Mongibello is launching a new line of functional coffees containing NutraT, a novel, Mediterranean ingredient line. NutraT is a line of ready-to-use soluble powder formulas developed by Nutrafur of Spain, a Frutarom company.
Mongibello is launching a new line of functional coffees containing NutraT, a novel, Mediterranean ingredient line.NutraT is a line of ready-to-use soluble powder formulas that are said to dissolve easily in water, soft drinks and dairy products, and was developed by Nutrafur of Spain, now a member of the Frutarom family. Thanks to its high solubility, the company says the finished beverage stays clear, without turbidity, and delivers a fresh, great taste.The nutraceutical coffees are designed for use in ETNA coffee machines. Four coffees make up the launch: Detox—coffee containing CynaxT artichoke extract; Cardio, with OliveT olive extract; Relax with RosT, a lemon balm extract; and Mental, with Ginseng EFLA913, a ginseng extract produced using Frutarom’s HyperPure proprietary technology to ensure 100% pure and safe ingredients. These highly soluble nutraceutical ingredients are directly dispensed by the ETNA coffee machines into the hot beverage creating functional, coffees."With NutraT, drink manufacturers can fortify their products with exceptional natural extracts from Mediterranean origin that typically are not water-soluble” said Yannick Capelle, Product Manager for Frutarom Health. “We are excited about these functional coffees from Mongibello. This demonstrates that the possibilities for natural and soluble functional ingredients can go beyond the standard cold beverages. The NutraT line helps developers of new functional drinks combine fresh flavors with extracts delivering the essence of the Mediterranean diet."All NutraT ingredients are formulated without preservatives or synthetic colours, enabling clean-label claims. They also are certified kosher and halal. “Frutarom specializes in using the latest science to tackle technological problems and provide innovative, highly soluble and tasty solutions using ingredients derived from nature,” said Capelle.The company notes that, according to Mintel, on-premise coffee and tea remains a growing segment within the foodservice industry, with sales at coffee houses alone reaching $21.6 billion in 2016. Despite the fierce competition from retail products, Frutarom claims that coffee houses stay one-step ahead by offering consumers innovative beverages.Thanks to the right amount of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols and citrus flavonoids, along with the balanced taste, NutraT is claimed to work exceptionally well in this innovative application, where maintaining the taste and aroma of coffee is essential.