Rousselot, a Darling Ingredients global company and the leading global producer of gelatin and collagen peptides, has successfully developed a new application concept to produce sugar-free confectionery with SiMoGel™. Building on the launch of the revolutionary gelatin-based solution in 2018, Rousselot’s solution to produce enjoyable functional gummies in a perfectly hygienic environment will be on show at Rousselot booth to the visitors of Vitafoods.

Increasingly popular with consumers of all ages, functional gummies have experienced a 20% average yearly growth on new product launches over the past four years. The ultimate combination of health and indulgence, nutritionally-enhanced confectionery holds a large growth potential for confectionery manufacturers. Sugar-free and low sugar confectionery are no longer a concern for starchless gelatin confectionery manufacturers, who can now produce great tasting, healthy gelatin gummies and dry it in less than 15 minutes.

SiMoGel allows confectionery manufacturers to create clean label, great tasting fortified confectionery with gelatin’s unique elasticity and short texture in the hygienic conditions of a starchless environment. Among the sample application presented at Vitafoods are mango-flavored, sugar-free functional gummies for kids. Only three gummies a day provide the full suggested vitamin intake for children, essential for healthy development.

Thanks to our technical team for making this possible” comments Marit van Heijden, Global Marketing and Project Manager at Rousselot, “Rousselot can now offer a solution that perfectly fits our desire to make healthier and tastier products available with gelatin. The challenge was to keep the typical characteristics of conventional confectionery, which thanks to SiMoGel are perfectly maintained.

Throughout Vitafoods, Rousselot experts will be available to provide advice on how to produce functional gummies with SiMoGel and how to position them as tailored nutraceutical solutions that address increasingly individual consumer demands.