Two interesting clean label colourant developments from Exberry

Exberry by GNT has released an oil-dispersible yellow concentrate made from turmeric aimed at helping foodbev manufacturers achieve vibrant yellow shades in fat-based applications.  

Shade Bright Yellow– OD is an oil-dispersible liquid made using traditional, physical processing methods. It is also considered clean label. 

The liquid is created by dispersing small turmeric-based powder particles – through a multi-stage milling process – in sunflower oil.

This enables the concentrate to produce bright, homogenous yellow shades, which are suitable for a wide range of applications, including compound coatings, ice cream coatings, fat compounds for chocolate decorations and seasoning mixes for savoury snacks.

Sonja Scheffler, head of product management at GNT, said: “Our Exberry OD colours provide outstanding visual intensity in some of the most challenging applications and Exberry Shade Bright Yellow – OD is an exciting new addition to the range”.

She continued: “Turmeric is a well known, on-trend ingredient that is approved for use in most countries worldwide and provides wonderfully vibrant yellow hues. The new product is pumpable for low-water applications, too, making it easy to handle.”

Exberry’s OD range also includes shades of red, pink, orange, blue and green, as well as a safflower-based yellow. All of Exberry’s colours are made with natural processes, are plant-based and come from edible fruits, vegetables and plants. 

The “first” purely oil-based food colouring, Shade Vivid Orange – OS

The new Exberry Coloring Food is made from paprika seed oil and paprika pulp and was created to meet demand for low-dosage, clean-label colouring ingredients that deliver bright orange hues.

The plant-based colouring enables manufacturers to achieve vibrant orange shades in applications with low water content. According to Exberry, it is suitable for use in many markets and provides good overall application performance.

The product has a high colour intensity, making it ideal for applications for which high dosage levels are an issue, such as oil coatings for snacks, decorative coatings and sauces such as mayonnaise.

Scheffler said: “Exberry Shade Vivid Orange – OS is an exciting new innovation that fills a clear gap in the market, offering an effective alternative to artificial colours and paprika oleoresin across a broad array of applications.

“Its exceptional colour intensity means it can provide visual differentiation while still maintaining completely clean and clear labels.”

Exberry’s Coloring Foods range is created from edible fruits, vegetables and plants using no chemical solvents. Due to the way they are made, the products are considered to be food ingredients rather than additives within the EU. Therefore, Exberry Shade Vivid Orange – OS can be described on the ingredient list as “Coloring Food (paprika oil)”.

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