food & beverages
Ingredients used in food & beverages provide purpose by ensuring that food remains safe, fresh, nutritious, and appealing. Sweet and savory flavor enhancers are used to amplify taste, starch modifiers help to simplify food preparation, colorants impact the perception of food, and shelf-life extenders aid in food preservation.learn more
The human body cannot produce a sufficient amount of everything it needs to function by itself. There are six essential nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water) that are obtained from food or supplementation in order to prevent disease, grow, and maintain good health. aurorium provides Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) and a replacement for the mineral potassium (Nutri-K™ Potassium Chloride).learn more
Infant formula comes in powder, liquid concentrate, and ready-to-feed forms and is designed to replace or supplement human milk in babies under 12 months of age. Potassium is an essential mineral of critical importance to the nervous system helping support muscle and heart contractions. Nutri-K™ Potassium Chloride (KCl) is the potassium replacement source commonly added to baby formula.
Sweeteners and sweetness enhancers adjust the perception of taste. Artificial sweeteners are used to give diet sodas more flavor, without the calories. Aspartame, a very common sucrose substitute, is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar. Therefore, very little aspartame is needed to give food & beverages their sweet flavor. L-Asp (L-Aspartic Acid) is a key ingredient for aspartame.
Color directly affects consumers’ food preferences, even before smell and taste. Food colorants are added to make food look appealing. DMAS (Dimethylacetyl Succinate) is a key ingredient in the production of Yellow No. 5, commonly used in optimistically colored foods like tortilla chips and macaroni and cheese.
Cheesemakers use specialty coatings to protect cheese and help prevent mold during the aging process. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) based coatings are ideal as a non-toxic protective plastic coating for cured cheeses. They regulate moisture, enable a range of finishes, and improve the shelf-life of cheese products. Dibutyl Maleate (DBM) is a critical plasticizer used in the manufacture of PVA coatings. Because of the structure of its alkyl chains, DBM increases both flexibility and hydrophobicity.
In food preparation, stability is key for maintaining the quality of food & beverages. Temperature (heating, cooling, and freezing) can impact the characteristics and texture. Starches are commonly used in dressings and sauces as a thickener to create the ideal viscosity. Indapro™ 5000 & 5010 Emulsifiers modify starch to enhance water solubility and help to extend the product shelf life of food.