First to Market: GNT Launches Micronised Powders for Solid Applications Made from Colouring Foods

The particle size of EXBERRY® Micronised Powders creates highly homogenous colours, even in pressed tablets.

New EXBERRY® powders offer true natural and high-performing colours for instant beverages, pressed tablets and seasoned sweet and savoury snacks

Mierlo / Singapore, 12th July 2016 – The GNT Group, leading global provider of Colouring Foods, expands its portfolio of innovations: it is the first to market a micronised powder range exclusively based on Colouring Foods under its EXBERRY® brand. The new product range is ideal to give vibrant and natural colours to instant beverages, sweet and savoury snacks, pressed tablets and seasonings, as well as chocolate and compound coatings.

“As a pioneer in using fruit and vegetables to colour food, GNT is constantly looking for opportunities to support its clients in meeting today’s growing consumer demands for products free from additives and E numbers,” says Hendrik Hoeck, Managing Director of GNT Group and head of GNT’s innovation and R&D department. “With our new line, we are closing an existing gap in the market by giving manufacturers a real natural, micronised powders range made exclusively from Colouring Foods.”

For the production of GNT’s micronised powders, only fruit, vegetables and edible plants like radishes, purple potatoes, black carrots, safflower and spirulina are used. As for all EXBERRY® Colouring Foods, only water and gentle physical processing methods such as pressing, chopping and filtering are applied. No artificial additives, chemicals or organic solvents are included. The micronised powders are available in yellow, red, pink, purple and blue, and can be mixed to a wide spectrum of colour shades.

Homogenous and stable colours for clear labelling
The micronised powders have a reduced particle size of 15 µm. This strongly enhances the adhesion properties in dry applications, guaranteeing highly homogenous and intense colour solutions. Good water solubility and improved mixing stability for powder blends are additional major benefits of the new product range. Micronised powders, like all Colouring Foods, are ingredients and not additives, and can therefore be declared on the ingredient list as Colouring Food (concentrate of black carrots and radishes), for example. They offer a perfect solution for clean label products and are suitable for vegetarian, kosher and halal food.

“Food and drink manufacturers are looking for ingredients which meet their consumers’ expectations for more natural products. Especially the confectionery industry as well as savoury snacks and instant beverage companies expect further growth by offering clear label solutions. This can definitively be achieved by GNT’s micronised powders: they meet consumer expectations to the fullest extent, whilst guaranteeing brilliant and stable colour results,” says Hoeck.

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