Chips with phytosterols
Margarita Lime, Cilantro Salsa Fresca and Baja Bean Dip are three new flavours in Corazonas Foods' line of heart-healthy tortilla chips. The line is fortified with ADM's CardioAid phytosterols. The heart-healthy tortilla chips are the first and only snack chip clinically proven to reduce LDL cholesterol by up to 15 per cent, the company reports.?Each chip is trans-fat free, low in saturated fat, all natural, a good source of fibre and, depending on the flavour, a low- or reduced-sodium snack.
White chocolate and fruit
Barry Callebaut has unveiled a new range of chocolates, White Chocolate & Real Fruit. The ten flavours contain no artificial colouring or flavouring, and their health appeal comes from the incorporation of real fruit powder made from fruit-juice concentrate. A 100g serving of White Chocolate & Strawberry contains 6g of strawberry powder, equivalent to more than 37g of real strawberries. Fruits used in other flavours — for example, bilberry, cranberry, elderberry, lime and grape skin — are particularly known for their antioxidant properties.
First introduced in Europe in May 2007, Capsugel's fish-gelatin capsules are now available in the US market. OceanCaps utilise only farmed fish species, and the fish-gelatin extraction process yields capsule-forming material with no fish taste or odour. With a clean, transparent finish, the naturally transparent capsules are also available in a variety of colours and can be custom printed with logos, brand names or other company information. OceanCaps capsules meet the same specifications as standard gelatin capsules, including use on high-speed filling machines. They are also kosher and Halal certified.
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Chewing gum with cranberry powder
Contract manufacturer Gumlink has selected Nutricran90 concentrated cranberry powder by Lallemand Health Ingredients as its active ingredient for a functional cranberry chewing gum. Cranberry Formula is being offered for private label in the US and Europe. The North American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is recognized for its strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Recent studies have linked cranberries to oral health due to their ability to prevent certain bacteria from adhering to the inside of the mouth.
Fortified dairy line
Tara Dairy and LycoRed have developed a line of fortified dairy products targeting women 30 to 40 years old. The 'YOU' line of functional foods includes milk with two per cent fat, personally packaged soft cheese (three per cent fat) and yoghurt drinks. The products are fortified with vitamin and mineral formulations providing 25 per cent of the RDI of numerous nutrients.
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Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas has introduced Immune Soothers immune-boosting lozenges. Combining vitamin C with other immune-boosting botanicals, the lozenges are available in the flavours of Pink Rock Rose, Bee Propolis and Elderberry. Jarrow Formulas is a nutritional-supplements formulator with sales in the US and 20 other countries.
Protein product for women
PeptoPro, DSM's protein hydrolysate, is a key ingredient in a new protein product designed for women. Tight Curves, launched by US company Body Well Nutrition, is a multipurpose product containing a variety of naturally derived ingredients. Developed to enhance overall physical well-being, Tight Curves promises to improve muscle tone, enhance fat oxidation, regulate moods, increase endurance and decrease recovery time, when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Tight Curves is sold in a ziplock bag, containing 18 servings, and is designed to be consumed in beverage format.
Pearled Licaps by Capsugel
Capsugel has introduced pearlized Licaps capsules, available in an array of colour options. The pearled effect results from the combination of the capsule shell material with Candurin, a light-reflecting colourant composed of natural mica and titanium dioxide. The capsules are available in all Licaps sizes, including the new size 000 Licaps capsule with a 1200mg-fill capacity (similar to the most common softgel size). The introduction builds on Capsugel's earlier launch of pearlized capsules for dry powder-fill applications, available in both plant-based HPMC capsules and gelatin capsules. Candurin pigment was approved for use in food and supplements by the FDA in July 2006.
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