A dry tomato pulp that offers an innovative three-in-one ingredient solution for prepared food products will be exhibited by Lycored at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe at stand 6S45.
FIE 2015 will take place from 1-3 December 2015 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France.
Dry tomato pulp is a 100% natural foodstuff ingredient from tomatoes that can be declared in the label simply as tomato.
The pulp adds a vibrant, authentic and consistent red colour to sauces, including pasta sauce, condiments, soups, ready meals, and processed meats with no risk of turning brown like some other colourants. It also provides an appealing texture and a high-fibre content, both soluble and insoluble, that can be declared on the label to enhance a product’s health credentials.
Lycored’s dry tomato pulp is an ideal replacement for tomato paste, which tends to be inconsistent in terms of quality. It is also a substitute for thickeners such as starch, which are unappealing to consumers seeking out products containing ingredients they understand and recognise as natural.
The dry tomato pulp is available in an easily soluble dry granule form. It is part of Lycored’s 100% tomato foodstuff ingredients portfolio, a range of natural tomato-based ingredients that offers a real food solution to improve the taste, texture and appearance in recipes.
The full range will be available to view on Lycored’s stand at FIE 2015.
Lycored will also showcase its range of natural colours, which includes vibrant reds, oranges and yellows that make it easy for food and beverage manufacturers to ditch artificial ingredients.
Natural colours from Lycored are certified Kosher and Halal, non-GMO, vegetarian and are heat, light and pH stable. They give an authentic appearance to products, but not at the expense of a clean label, ensuring products taste and look good.
Available in the Lycored natural colourings range are two core offerings:
- Tomat-O-Red that was created using tomato-derived lycopene. It offers a red colouring alternative to unstable beetroot and anthocyanins and carmine, which is not vegetarian-friendly. It is ideal fo fruit preparations, dairy products, confectionery, meat, baked goods and beverages. Lycored’s lycopene is highly stable under a wide range of pH, ascorbic acid and high-temperature conditions
- Lyc-O-Beta, which is sourced from Blakeslea trispora, a beta-carotene-rich, allergen-free natural fungus cultivated by Lycored. Natural beta-carotene extracted from Blakeslea Trispora offers a spectrum of yellow to orange shades for use in bakery, fillings, confectionery, dairy and beverages