Food scientists at Ingredion’s Idea Labs have developed N-ZORBIT 2144 DG plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients.
The ingredient is a next generation plating agent with a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating absorption.
Due to the non-gelatinized and unique granular structure of the ingredient, it can be used to carry high-flavor concentrations that flow freely through processing equipment and mix evenly into food and beverage recipes.
The unique structure and composition of N-ZORBIT 2144 DG contributes to an optimal particle size and low bulk density that can deliver a plating capacity as high as 40 percent. This means 100 grams of N-ZORBIT 2144 DG can plate up to 70 grams of liquid, delivering far more than traditional carriers such as maltodextrin.
Creating today’s on-trend foods and beverages means using a wide assortment of spices, seasonings, flavors and actives . N-ZORBIT 2144 DG allows product developers and manufacturers to economically increase that variety, transforming a multitude of liquids into a powdered form.
High plating capacity brings cost-in-use benefits while delivering the same amount of flavor with less use of carrier.
N-ZORBIT 2144 DG can be used to deliver powdered versions of oil and water-based flavors and seasonings. It also adds thick honey, chocolate syrup and other viscous fluids to the range of ingredients that can be made into powders without the added expense of spray drying.
The launch of N-ZORBIT 2144 DG in EMEA enables manufacturers to plate a wider range of actives more easily and more cost effectively than traditional carriers. And with no E number, it also provides a label declaration which is recognized and accepted by consumers.
In summary, N-ZORBIT 2144 DG plating agent is a nature-based, high-performance carrier that allows manufacturers to transform oil- and water-soluble liquids into homogenous and flowable powders cost-effectively.
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(By our own staff)