Lycored introduces latest natural colours for confectionery

Branch of striped tomatoes with water drops

Ingredients business Lycored is showcasing its vibrant, red to yellow and orange range of natural colourants used in confectionery at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Expo in New Orleans, America.

The company recently unveiled a series of new, evocative names to identify its cast of colours featuring memorable shade names like SteadfastScarlet, OrangeOvation and StellarYellow. Each member of Lycored’s latest series is focused on quality, stability and giving a consistent performance at every stage, from process to consumer.

Made from natural lycopenes extracted from the company’s own custom-bred tomatoes, the colourants, which are used across the food market, are tested for stability across multiple applications including flavoured waters, UHT treated dairy drinks, juice-based beverages, hard coated confectionery, cheeses, prepared fruits and syrups, yogurts, fortified gummies and Surimi seafood.

Visitors to the stand at this year’s IFT event, taking place between 3-5 June, can learn more about Lycored’s innovative colour range, its applications and their new names via an e-swatch product selection tool on an interactive flat screen.

“We gave every colour in the palette a new name to better reflect their vibrancy and stability,” said Christiane Lippert, head of marketing (Food) at Lycored.

“Our colour collection’s new ‘personalities’ present a catchy yet simple way for us to convey to our markets and customers the high-quality and stability benefits of our colour solutions for a wide variety of food and beverage applications.

“The portfolio is both proven and versatile and we look forward to welcoming all interested in finding solutions to their toughest colour and taste challenges to the Lycored stand. IFT is a great event and we are ready to demonstrate to all who stop by how we can help them formulate more natural and stable products.”

Lycored is also featuring Sante, the company’s proven umami taste enhancer that provides a high concentration of natural compounds for a more naturally delicious taste and a cleaner label formulation thanks to a reduction in levels of ingredients such as salt, MSG and yeast.

Renowned chef and food innovator Charlie Baggs and his team of chefs will be supporting Lycored on stand to demonstrate the taste-enhancing abilities of SANTE, Lycored’s, all-natural tomato-based alternative to sodium additives which offers significant levels of sugar and salt reduction (above 40% in many cases). Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations will prepare recipes including flavorsome fusions across vegetable and chicken broth, orange Thai curry and rice with vegetables.

Other on-stand visual displays will include the broad range of flavored waters using the unique color cast and highlighting their strong performance in a 12-month stability study without fade, sedimentation or ringing.

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