As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, BENEO is planning to use the upcoming ISM 2011 to demonstrate its latest sugar-free and healthy confectionery concepts.
BENEO will use the show to further elucidate its Sweets Collection by demonstrating a wide range of innovative and creative ideas for sugar-free confectionery, as well as tooth-friendly chewy candies and natural replacements for artificial colorings.
Creative Candy Concepts
ISM 2011 is the perfect opportunity for BENEO to show the many opportunities available to confectionery producers who use its popular sugar replacer ISOMALT. New concepts on display will include filled candies that combine chewy and hard candy, as well as ‘green’ candies that support a sustainable approach to manufacturing.
The Sweets Collection demonstrates BENEO’s pioneering capabilities in the sugar-free confectionery market and proves that new, healthy and tasty concepts are both feasible and attractive. Alongside ideas for various flavors, as well as chewy and hard texture combinations, the Sweets Collection also provides a look into the future of confectionery, with longer taste sensations, low hygroscopicity for improved shelf-life, and different shapes and flavor combinations. Using BENEO ingredients, the possibilities are limited only by the imagination, not by the technology.
‘Green’ candies are increasingly popular with consumers and confectionery producers alike. With this in mind, green candy concepts presented by BENEO at ISM 2011 will include “Amoretto,” an amaretto-flavored candy, and “Cobeca,” a coffee candy. Due to ISOMALT’s low hygroscopicity, using it requires no additional packaging; plus as a naturally-derived ingredient, it can help to reduce the product’s carbon footprint.
Tooth-friendly chewy candies
Also offered at ISM 2011 will be a first look at mint-flavored, chocolate-filled chewy candies made with BENEO’s next generation carbohydrate Palatinose™ (isomaltulose). As the only fully digestible disaccharide on the market to feature tooth-friendly credentials, Palatinose™ offers manufacturers a range of exciting new possibilities in the confectionery field. Tests have shown that, when added to confectionery products, Palatinose™ creates a stable, less sticky mass which leads to improved machinability as well as to finished chewy candies that keep their shape well. Derived from beet sugar, Palatinose™ is a white, crystalline powder which imparts the same energy as sugar with a similar sweetness, while being kind to teeth. What’s more, it is low glycemic (GI = 32) and provides prolonged energy in the form of glucose for muscles and the brain.
Replacing titanium dioxide
BENEO will also be using ISM 2011 to promote its range of native rice starches such as Remy B7, Remy FG and Remyline AX DR, which are already being used in place of titanium dioxide in products made by leading food manufacturers. BENEO’s rice starch is known for its extreme whiteness. Unlike corn or wheat starch, it has no yellowish or grayish shine to it. This makes BENEO’s native rice starches an ideal replacement for titanium dioxide in confectionery applications such as coatings.
BENEO’s portfolio also supports the development of sugar-reduced chocolate. By incorporating Orafti® inulin and ISOMALT into their chocolate creations, manufacturers can develop calorie-reduced products that are low in sugar, or that carry a ‘no added sugar’ claim, and are low glycemic as well. In addition, the use of inulin in a product increases the dietary fiber content and helps promote digestive health.
As Ingrid Willibald-Ettle, Head of Customer Technical Service at BENEO comments: “The ISM 2011 show is the perfect platform for us to present our innovative range of sugar-free and healthy confectionery solutions. This year, visitors will be able to view and taste an even wider range of new and healthy confectionery solutions and learn about the variety of marketable possibilities available when using BENEO’s ISOMALT, Palatinose™, Remy native rice starches and Orafti® inulin.”
For further information on BENEO and its ingredients, please visit: www.beneo.com
The BENEO product portfolio consists of functional ingredients with nutritional and technical advantages, derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve the health (weight management, energy for mental & physical performance, digestive, bone and dental health), taste, texture and nutritional value (fat and sugar replacement/fiber enrichment) of a product. Through a unique chain of expertise, including the BENEO-Institute, BENEO actively supports (industry partners in) the development of more balanced and healthy food products.
BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.