Nutrava, which CP Kelco describes as a next-generation citrus fiber, is said to be derived from intact citrus peels.
“At CP Kelco we work diligently to create new products that expand food manufacturers’ options to innovate and meet consumer demands. With clean label foods and beverages becoming the new norm, consumers are seeking innovative products from our customers to address these needs,” said Didier Viala, President at CP Kelco.
“We are happy to support this shift by adding this exciting, nature-based ingredient to our sustainably sourced and produced portfolio. We look forward to meeting with formulators and exploring a range of applications for our Nutrava Citrus Fiber.”
According to the company, functional fibers have risen in popularity in recent years as researchers uncover health benefits and manufacturers seek to enrich their products with these well-known ingredients.
The new citrus fiber ingredients from CP Kelco offer a range of functionality, including gelling, thickening, stabilizing and water-binding capabilities. They may also be used to replace starch, eggs or oil in many recipes, said the company. Formulators could use the citrus fiber in a range of food applications, such as fruit-flavored drinks, drinking yogurts, dressings, condiments, sauces, bakery, meats and soups.