FDBusiness.com

Cargill Innovation Delivers First Chocolate With EU Reduced Calorie Claim

 Breaking News
  • Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of [...]...
  • Britvic Continues to Put Health at the Heart of its New Sustainable Business Programme Britvic has launched ‘A Healthier Everyday’, its new sustainable business programme which builds on its commitment to: help consumers make healthier choices; support the well-being of communities; and minimise its impact on the planet. The creation of ‘A Healthier Everyday’ follows a review by the company into how it can ensure that its sustainability programme is [...]...
  • Bayn Europe Sets Up Chinese Subsidiary For Sugar Reduction Bayn Europe AB has signed a joint venture agreement with real estate development company HuaHe International Asset Management to introduce sugar reduction to the China market. Both partners agreed on a co-operation model and mutual commitments for the set up of joint venture. Bayn will hold 65% of equity and HuaHe will hold 35%. Further to [...]...
  • Ishida X-ray Flexibility Ensures Premium Product Quality Ishida X-ray inspection technology is helping to maintain the premium quality reputation of one of Russia’s most popular traditional snack brands. The ‘ROSTRAGROEXPORT’ company was founded by Mr Boris Aleksandrov in 1995, who spotted a niche in the Russian food market for a good quality traditional curd snack.  Its ‘B.Y. Aleksandrov’ brand, named after the company’s [...]...
  • ‘Latte Levy’ – Coffee Drinkers Want to Go Green, But Price is a Barrier As the UK Government aims to eliminate avoidable waste with the announcement of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, Mintel research reveals that Britain’s coffee shop drinkers are happy to do their bit for the environment, but not at any cost. 40% of out of home hot drinks consumers wouldn’t mind paying extra for drinks served in 100% [...]...

Cargill Innovation Delivers First Chocolate With EU Reduced Calorie Claim

November 05
13:11 2010

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has unveiled the breakthrough technology behind the first chocolate to achieve an EU-approved consumer claim of ‘reduced calorie’. The 30% calorie reduction is double that of any other chocolate on the market and is equivalent to a saving of up to 160 calories for a 100g chocolate bar.

The innovation has been achieved through applying Cargill’s chocolate expertise to an innovative process using a patented blend of sweeteners, including Cargill’s zero-calorie bulk sweetener, Zerose erythritol.

Zerose erythritol is the only polyol which is recognised as zero-calorie, is produced by a fermentation process and does not exhibit the digestive intolerance that can be associated with other polyols. Erythritol occurs naturally in nature in fruits such as grapes, and in fermented foods and drinks, such as wine and soy sauce. It is also recognised as ‘toothfriendly’ by Toothfriendly International, as it does not cause tooth decay.

As an alternative to the reduced calorie claim, the Cargill innovation also offers two further benefits to manufacturers using chocolate as an ingredient: they can reduce the calorie level per portion; or they can use more chocolate in their product for the same calorie amount.

Expected to be available commercially next year, the innovation demonstrates the pioneering results that are produced from the powerful combination of Cargill’s broad food ingredients knowledge coupled with its deep chocolate expertise.

About Author

colin

colin



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 19, 2018International Green Week
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements