Frutarom Introduces Incaberrix Formulations for Confectionary and Fruit Preparations

Adding superfruit health benefits to confectionary and fruit preparations

November 17, Wadenswill, Switzerland —Frutarom Health BU launches its new IncaberrixTM superberry ingredient formulations for confectionary products at Fi Europe, Paris, December 1-3, booth #6R29. Incaberrix is an all-natural ingredient sourced from Inca golden berries, the ancient Andean physalis fruit (Physalis peruviana). It combines superfruit health benefits with an exotic sweet & sour flavour that is trending up.

Incaberrix is particularly rich in B-complex vitamins, protein and minerals. It also is high in vitamin C and carotenoids. This potent nutrient adds health benefits, combined with a fun and an exotic touch, and has piqued the curiosity of confectionary and beverages companies in the past four months. Unique prototypes will be sampled at the Frutarom Health booth at Fi Europe, including tasty gummies with natural mixed berry flavour and natural colours from Frutarom Peru.

“Incaberrix is an exciting natural ingredient,” says Yannick Capelle, Product Manager for Frutarom Health. “We see a rapidly growing interest from the market, not only from beverage producers, but also from food supplement and confectionary companies seeking new, natural ingredients rich in phytonutrients. Incaberrix meets the increasing demand for natural ingredients, specifically for natural sources of minerals and vitamins.”

According to new global product launch activity tracked by Innova Market Insights, the use of superfruit flavours in confectionery increased by 13% from 2013 to 2014. In the confectionery category, superfruit flavours were most prevalent in sugar confectionery (22.5%), gummies/jellies (19.7%), hard candy (17.6%), and chocolate blocks (16.8%).

“Stability during processing and throughout shelf life is one of the main issues the food industry faces when using natural ingredients,” explains Capelle. “Formulation challenges can involve stability to pH, light, and, temperature as well as oxidative degradation and interactions with other ingredients. Frutarom has overcome these problems using its patented EFLA® HyperPure® technology, and also has improved the raw material selection. The company now obtains extracts with much higher solubility, increasing versatility and flavour and enhancing clean label application.”

About Frutarom

Frutarom is a leading flavour and fine ingredients house ranked among the top 10 companies in the global market. Fulfilling its commitment to become the preferred partner for taste-driven, healthy success, Frutarom provides advanced solutions for the food & beverage, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Meet us at Fi Europe, Paris, December 1-3, booth #6R29