Sugar reduced spreads ‘made faster’ with new pectin

By Noli Dinkovski contact

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Grinstead Pectin Prime 541 can work in a wide range of fruit types, sugar levels and fruit levels, DuPont claims
Grinstead Pectin Prime 541 can work in a wide range of fruit types, sugar levels and fruit levels, DuPont claims
A new pectin ingredient will allow food manufacturers to create reduced sugar fruit spreads faster than ever, its maker has claimed.

Grinstead Pectin Prime 541 is designed to increase flexibility, as it doesn’t require the addition of calcium, has an improved tolerance to heat and can work in a wide range of fruit types, sugar levels and fruit levels, according to DuPont Nutrition & Health.

As the premium fruit spread market makes new gains and continues to improve in standards, it was essential that sugar reduction does not negatively impact product quality, suggested DuPont.

Meet quality demands

Prime 541 allowed food manufacturers to meet quality demands on appearance, texture and flavour for reduced sugar fruit spreads while also meeting clean-label requirements, it added.

Eva Lynenskjold, principal application specialist in fruit application at DuPont, said increased consumer awareness of healthier diets made sugar reduction a focal point for fruit spread manufacturers.

“This product was developed in response to customer requests,”​ Lynenskjold said. “The improved formulation and process flexibility makes it possible, in a minimum amount of time, to develop and produce reduced sugar fruit spreads with outstanding quality, and at the same time reduce the number of pectin SKUs ​[stock keeping units] needed.”

Get their products to market rapidly

Based on sustainable raw materials and processes, Grinstead Pectin Prime 541 could help food manufacturers get their products to market rapidly with minimum impact on their development time and cost, DuPont claimed.

Last year, DuPont teamed up with an ice cream maker to develop nutritional ice cream products for hospital patients.

It is working with Danish speciality ice cream manufacturer Aabybro Dairy.

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