LycoRed, Israel, launched a new line of slow release ingredients that help candy manufacturers meet their number one challenge - how to retain taste longer. Chewing gum and chewy candies ordinarily maintain their good taste for less than five minutes. LycoRed’s slow release technologies prolong flavor release improving the marketability of gums and candies in a competitive arena where flavor enhancement adds value.
“As you can imagine, flavor is a key factor in candy and gum sales.” states Udi Alroy, V.P. Global Marketing and Sales at LycoRed. “When we tell manufacturers we can supply them with sugar-free ingredients that will maintain flavor longer, you can bet they are interested.” LycoRed offers three artificial sweeteners - SucraCote(R) sucralose, AsparCote(R) aspartame and AcesuCote(R) acesulfam K (R) each in a slow release delivery system providing flavor enhancement through longer flavor retention. Micro-encapsulated CapsuDar(R) Malic Acid allows for slow release of sour flavors.
A new report from Global Business Insights says the fastest growing category within the US confectionary market is chewing gum, with an annual compound growth rate of 5.2%. “Gum manufacturers have a huge opportunity here for growth through innovation.” says Alroy “Sugar-free gums are particularly hot.” A recent study by the Wrigley Science Institute found that chewing gum may play a role in weight control. Participants reported decreased hunger pangs and reduced calorie intake when they chewed gum before a snack. “This is good news for the sugar-free gum business” says Alroy. “Prolonged flavor release added to an already sugar-free gum creates a winning combination for your weight conscious consumer.”
LycoRed works closely with their customers to successfully develop innovative nutritional products. LycoRed's creative fortification solutions simplify the development and production of cutting-edge food, beverage and nutritional supplement products. Partnership and support through all the stages of product development allow the customer to benefit from LycoRed's expertise and creativity. LycoRed's expertise lies in the production, and formulation of natural carotenoids including lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene, phytoene and phytofluene, as well as natural colorants, premix and microencapsulated ingredients.