ingredient, which allows our consumers to enter into higher quality food segment for vegan bakery, which has been challenging in the past.”
16 Feb 2016 --- In the quest for increased efficiency, a major European industrial bakery partnered with his fruit supplier to reduce production time, limit raw material loss and guarantee constant quality of his tartlets. Creativity in an industrial context with a stunning result: productivity doubled.
THE WORLD OF FOOD INGREDIENTS
12 Nov 2019 --- Key suppliers share insights on trends in the dairy ingredients space. How can the dairy sector capitalize on the plant-based and natural trend?
France's Danone is to buy WhiteWave Foods, the US organic food maker, in a $12.5bn deal including debt. The acquisition of WhiteWave, based in Colorado, marks Danone’s biggest deal in the past 10 years. The world’s biggest yogurt maker said it would pay shareholders in WhiteWave $56.25 per share in cash. Shares in WhiteWave were valued at $47.4 at the time the deal was announced, valuing the company at $8.33bn. Other companies mentioned are ABF, Agrana, Barry Callebaut and Bunge.