Ingredion launches nature-based plating agent that transforms liquids into powders

ASIA – The US based ingredients maker, Ingredion has launched a high-capacity, nature based plating agent that allows manufacturers transform a variety of both oil and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients.

Developed by Ingredion scientists in their Idea Labs, N-ZORBIT 2144 is a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating absorption that allows production in an economic and cost-effective way.

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The ingredient can be used to carry high-flavor concentrations that flow freely through processing equipment and mix evenly into food and beverage recipes.

It has a higher plating capacity of up to 40% that is, 100g of NZORBIT 2144 can plate up to 70g of liquid, much higher volumes as compared to traditional maltodextrin.

With the ability to deliver powdered versions of oil and water-based flavours and seasons, it can be applied in transformation of thick honey, chocolate syrup and other viscous fluids into powders without spray drying.

“Creating today’s on-trend foods and beverages means using a wide assortment of spices, seasonings, flavors and actives,” said Donna Brooks, Director, Global Business Development, Delivery Systems at Ingredion.

“N-ZORBIT 2144 plating agent allows product developers and manufacturers to economically increase that variety, transforming a multitude of liquids into a powdered form.”

The new ingredient offers high capacity as well as cost-effective synergies as it delivers the same amount of flavor with less use of a carrier, unlocking new application opportunities for manufacturers.

“With the launch of N-ZORBIT 2144 plating agent we can unlock new application opportunities for manufacturers,” said Lilian Tan, Marketing Manager, Texture and Delivery Systems, Asia Pacific.

“Now, manufacturers can plate a wider range of actives at higher levels and more cost-effectively than traditional carriers.”

Ingredient researchers developed N-ZORBIT™ 2144, the nature-based plating agent that carries more liquid than its peers, making it available in the EMEA region in July 2017.

This was followed by a similar launch in the US and Canada allowing product developers and manufacturers to economically increase that variety, transforming a multitude of liquids into a powdered form.

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