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HiE: Calcium, fibres, fruit extracts and sugar replacers

By Noli Dinkovski

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Omya’s fortification agent Calcipur has a calcium content of around 40%
Omya’s fortification agent Calcipur has a calcium content of around 40%

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This year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows – taking place at Messe Frankfurt from November 29 to December 1 – will be a showcase for the latest innovation in healthy reformulation. Here, we detail some of the product innovations in calcium, fibres, fruit extracts and sugar replacers that will be available to view during the exhibition.


Omya (stand G54) is to present a fortification agent that is believed to contain one of the most concentrated sources of calcium in the market.

Calcipur has a calcium content of around 40%, five-times more than other similar agents, the Swiss company claims. It can be applied to, among others, baby products, vegan drinks, bakery produce, snack bars and breakfast cereals.

Depending on the dosage used, calcium-related claims can also be made on pack.

Omya will also use the show to highlight its natural food colours and yeast extracts.


A soluble dietary fibre that is one of only five ingredients to receive ‘true-fibre’ status from the US Food and Drug Administration will be shown at Taiyo’s stand (H40).

Claimed to be tasteless, odourless, and exhibit excellent pH, heat and freeze-thaw stability, Sunfiber can be used to enrich a number of foods and beverages, the German maker says.

The ingredient is able to lower the glycaemic index, improve mineral absorption, maintain digestive health and is even able to reduce postprandial (meal) blood sugar peaks in healthy as well as glucose-intolerant people, Taiyo adds.

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI) is to exhibit a range of natural soya proteins and fibres for dairy-alternative products at parent company Archer Daniels Midland’s stand (G24).

Suitable for both vegan and lactose-intolerant consumers, Fibersol is a soluble fibre obtained from corn (maize) that, in addition to enhancing fibre content, can also add some sweetness and act as a humectant to products like frozen soy ice desserts.

Fruit extracts

A new Indian gooseberry ingredient made directly from fruits picked from the amla tree will be launched by Arjuna Natural Extracts (C29).

In recent trials, including results from a new study to be released at the show, Trilow has demonstrated heart health benefits, the company says. The recommended dosage is 500mg, twice a day.

Arjuna will also have its turmeric extract, BCM-95 on show, while offering the latest clinical research results of its Oxystorm standardised nitrate ingredient.

Sugar replacers

The physiological effects of sugar replacement and the importance of looking ‘beyond the label’ is to be the main theme at Beneo’s stand (J10).

It plans to showcase a variety of samples on its stand to highlight the growing understanding of how blood sugar management plays a key role in weight management.

The German company takes the view that while high glycaemic ingredients, such as maltodextrin, help to reduce the sugar content in food, they nevertheless have a significant impact on a person’s blood glucose regulation system, which over time can become imbalanced, leading to pre-diabetes and diabetes.

It says its naturally-sourced chicory fibres and functional carbohydrates can replace commonly known sugars, while also lowering blood glucose responses – a benefit that has been confirmed by an EU health claim.

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Posted by Saeed Fana,

I didn't attend the event

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Posted by Mohamad. S.Fana,

I am also site manager at Nemat Alborz Iranian Dairy co,I didn't attend HIE exhibition but I would like to know more about it. Please send me information about your business and the exhibition.
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