Coffee gets an artichoke-flavoured twist

By Noli Dinkovski

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The nutraceutical coffees were available to taste at Frutarom’s stand
The nutraceutical coffees were available to taste at Frutarom’s stand
An artichoke-flavoured beverage was just one in a range of unusual coffees on display at last month’s Vitafoods Europe show in Geneva.

The coffee, made with artichoke extract CynaxT, was available to taste at the Frutarom stand.

Also on offer was a coffee made with lemon balm extract RosT; a ginseng-flavoured coffee made with the extract EFLA913; and an olive-flavoured coffee comprising olive extract OliveT.

Designed for use in Etna coffee machines, the “nutraceutical”​ coffees were developed in conjunction with French beverage maker Mongibello.

‘Go beyond standard cold beverages’

“The possibilities for natural and soluble functional ingredients go beyond standard cold beverages,”​ said Yannick Capelle, product manager for Frutarom Health.

Frutarom also used Vitafoods to showcase a new organic rosemary extract, designed to prevent oxidation and increase the shelf-life of food products.

Rosemary is known for its anti-oxidative quality, and the carnosic and rosmarinic acids within the herb can be concentrated naturally, the company claimed.

250 varieties of the botanical

More than 250 varieties of the botanical have been developed in a collaboration between Hishtil Nurseries in Israel and organic farmers in Spain.

“Through the collaboration, we have created a sustainable supply chain for this farm-to-fork organic product,”​ said Yoni Glickman, president of Frutarom Natural Solutions.

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