Ingredion Inc., a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, has entered into an expanded distribution agreement with Desert King International, the world's largest producer of Quillaja saponaria and Yucca schidigera products to be the exclusive global distributor of naturally sourced foaming agents for use in food and beverage applications. Ingredion will introduce these products to the North American and European markets, under the FOAMATION brand, on Nov. 1, followed by a global rollout in 2015.
Desert King International has been producing food grade saponins since 1978 and is the leading producer of Quillaja saponaria– and Yucca schidigera–based products across segments ranging from pharmaceutical ingredients, agriculture, beverages and cosmetics.
“We are excited to work with Ingredion to expand the use of quillaja and yucca extracts in the food and beverage industry,” said Paul Hiley, president of Desert King International. “With Ingredion’s support, we will not only broaden our presence worldwide, but our customers will also benefit from the company’s expertise in formulation, CULINOLOGY®, sensory and more.”
This agreement only strengthens the relationship between the two companies, whom have collaborated in the development and marketing of Q-NATURALE®, the world’s leading naturally based emulsifier for beverages, since 2007.
"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Desert King International and to add their high performance range of foaming products to the Ingredion global portfolio,” said Stuart Wilson, director of global delivery systems at Ingredion Inc. “These products are a welcome and complementary addition to the successful Q-NATURALE range of natural emulsifiers which are already well established in the market place."