Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) has
added to its organic offerings, introducing PurGinger organic ginger extract and
Pur-C organic vitamin C.
For those formulating beverages, the
highly water-soluble PurGinger provides
real organic ginger, saving product developers time and cutting raw material costs,
the company said. Formulating beverages
with real ginger has been a challenge due
to its inherent lack of solubility, resulting
in a sedimentary-texture that many consumers would deem a poor mouth-feel.
AFS said PurGinger is a powdered organic
ginger extract that provides an excellent
sensory experience, while being highly
water-soluble and clear in solution. It has
no sediments, pulp and no residual texture, according to the company.
Using an extract instead of raw ginger
root also provides benefits in cost and social responsibility, the company said. The
price of incorporating a small amount of
an extract is far less than that associated
with using the whole root. Shipping costs
are decreased and so too is the waste from
raw material byproducts. Time is also now
cut significantly, AFS claimed.
Regarding it Pur-C ingredient, AFS said
it aimed to provide the industry with a
naturally sourced, organic vitamin C ex-
tract. While vitamin C is naturally found
in citrus fruits, green vegetables and to-
matoes, the company said most vitamin
C used for supplements and beverages
is actually synthetically derived. Artificial
vitamin C has become the industry norm
mostly because of the known challenges
in extracting it from natural sources. While
citrus fruits contain high levels of this in-
gredient in their raw form, AFS said the
extractable amounts to be applied as a
natural ingredient are typically neither
potent enough nor soluble enough to be
used as a commercially viable option.
The key to Pur-C is its source: amla (or
organic gooseberry). While other citrus
fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C,
amla contains up to 20 times more vitamin
C than some other common sources, AFS
claimed. Pur-C organic vitamin C extract is
standardized at 25% vitamin C.
The extract is also water-soluble and
clear in formulation, making it a solution
for beverages that companies want to of-
fer as organic. The company said 120 mg
of Pur-C organic vitamin C extract is con-
sidered an“excellent source” of vitamin C,
according to the FDA’s RDIs.
Lesaffre Human Care Launches
Yeast Protein Line
Lesaffre Human Care, supplier of yeast and
bacteria fermentation ingredients for the
global human care markets, has introduced
a line of yeast proteins: Lynside Prote Yn.
With consumers turning away from animal proteins, there has been growing demand for plant-based proteins such as soy
protein and pea protein. More recently, a
multitude of new protein sources—from
algae, mycelium, insects, etc.—have also
become more prominent. However, some
of them must overcome significant hurdles such as functional and organoleptic
drawbacks as well as consumers’potential
concerns over safety, as well as psychological factors.
Lynside Prote Yn is a range of high-qual-
ity proteins derived from yeasts that builds
upon nutritional yeasts’notoriety. Designed
to cater to modern consumers who are in-
creasingly interested in non-animal sourc-
es of proteins, while seeking reassurance
regarding the quality, safety and origin of
the products they choose, Lesaffre Human
Care’s Yeast Proteins are ideal for virtually
any individual (e.g., time-crunched active
adults, seniors, dieters, etc.) wishing to in-
crease overall protein intake.
The Lynside ProteYn range is guaran-
teed non-GMO and free from anti-nutri-
tional factors such as protease inhibitors,
phytates, etc., and is produced with-
out pesticides or antibiotics for growth.
Lynside ProteYn is also vegan/vegetar-
ian/flexitarian-friendly, gluten-, soy- and
dairy-free, according to the company.
Unlike many plant-based proteins, Lyn-
side ProteYn ingredients are complete
proteins containing all nine essential ami-
no acids and comparing well with other
protein sources. Indeed, their chemical
score is above 100% and their Protein Di-
gestibility–Corrected Amino Acid Score
(PDCASS) is greater than 1, which is
similar to dairy proteins and higher than
plant-based proteins, the company said.
Lynside ProteYn contains significant
amounts of branched chain amino acids
(BCAA): leucine, valine and isoleucine, as
these components play an important part
in muscle synthesis and sports recovery.
Not only do yeast proteins offer a com-
plete amino-acid profile and high digest-
ibility score, but they are also packed with
other micronutrients such as naturally
occurring fibers, B-vitamin-complex and
minerals (i.e., iron, zinc, calcium, magne-
sium, phosphorus and potassium).
Applied Food Sciences Debuts
Organic Ginger and Vitamin C
PurGinger extract offers water-soluble solution for beverages; Pur-C derived from Amla.