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Nutritional Outlook, September 2013

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supplyCenter New ingredients, equipment, packaging, and more Hibiscus Liquid and Powder Hibiscus can impart tart favor and rich red color to a variety of products, especially beverages. But it can also serve as an acidulant, replacing less clean-label ingredients such as citric acid. Tese multiple uses for this red fowering plant make its premium price worth considering. Te company sources its hibiscus from Western Africa, and the fnal product is available in liquid and powder form. Each to be rich in vitamin E and to have a long shelf life. Te powder is high in protein and fber and can be mixed with water. Te seeds can be coated and used in confectionery products. All three forms are gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO. Company president Ron Udell says that Sacha Inchi can be used in functional food, protein powders, and even cosmetics. Tis sacha inchi is cultivated in accordance with the environmental, social, and economic sustainability principles of Te BioTrade Initiative established by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the company says. Te crop is processed in a facility that is HACCP-certifed by NSF International. OptiPure (Los Angeles), 800/934-3040, www.optipure.com. Sprouted Rice Protein NJ), 973/575-4600, www.teawolf.com. Quinoa Flour Mix Inspired by the UN naming 2013 the International Year of Quinoa, one company is now ofering three baking solutions made with quinoa four. Quinoa is a "complete" protein (it bears all the essential amino acids), and it has other nutritional benefts such as high iron and fber content. Unlike wheat, however, this plant doesn't have the glutens that give baked goods their characteristic volume and crumb structure. But if just 10% quinoa four is combined with wheat four, the company says that manufacturers can enjoy the added nutrition of quinoa because "the [ functional] result is the same as baking with wheat four only." Te company says this is only possible through a balancing of particular enzymes—a process made possible with the involvement of its sister companies Mühlenchemie and SternEnzym. Te company's lineup of quinoa four blends includes TopBake quinoa bread, TopSweet quinoa poundcake, and TopSweet quinoa cupcake. Each recipe is designed to work well in the presence of cocoa powder, fruits, and nuts. Premixes and shelf-life extenders are also available with these products. DeutscheBack GmbH & Co. KG (Ahrensburg, (City of Industry, CA), 866/262-6699, www.aidp.com. Carmine Alternatives A supplier of tomato-based lycopene is ofering new color solutions to replace carmine in food and beverage products. Te natural red colorants are made to impart the insect source's "deeper reds" and "blue backgrounds." Tey also possess stability improvements over the company's previous oferings, as manufacturers can incorporate them into products with a wide variety of pH levels, light exposure, and even high temperatures. Te company's red colorants are available in liquid form. Tey are suitable for a variety of food, beverage, and confectionery applications. LycoRed Corp. (Orange, NJ), Germany), +49 0 41 02 202 005, www.deutscheback.de. 973/882-0322, www.lycored.com. Sacha Inchi Whole Food Powders A "superfood" plant native to Peru, sacha inchi is a rich source of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Te company supplies the ingredient in three forms: oil, powder, and seeds. Te oil is said Whole food powders sourced from non-GMO fruits and vegetables can answer growing consumer interest in whole food nutrition. "Vivid Harvest" whole food powders beneft from a patented technology 76 magenta cyan yellow black SEPTEMBER 2013 ■ MaTka_WaRiaTka/iSTockPhoTo.coM form if kosher, and organic and fair trade certifcations are available. Potential applications include teas, ice creams, drink mixes, dietary supplements, and numerous other products. Teawolf (Pine Brook, Although rice is often regarded as a protein-rich plant, rice protein is traditionally low in one essential amino acid: lysine. For this reason, rice is usually considered an "incomplete" protein. But with the help of natural sprouting, a company has a lysine-rich sprouted rice protein called Gabiotein. Te cream-colored protein powder is available in several grades of protein content (including an infant formula version) and in favor profles ranging from savory to sweet. And whether Gabiotein is formulated for bars, cereals, or beverages, the supplier says its ingredient won't impart the characteristic grit of rice protein. Tis sprouted rice protein is produced through a vertically integrated business platform whereby rice is grown specifcally for the purpose of manufacturing the protein. On the contrary, the supplier says that conventional rice proteins are often sourced from what is called "slag," a byproduct of rice syrup manufacture. Sprouted rice protein is a low-allergen protein. Te natural sprouting turns this product into a "complete" protein, but the process might do much more, since sprouting is known for increasing other nutrients in grains. AIDP Inc. NuTRITIONAl OuTlOOK ES314593_NO1309_076.pgs 08.31.2013 01:32 UBM

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