Stratum Nutrition, a Novus International business focusing on nutrition through functional and specialty ingredients, will be presenting findings from application studies incorporating ApuraGreen kiwifruit paste during the IFT Annual Meeting 13-16 July in Chicago. The primary outcomes presented look at fat replacement and freshness extension using the clean label ingredient.
ApuraGreen is a whole-fruit kiwi paste that is great for baked goods such as bread, cookies, muffins, cakes and other pastries. The natural composition provides the functional humectancy, which allows for softer, fresher products (based on moisture) with an extended shelf life, sugar and or fat reduction and clean label.
ApuraGreen has many clean label aspects for food products. It is a single, natural ingredient – from a whole fruit. It is non-GMO and gluten-free, and GRAS with no artificial preservatives or additives. It empowers formulators to reduce fat, sugar, and or calories in a recipe with the fruit paste.
ApuraGreen is a healthy ingredient choice from the New Zealand kiwifruit, which has naturally high levels of vitamins C and K, and dietary fibre. It can be used to replace sugar, eggs, dairy products, butter, cooking oils and casein-derived products in baking and it can effectively replace a high level of fats.
Source: Confectionery Production