Taura to launch new high-fibre fruit solution at FIE
Taura Natural Ingredients, a manufacturer of high added-value fruit ingredients is launching a new range of fruit solutions which deliver the benefits of fibre without compromising on taste or texture. Jus Fruit Fibre+ will be showcased at Food Ingredients Europe, 3-5 December in Paris.
Obtaining sufficient amounts of fibre from dietary sources can be tough – adults are recommended to eat at least 25g a day, but the average portion of fruit provides 1.3g.
This is driving demand for convenient products that can boost fibre intake. High-fibre is now in the top four claims for new bakery and snack product launches, and there has been a 12.8% increase in snacks with a high-fibre claim since 2016 according to Mintel.
To help meet this demand, Taura has developed a new range of fruit solutions with added high-fibre ingredients. JusFruit Fibre+ allows manufacturers to create low-calorie products with more than 20g of fibre per 100g without compromising on taste or texture.
JusFruit Fibre+ is available as a standalone snack, a paste, or an inclusion in healthy snacks.
Made using Taura’s URC process, the solutions in the range contain up to 15% less sugar than regular fruit inclusions. Vegan, preservative-free and allergen-free, they also offer excellent mouthfeel. Benefits for manufacturers include moisture migration control, flexible formulations and easy line extensions.
Els Vandenberghe, R&D manager at Taura EMEA, said: “Consumers are increasingly aware of the many health benefits offered by fibre, but there is a big gap between recommended intake and actual intake. This means high-fibre will continue to be an important claim, particularly in the healthy snacking sector. The JusFruit Fibre+ range is perfect for manufacturers who are committed to healthy and responsible snacking and want to offer high-fibre products without compromising on taste or texture.”
Taura will be exhibiting at Food Ingredients Europe (Stand 6N101), As well as JusFruit Fibre+, it will be showcasing fruit tablets in the new FIE Tasting Bar.