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Color, flavor ingredients abound at IFT19: Part II

May 09, 2019

GNT USA is bringing back its famous soda fountain, featuring a selection of three fizzy mocktails inspired by the “spirits” of New Orleans. Each sparkling beverage is a play on the flavor profile of a classic New Orleans spirit. There’s the Crimson Cherry Spritz, the Blueberry Juniper Bubbly, and a color-changing Strawberry Sparkler. The beverages will feature a combination of GNT USA’s EXBERRY fruit- and vegetable-based colors. And for hungry attendees, GNT’s culinary team is creating a light bite—a Veggie Burger Slider that includes many of the same fruits, vegetables, and plants that the company uses to create its EXBERRY colors. GNT USA, exberry.com, Booth 1035

photo courtesy of Chr. HansenA decade-long breeding program has resulted in a new sweet potato that serves as the raw material for creating alternatives to carmine and synthetic red colors. Chr. Hansen commercialized the Hansen sweet potato Ipomoea batatas using traditional breeding methods, which resulted in a sweet potato variety with a high per-plant pigment load. The red pigments in the Hansen sweet potato are used to formulate Chr. Hansen’s recently launched FruitMax line of plant-based bright red colors that can replace carmine. The red colors will not affect the flavor of the finished product and are heat, light, and oxidation stable, according to the company. See (and taste) for yourself how the colors function in ice cream and slushy product concepts. Chr. Hansen, chr-hansen.com, Booth 4423

A new variety of customized, environmentally friendly Smoke Type Flavors that are free from by-products of combustion are available from Gold Coast Ingredients. GCI Smoke Type Flavors can be made as organic certified, natural, not genetically modified, water-soluble, or oil-soluble. They come in both powder and liquid forms. New flavor profiles include Hickory Smoke, Mesquite Smoke, Applewood Smoke, Oakwood Smoke, Cherrywood Smoke, and Cedarwood. GCI Smoke Type Flavors can be used in food and beverage applications such as sauces, marinades, seasonings, meat, poultry, seafood, vegetarian proteins, snack foods, cocktail beverages, coffee, confectionery products, and more. Gold Coast Ingredients, goldcoastinc.com, Booth 1735

Choose from a selection of natural, natural/artificial, and artificial flavors in liquid and powder forms from Carmi Flavor & Fragrance. Hundreds of off-the-shelf formulas are available in those three formats and as certified kosher, organic, vegan, and sugar-free. The company also specializes in custom formulation and can create a one-of-a-kind flavor for its customers’ food or beverage application. Carmi Flavor & Fragrance, carmiflavors.com, Booth 3641

Kalsec emphasizes that its experts not only understand heat, they also know how to manage it. The company’s heat portfolio sets the standard for the industry, and its heat experts will help customers solve the heat puzzle in a fun, tasty, and interactive way, according to the company. Looking for mild heat with a touch of citrus? Or maybe heat that has no boundaries? Meet with Kalsec experts to deconstruct heat and experiment with flavors during hands-on demonstrations. Kalsec, kalsec.com, Booth 4431

They call me StellarYellow. Lycored plans to highlight its vibrant red to yellow and orange spectrum range of naturally derived stable colorants. Some of the newest include StellarYellow, SteadfastScarlet, and OrangeOvation. The colors are made from lycopene extracted from the company’s custom-bred tomatoes. Lycored tests the colorants for stability across applications such as flavored waters, UHT-treated dairy drinks, juice-based beverages, hard-coated confectionery, cheeses, prepared fruits and syrups, yogurts, fortified gummies, and surimi seafood. Lycored, lycored.com, Booth 801

The sweet brown flavoring specialists at PROVA develop natural extracts, natural and artificial flavors, organic vanilla extracts in both liquid and powder form, and cocoa and coffee flavors and extracts (including organic and fair trade). The company will showcase vanilla extracts and additions to its line of vanilla alternatives, including Natural PROVANIL-US7, a cost-effective, high-performing alternative to natural vanillin. It also will highlight its extensive line of caramel flavors—more than 35 varieties—including standouts like dulce de leche and butterscotch. Both liquid and powder forms are available. PROVA, prova.fr, Booth 1641

On-trend ingredients and innovative, flavor-forward beverage solutions are on the menu at S&D Coffee & Tea’s booth. Sample nitro teas, flavored cold brew coffees, functional lattes, cold brew ice cream, and more. The company has extensive expertise in coffee and tea extraction and a company-wide commitment to sustainable practices. The company says its product developers and food scientists are paving the way for a new generation of ingredients that appeal to healthier and socially conscious consumers. S&D Coffee & Tea, sdcoffeetea.com, Booth 2525