Lycored announces FiE plans

2 Oct 2015

A Dry Tomato Pulp that offers a three-in-one ingredient solution for prepared food products will take centre-stage for Lycored at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (Stand 6S45). Food Ingredients Europe 2015 takes place from 1-3 December 2015 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France. The new Dry Tomato Pulp is described as a 100% natural foodstuff ingredient […]

Lycored announces FiE plans

product_image-vine_ripe_tomatoesA Dry Tomato Pulp that offers a three-in-one ingredient solution for prepared food products will take centre-stage for Lycored at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (Stand 6S45).

Food Ingredients Europe 2015 takes place from 1-3 December 2015 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France.

The new Dry Tomato Pulp is described as a 100% natural foodstuff ingredient from tomato that can be declared on the label simply as ‘tomato’. According to Lycored, it adds a vibrant, authentic and consistent red colour to sauces (including pasta sauces), condiments, soups, ready meals, and processed meats with no risk of turning brown like some other colourants. It is also said to rovide an appealing texture and a high-fibre content – both soluble and insoluble – that can be declared on the label to enhance a product’s health credentials.

According to the company, Lycored’s Dry Tomato Pulp is the perfect replacement for tomato paste, which tends to be inconsistent in terms of quality. It is also said to be the ideal clean-label substitute for commonly used thickeners such as starch, which are unappealing to consumers seeking out products containing ingredients they understand and recognise as natural.

The new Dry Tomato Pulp is available in easily soluble dry granule form. It is part of Lycored’s 100% Tomato – Foodstuff ingredients portfolio, a range of natural tomato-based ingredients that the company says offer a ‘real food’ solution to improving the taste, texture and appearance in recipes. The full range will be available to view on Lycored’s stand at FIE 2015.

Lycored will also showcase its range of natural colours – vibrant reds, oranges and yellows that the company says make it easy for food and beverage manufacturers to stop using artificial ingredients.

Natural colours from Lycored are certified Kosher and Halal, non-GMO, vegetarian and are heat, light and pH stable. According to the company, they give an authentic appearance to a wide range of products time after time – but not at the expense of a clean label, ensuring products don’t just look good, but are good too.

Available in the Lycored natural colourings range are two core offerings:

  • Tomat-O-Red – created using tomato-derived lycopene, it offers a more technically sound red colouring alternative to unstable beetroot and anthocyanins, as well as carmine, which is not vegetarian-friendly. It is described as perfect for use in fruit preparations, dairy products, confectionery, meat, baked goods and beverages. Lycored says that its lycopene is highly stable under a wide range of pH, ascorbic acid and high-temperature conditions.
  • Lyc-O-Beta – sourced from Blakeslea trispora, a beta-carotene-rich, allergen-free natural fungus cultivated by Lycored. Natural beta-carotene extracted from Blakeslea trispora offers a spectrum of yellow to orange shades for use in bakery, fillings, confectionery, dairy and beverages.