Golden Omega USA, a vertically integrated South American fish oil supplier, is now shipping a full portfolio of omega-3 concentrates from its California warehouse. States the company, “For North American customers, this means obtaining the freshest natural resources, obtained from wild ocean-going fish, without a need to ship them thousands of miles for processing.”
Steviva Brands, Inc. introduced a stevia-based syrup blend designed to replace high-fructose corn syrup in beverages. Steviva Blend Syrup is composed of a proprietary combination of extracts, natural flavors and thickeners. The company says the product has “a mouthfeel identical to corn syrup and a sweet flavor profile that has no aftertaste.” It has 30 calories, six grams of fiber per 100 grams and is pesticide and GMO free.
Biova LLC increased the standardized protein profile of its BiovaFlex water-soluble egg membrane ingredient to 88%. Said Matt Stegenga, director of marketing, “The primary composition of this matrix is a natural ratio of complex proteins including glycosaminoglycans, collagen, elastin, desmosine, isodesmosine and transforming growth factor.”
Sabinsa Corporation has developed the “next generation of curcuminoids,” with the goal of addressing potency, color, dosage, stability and bioavailability concerns. Curcumin C3 Reduct (95% tetrahydrocurcuminoids) is a white powder with increased dosage efficiency that can be used in smaller capsules and tablets while retaining greater absorption, potency, stability and bioavailability.
From Vitiva comes a new stevia line under the Sweet’n Vit brand. It offers maximum sweetness with minimum bitterness and can be used as a sweetener on its own or combined with natural sweeteners or with sucrose. With GRAS status, it is also all-natural, has zero calories and carbohydrates and induces no glycemic response.
Viterra Canola Processing offers verraUltra9. This all-natural refined and deodorized oil is derived from a non-GMO source. The omega-9 high-oleic canola oil is double-expeller pressed and helps maintain its natural nutritional value.
Baobab Foods now offers pomegranate-flavored Baobab Fruit Cubes. The company along with its partner Afriplex also introduced several new ingredients like rooibos tea extract, buchu whole leaf tea and extract, and depectinized baobab extract.
Garuda International Inc. launched B-CAN Oat Bran Concentrate/Oat ß-Glucan. The GRAS ingredient is safe for use as a food additive and is suitable for use in breads, breakfast cereals, soups, salad dressings and beverages. B-CAN Oat Bran Concentrate/Oat ß-Glucan is also currently certified Kosher and Halal.
Anderson Global Group offers Provinal Omega-7 Palmitoleic Acid, which is said to support HDL cholesterol levels, benefit inflammation and support those with metabolic syndrome. Says the company, “It’s ideal for cholesterol, cardiovascular, diabetes and weight-loss formulas.”
WILD Flavors, Inc. expanded its taste-modification ingredient offerings with WILD Sweetness Enhancer. This natural flavor adds sweetness perception and reduces sugar/calorie content, “all while lowering finished product costs,” says the company. The Sweetness Enhancer is available in liquid and dry forms, and is designed to be used in many product applications.