DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts Introduces a New Zemea® USP-FCC Propanediol Reference Guide

Zemea® is a natural, plant based alternative to petroleum-based glycols like Propylene Glycol (PG) and Glycerin for food and flavor formulators who desire a multifunctional and innovative ingredient that delivers high performance in a variety of applications including baked goods, condiments and relishes, processed foods and many more.

Zemea USP-FCC offers many functions:

  • Flavor Carrier
  • Solvent
  • Humectant
  • Processing Aid
  • Flavor Modulator
  • Extraction Solvent

Download the new reference guide to learn more about Zemea®.

Contact you Skidmore Representative for Zemea or other DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts ingredients.

Fiberstar Introduces A New Video Series

Citri-Fi® citrus fiber needs to be hydrated properly to activate the full functionality including high water holding and emulsification.  There are several hydration methods to make this happen.

This citrus fiber contains high surface area which needs to be fully hydrated in order to provide the high water holding and natural emulsification properties. This is important since Citri-Fi is used at low usage levels – 0.2% to 1.0% – which less is more when formulating food products.

Equally important is the mixing time. The citrus fiber needs time to swell to its fullest capacity so that it can create high quality food products.

There are FOUR recommended methods to hydrate Citri-Fi citrus fiber.

  1. Mix Citri-Fi with other dry ingredients before adding water.
  2. Mix Citri-Fi and water using a blender.
  3. Mix Citri-Fi and water using a mixer.
  4. Mix Citri-Fi in oil before adding water to create an emulsion.

Fibertar, Inc. has introduced several new videos to help you with these processes.  Follow these links to learn more about hydrating citrus fiber:

Citri-Fi® Dry Mixing Video

Citri-Fi® Blender Video

Citri-Fi® Mixer Video

Creating 5% Emulsions

Creating 10% Emulsions

Skidmore handles several Citri-Fi® products.  See our complete product line here.

Ingredion Introduces Three Purity® Bio Organic Native Starches

As organic food sales continue to rise, Ingredion has introduced three new organic native starches for the United States and Canada.  The certified organic starches may help manufacturers replace undesirable ingredients in existing products and develop new products with shorter ingredient lists that feature more familiar names.

In a recent article, Jim Low, Ingredion’s Vice President and General Manager for Systems and Ingredient Solutions told Food Ingredients 1st, “The launch of Purity Bio organic native starches builds on Ingredion’s two decades of experience in clean label leadership. Our continued investment in an organic supply chain provides food manufacturers with an extensive range of certified organic ingredients to help them attract today’s mindful consumers.”

The three starches can be labeled as “organic corn starch,” “organic tapioca starch,” and “organic rice starch.”

In the article, Patrick O’Brien, Ingredion’s regional platform leader for Clean & Simple Ingredients in the US and Canada also commented, “Purity Bio organic native starches deliver functionality in organic food processes in place of traditional native starches – no special preparation or equipment is needed.”

“The launch of this product line, with its unique inherent base characteristics, means that food manufacturers now have access to a broader range of certified organic solutions for developing on-trend products that deliver the taste, texture and performance that consumers demand,” he concluded.

Mr. O’Brien also recently did a podcast entitled “Drive appeal with Organic,”  listen to learn more about when you need organic on your labels, and the options Ingredion has to give you the texture and stabililty you seek.  See the press release here.

Skidmore is proud to represent Ingredion products.  Check out our large portfolio of Ingredion products, or contact us to learn more.