GNT releases New EXBERRY red colours containing no added sugar
New EXBERRY® reds offer greater intensity at lower dosages and contain no added sugar
GNT Group has recently developed a new and improved range of liquid and powdered red food colourings that are free of added sugar. They offer higher colour intensities and contain just two raw materials, helping food and beverage manufacturers achieve shorter, cleaner ingredient lists.
Available globally, the new reds deliver colours that are 50% more intense, which means they can be used in lower dosages to achieve the same effect, resulting in lower costs. All products in the range are natural and derived from produce grown by GNT’s select group of farmers.
The new EXBERRY reds range includes shades such as “Vivid Red”, “Purple Plum”, “Veggie Red” and “Brilliant Pink”. All are made from fruit and vegetables including carrots, blackcurrants, radishes, blueberries and sweet potatoes. All are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, Kosher parve approved and Halal compliant.
Sonja Scheffler, Product Manager at GNT, comments: “These improved powdered and liquid reds highlight how we are always looking to evolve our EXBERRY® Colouring Foods portfolio to deliver optomized appearance and performance at a lower cost without sacrificing quality.”
The colourings are obtained from fruits and vegetables using gentle, physical processes such as pressing, chopping, filtering and concentrating. This allows for the products to retain the properties of the source material and the concentrates are not selectively extracted. This means that they are not classified as food additives but foods with colouring properties and, therefore, qualify for cleaner and clearer labelling declarations.
Using GNT’s own processes, one is able to produce almost any colour shade for use in foods and beverages and/or industrial use.
EXBERRY Colouring Foods are produced from fruit and vegetable concentrates - According to US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, any amount of sugar in fruit or vegetable concentrates above that normally found in an equivalent volume of 100% juice must be labelled as added sugar.
Unless derived from fruit and vegetables, in the USA all colour ingredients are classified as food additives, regardless of their original source.
To ensure the highest level of quality and year-round availability, GNT controls the entire supply chain, with cultivation and harvesting monitored by GNT’s agricultural engineers.