CP Kelco Launched Label-Friendly Texturizing Agent for Neutral Desserts


CP Kelco launched a label-friendly food ingredient for neutral desserts, according to a report published on October 4, 2018.

CP Kelco is a manufacturer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients. The newly launched product is called GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200, which is a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts. It is an ideal gelling agent for formulators seeking consumer-friendly ingredients for indulgent dairy desserts such as Panna Cotta and crème desserts.

It is derived from citrus fruit and delivers an indulgent creamy, full-bodied, mouthfeel similar to carrageenan in crème desserts and to gelatin in Panna Cotta. Moreover, this new product is suitable for dairy-alternative products. GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 was developed in a time span of 18 months. The company started producing this product on identifying a market need for a label-friendly texturizing solution for use in neutral desserts.

There is increasing demand for desserts from consumers due to indulgence and pleasure. People consume it to satisfy craving, take a break or conclude a meal. Nowadays, consumers prefer healthy and nutritious foods, which leads to paying attention to clean and clear label of the product. They want to understand the quality, purpose, and origin of ingredients.

Chloé des Courtis, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager – EMEA at CP Kelco said, “The challenge is to answer this consumer need for a label-friendly texturizing agent in an indulgent category such as desserts, while still maintaining the great mouthfeel, texture and other sensory qualities associated with this category. GENUExplorer Pectin ND-200 offers desirable functionality with no compromise on indulgence and pleasure and a ‘clean’ appeal.”


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