Nut substitute slashes costs and calories

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Brown colour adds authenticity
Brown colour adds authenticity

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Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has introduced a toasted and granulated maize germ to help manufacturers decrease recipe costs in bars or muesli.

“Nutricorn Nuts is a well-balanced ingredient that contains less fat and more fibres than nuts and is ideal for allergy sufferers because it is nut-free,” ​reports Dr Walter Lopez of Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients.

“Nutricorn Nuts contains 30% fewer calories, less fat than nuts (at least 50% less) and more fibre which can help to reach label claims.

Future pricing

“Also, nuts are expensive products with big price fluctuations due to harvests by replacing 50% in a bar recipe, Nutricorn Nuts allows you to decrease the recipe cost by nearly 28% and have a more assured view of future pricing.

“Above all, we believe that Nutricorn Nuts brings benefits for consumers the colour is slightly brown to give a very authentic aspect to the bars and they have a sweet taste and a toasted nuts flavour,​” says Lopez.

Related topics: NPD, Fruit, vegetable, nut ingredients

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