CP Kelco’s Nutrava citrus fiber wins Innovation Award

Creative plant-based product

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CP Kelco's patented process converts the peels into a citrus fiber that is both highly functional and close to nature. Photo - Photo by Ben Ashby on Unsplash

CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced that its newest innovation, Nutrava Citrus Fiber, has won the 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the creative plant-based product (Food & Beverage Ingredients category). The award was officially presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the Nutritious Food Functional Beverage Technology Summit in Guangzhou, China, on 13 August 2020.

“It’s an honor for our newest ingredient to be recognized in this prestigious awards program,” said Jérôme Béra, senior vice president, Global Marketing. “Nutrava citrus fiber delivers multifunctional benefits and helps meet consumers’ clean label expectations in a variety of food and beverage products, while also contributing to daily dietary fiber intake.”

According to CP Kelco, this next-generation, nature-based ingredient, Nutrava citrus fiber is sourced from intact citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry. CP Kelco’s patented process converts the peels into a citrus fiber that is both highly functional and close to nature.

As an innovative solution in the product developer’s clean label toolbox, Nutrava citrus fiber claims to enable stabilization, thickening, suspension, emulsion stability, and water-binding capabilities. It also supports sugar or fat reduction efforts. It can help developers reduce the number of ingredients on the product label and even replace starch or egg in recipes. Key applications include fruit-flavored drinks, dressings, condiments, soups, sauces, bakery, and meat products.

Ringier Technology Innovation Awards

The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards is one of the most prominent and influential industry awards programs in China, recognizing innovation pioneers in food and beverage ingredients and processing technology. The judges come from universities, research institutes, and food industry associations.

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, and consumer products manufacturers worldwide. The company claim to unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. Its key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum, carrageenan, refined locust bean gum, diutan gum, fermentation-derived cellulose, microparticulate whey protein concentrate, and our latest innovation, Nutrava citrus fiber.

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