Givaudan and US-based Fiberstar have entered an agreement to further commercialize FIberstar's citrus fiber ingredient, Citri-Fi, which can be used to replace a number of common texturizing ingredients in food applications.
Similar to consumer trends in retail, home bakers are opting for bite-sized baked goods and healthier ingredients – making a star of citrus, coconut and hibiscus, though seasonal favorites hold strong.
A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.
The high cost of citrus, mainly as a result of poor weather in prime growing regions, has led Givaudan to develop a new range of lemon oil replacers, which it claims are a precise match for the flavour profile and functionality.
Danisco flavourists have created a range of sports drink concepts
using their water-soluble citrus flavours and fortified with
healthy ingredients to appeal to the growing number of sports
beverage makers in Asia.
The Florida citrus industry is struggling to recover from a string
of disease and natural disaster, but with production forecasts down
and likely to fall further, and with no carry-over supplies from
last season, it looks likely that...