SWITZERLAND – Swiss mineral expert Omya has launched a range of new “natural and Vegan friendly” ingredients to support the development of the emerging plant-based food industry.

The new ingredients from the swiss mineral company include; Purple Sweet Potato Concentrate, Safflower Extract, and Yeast Extracts.

Omya says that the Covid-19 crisis has made people realise, once again, that the world is a holistic system that has to be treated with care.

This realization, according to Omya, made people to be concerned about the impact of their food on the environment leading to a demand for natural, healthy, and sustainably sourced foods.

Consequently, Omya notes that consumer demand for natural, plant-based and vegan clean label applications is further emerging.

The company notes that through its newly launched ingredients, it is addressing the need for suitable, natural, and sustainably sourced ingredients that are needed for further development of the sector.

The Purple Sweet Potato Concentrate for instance, perfectly replicates meat-like colors for plant-based burger patties or vegan sausages.

Additionally, the concentrate provides a natural appearance for drinkable and spoonable dairy alternatives.

Safflower Extract, on the other hand, adds a lively tint to fruit preparations across a range of drinkable and spoonable dairy alternatives, resulting in the expected authentic appearance.

Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty ingredients.

The company’s Speciality division focuses on colorants, flavors and vitamins suitable for natural and vegan clean label applications, such as meat replacers and milk alternatives.

Thanks to global sourcing and a reliable network of suppliers the company says it is able to offer carefully selected specialities in small or large batches for specific individual processing challenges.

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