Naturex showcases concepts for guilt-free eating on-the-go
According to Innova Market Insights, food & beverage launches tracked with an on-the-go claim grew by 23% between 2017 and 2018. At this year’s Fi Europe, Naturex is showing visitors that healthy eating can be compatible with hectic schedules by creating authentic, wholesome, and healthful take-away concepts using clean, clear and tasty plant-based ingredients.
In line with the plant-based protein trend, visitors to the Naturex kitchen will be invited to taste mini tacos filled with a meat analogue, which leverage the strengths of Naturex and Givaudan’s portfolios for taste, colour and function.
The texturised vegetable protein filling is flavoured with Givaudan flavours and coloured with Naturex’s range of colouring foodstuffs, giving it both an appealing meaty taste and appearance. For complete nutrition, the addition of Ultimine iron, a whole food fermented mineral, provides 15% of the recommended daily value of iron.
Visitors can build their own taco, beginning with either a red or orange oat tortilla. Made with oat beta-glucan and coloured with vegetable powders, the tortillas offer a great nutritional profile with a possible health claim on cholesterol reduction. The tacos also come with a choice of two sauces: a mayo-like sauce that’s been stabilised against oxidation with Xtrablend RN, a clean label alternative to EDTA; as well as a passionfruit and jalapeno vegan sauce.
Naturex’s beverage menu is designed to promote relaxation and overall well-being, featuring both hot drinks prepared by a barista as well as RTD concepts, all made with botanicals for specific functionality.
Highlights will include a cool drink made with Naturex’s new line of floral infusions. Featuring chamomile and lavender, this RTD beverage has a natural peach flavour from Givaudan and is coloured with Naturex’s Vegetbrite black carrot.
For those looking to warm up, the coffee shop will be offering an organic Peruvian superfood caffé latte with Andean maca root extract. Visitors can also enjoy a blue moon milk made with Naturex’s Ultimate Blue Spirulina for a pastel blue colour, along with botanical extracts to complete the relaxation experience. The moon milk then receives a sprinkling of beetroot and spirulina colouring foodstuffs for a bright final touch.
Food Ingredients Europe will take place in Paris, France, from 3 – 5 December 2019. Naturex will present its products on stand #6A120.