Natrolite-Phonolite | E566

Natrolite-Phonolite | E566

Natrolite-phonolite is a natural mixture of aluminum silicates, alkalines and alkaline-earth and aluminum hydrosilicates, natrolite (43% – 46,5%) and feldspar…

Thaumatin | E957

Thaumatin | E957

Thaumatin is a mixture of proteins isolated from the katemfe fruit (Thaumatococcus daniellii Bennett) which grows in west Africa. Chemical Structure and Properties…

Butylhydroxinon – TBHQ | E 319

Butylhydroxinon – TBHQ | E 319

Butylhydroxinon is a synthetic product. Another name for butylhydroxinon is TBHQ. Functionality in Food…

Carmine | Carminic acid | Cochineal | E120

Carmine | Carminic acid | Cochineal | E120

Other names for carmine are cochineal, carmine acid, natural red 4 and CI 75470. It is a natural food color isolated from the insects Dactylopius coccus. Carmine is the pure color, whereas cochineal is the crude extract…

Ammonium Phosphatide | E442

Ammonium phosphatide is produced from ammonia and phosphorylated fatty acids from rapeseed oil or it can be produced synthetically. It is a mixture of various ammonium salts of phosphorylated glycerides…

Alkaline Modified Starch | E1402

Alkaline modified starch is a modified starch produced by treating starch or starch granules with sodium- or potassium hydroxide. The starch is partially degraded…

Locust Bean Gum | Carob Gum | E410

Locust bean gum is extracted from the seeds of Ceratonia siliqua, the European carob tree. The locust bean has been cultivated since antiquity in the Mediterranean region. Locust bean gum is also called carob gum or carob bean gum. Production To obtain a high grade of locust bean gum, first…

Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum) is an annual plant belongs to the family Leguminosae. It is one of the common used spices in human food. The seeds and green leaves are used in food as well as historically in medicinal application. It has been used to increase the flavor and color…

AstaPure, natural astaxanthin, Non-GMO Project verified

AstaPure, natural astaxanthin, Non-GMO Project verified

Algatechnologies Ltd. is proud to announce its verification by the Non-GMO Project. The Certification of Compliance, together with the NGP seal, was received January 2016. Verification by the Non-GMO Project ensures that AstaPure® natural astaxanthin products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing…

Reducing salt with milk salt

Reducing salt with milk salt

The food industry has long been expected to provide solutions to reducing salt. With the new milk salt innovation from Valio, Valio ValSa®, the salt content of foods can be significantly reduced without compromising on taste. “It would be easy to reduce salt in products if we did not have…

Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an ancient crop which can play an important role for worldwide food security. The current review aimed at evaluating existing compositional data which were compiled according to international standards. A limited number of data were found that met the dataset quality criteria. In general, high…

Pectin | E440

  All green land plants contain pectic substances which in combination with cellulose are responsible for the structural properties of fruits and vegetables. Commercial pectin is mostly derived from citrus fruit or apples. Pectin has only been produced industrially since early in the 20th century, but has been used traditionally for…