Organic Turmeric Extract
Organic Turmeric Extract
*Applied Food Sciences, Inc. does not sell products direct to consumers. This product is not to be consumed in this format but is intended for further processing or manufacturing.
AFS takes the challenge out of working with an organic turmeric in beverages by creating PurCL™ organic turmeric extract, the highly water soluble ingredient for beverages. While flavor and health benefits are key targets, a typical turmeric extract would cause sedimentation due to its lack of solubility. Without loosing that excellent flavor and sensory profile, AFS has designed their PurCL™ organic turmeric extract to be clear in solution thanks to its high water solubility. This powder extract also cuts costs by streamlining formulation, and reducing costs in shipping, processing, and additional waste stream.
While taste and smell tend to exist inherently in many natural ingredients, like turmeric, the same cannot be said for their fundamental ability to dissolve into solution. Some formulators try to circumvent this issue using concentrates, like pressed turmeric, and others with extracts. But there is a great difference and it can make a great impact on the success of a beverage.
Flavor Concentrate – An ingredient made from removing water or other diluting agents from the original flavor material, typically concentrating to achieve or target a specific brix.
“The biggest advantage to concentrates is that they most closely resemble that which can be derived from naturally brewing or boiling the original source, for example a tea concentrate,” states Chris Fields, VP of Scientific Affairs at Applied Food Sciences, Inc. “However not all concentrates are created equal given the variability in the raw material. Even the same source of materials can yield different strengths and quality of flavors. So consistency from batch to batch requires formulators to take the extra time to match their flavor profiles. Another limiting factor is that concentrates can also retain less desirable compounds impacting viscosity, taste and nutritional content of the finished product.”
Flavor Extract – An ingredient prepared by the use of chemical extraction and/or evaporation to separate the active flavor or other health compounds from the original material. There are two types of extraction methods. One is a standardized Nutraceutical extraction, and the other is a flavor specific extraction.
“Standardized extracts from a plant source can isolate just the active compounds desired for the end formulation, streamlining your ingredient selection,” explains Fields. “By using a well-developed extract that is fully water soluble and clear in solution, formulators can achieve optimum and consistent sensory profiles on the finished products with more accurate levels of functional attributes. Applied Food Sciences has a line of standardized extracts that can help save a finished product formulator time and money through consistent volumes, quality and well understood sensory and nutrient delivery; this can be a game changer for small beverage startups looking for an edge in the industry.”
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