CP Kelco bags innovation award for NUTRAVA Citrus Fibre

CP Kelco’s NUTRAVA Citrus Fibre has been awarded the 2020 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Creative Plant-Based Product in the Food & Beverage Ingredients category. The award was presented at the ceremony held in conjunction with the Nutritious Food Functional Beverage Technology Summit in Guangzhou, China.

Jérôme Béra, senior vice-president, global marketing, CP Kelco, commented: “NUTRAVA Citrus Fibre delivers multifunctional benefits and helps meet consumers clean label expectations in a variety of food and beverage products, while also contributing to daily dietary fibre intake.”

A nature-based ingredient, NUTRAVA Citrus Fibre is sourced from intact citrus peels, a byproduct of the juicing industry. CP Kelco’s process converts the peels into a citrus fibre that is both functional and close to the nature.

As a solution in the product developer’s clean label toolbox, NUTRAVA Citrus Fibre enables stabilisation, thickening, suspension, emulsion stability and water-binding capabilities, and also supports sugar- and fat-reduction efforts. It can enable developers reduce the total number of ingredients on the product label, and even replace starch or egg in recipes. Key applications include fruit-flavoured drinks, dressings, condiments, soups, sauces, bakery and meat products.