GNT enhances its colouring food range with improved red shades

The Netherlands-headquartered GNT Group has created a new and enhanced range of its established Exberry range of powdered and liquid red Coloring Foods that are free of added sugar.

As the company explained, its expanded range offers higher colour intensities and contain just two raw materials, helping food manufacturers, including confectionery firms, achieve shorter, cleaner ingredient lists.

Available globally, the new reds deliver shades that are reportedly 50% more intense, which means they can be used in lower dosages to achieve the same effect, resulting in reduced cost-in-use. All are natural and derived from fruits and vegetables grown by GNT’s select group of dedicated farmers.

The new Exberry reds range includes shades such as “Vivid Red”, “Purple Plum”, “Veggie Red” and “Brilliant Pink”, made from fruits and vegetables including carrots, blackcurrants, radishes, blueberries and sweet potatoes. All are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, Kosher parve approved and Halal compliant.

Sonja Scheffler, product manager at GNT, said: “These improved powdered and liquid reds highlight how we are always looking to evolve our Exberry colouring foods portfolio to deliver optimised appearance and performance at a lower cost without sacrificing quality.”

The colouring foods series centres on ingredients obtained from fruits and vegetables using gentle, physical processes such as pressing, chopping, filtering and concentrating. These products retain the characteristic properties of the source material and the concentrates are not selectively extracted.

Consequently, they are not classed as food additives but foods with colouring properties and, therefore, qualify for cleaner and clearer labelling declarations. Made with GNT’s own innovative processes, they can impart almost any colour shade to foods and beverages and are ideally suited for industrial use. To ensure the highest level of quality and year-round availability, GNT controls the entire Exberry supply chain, with cultivation and harvesting monitored by GNT’s agricultural engineers.

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