Experience it firsthand at Food Ingredients
Europe, stand 4C180, in Paris,
COPENHAGEN, Denmark and
ATLANTA, Nov. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingredient
powerhouses CP Kelco and Chr. Hansen are proud to offer customers a
collaboration combining their world-leading expertise and solutions
to take consumer-friendly, shelf-stable, plant-based yogurt
alternatives ("vegurts") to the next level.
Consumer demand for healthy and more sustainable food choices
has driven an explosion in launches of plant-based alternatives to
traditional dairy products. Within these categories, manufacturers
and retailers have recognized the advantages of shelf-stable
products, which can reduce food waste and increase geographical
reach. For consumers, ambient-stable products offer convenience.
However, to embrace regular consumption consumers are not ready to
compromise on taste, nutrition, and the "naturalness" of
shelf-stable, plant-based products.
Industrially validated prototypes
for oat, soy, pea, coconut and almond
CP Kelco and Chr. Hansen have closely collaborated to
demonstrate that production of nutritious and great-tasting,
ambient, plant-based yogurt alternatives are possible for a variety
of different plant bases. The result of this collaboration
includes industrially validated prototypes of drinkable and
spoonable vegurts with either oat, soy, pea, coconut or almond
"The technological challenge to produce both spoonable and
drinkable ambient vegurts with great nutrition, taste and texture
is significant," said Christian Gilleladen, Principal Application
Scientist at Chr. Hansen. "Selecting the right culture to provide
fermentation performance, texture and flavor for each recipe, and
having these complement the stabilization and flavor systems is
critical to making great products."
Gilleladen continued, "By working together, we have been able to
unlock the synergies between ingredients and process to produce a
variety of desired thicknesses and mouthfeel."
"This collaboration represents a new way of helping our
respective customers accelerate their product development and
access technical application support globally," said Anne Sinha, Marketing Director at CP Kelco, on
behalf of the two companies. "With access to teams who know each
other and work together well, and who are closely connected to
other global ingredient producers, customers can benefit from an
integrated team of world-leading experts with insights across their
entire development chain."
Prototype recipes can be
To date, a range of vegurt prototypes are available to food
producers for tasting, and they have received positive feedback
from select customers. The prototype recipes can be tweaked to meet
specific requirements for sugar, protein, fat, texture and flavor,
thanks to the comprehensive expertise in fermentation,
stabilization, flavor, processing and packaging offered by the
"Formulating plant-based vegurts is not straightforward, and we
want to help our customers to be best in class by offering our
joint technical expertise," said Tora
Jorn, Sales Technical Service Manager at CP Kelco.
"Together, we look forward to this opportunity of sharing our
support and helping with the development of the flavors, textures
and nutritional profiles our customers are targeting when they
embark on the plant-based, shelf-stable vegurts journey."
The vegurts will be available for tasting at CP Kelco stand
4.C180 at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) in Paris, December
About CP Kelco: Unlocking
CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with
approximately 90 years of experience working with food, beverage,
consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We apply
ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized
solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet
manufacturers' goals to address consumer needs and preferences.
- Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of
high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to
formulate tailored solutions.
- Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a
global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our
regional state-of-the art R&D facilities.
- Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly
sourced and produced ingredients.
- Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends
to help customers create relevant and innovative products.
Key product lines include gellan gum, pectin, xanthan gum,
carrageenan, diutan gum, refined locust bean gum, microparticulated
whey protein concentrate, fermentation-derived cellulose and our
latest innovation, NUTRAVA® Citrus Fiber. Learn more at
About Chr. Hansen:
Chr. Hansen is a global, differentiated bioscience company that
develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional,
pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are
uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial
solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable
agriculture, better food and healthier living for more people
around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology
platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around
40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential. Matching
customer needs and global trends we continue to unlock the power of
good bacteria to respond to global challenges such as food waste,
global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. As one
of the world's most sustainable companies, we touch the lives of
more than 1 billion people every day. Driven by our legacy of
innovation and curiosity to pioneer science, our purpose – To grow
a better world. Naturally. – is at the heart of everything we do.
Learn more at www.chr-hansen.com.