AFS takes the challenge out of working with an organic turmeric in beverages by creating PurTurmeric™ organic turmeric extract, the highly water-soluble ingredient for beverages. While flavor and health benefits are key targets, a typical turmeric extract would cause sedimentation due to its lack of solubility. Without losing that excellent flavor and sensory profile, AFS has designed their PurTurmeric ™ organic turmeric extract to be clear in solution thanks to its high water solubility. This powder extract also cuts costs by streamlining formulation and reducing costs in shipping, processing, and additional waste stream.
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PurTurmeric is organic and non-GMO, yet it utilizes a different method of extraction than a typical press or juice concentrate. The net result is very similar, but the difference is in the AFS extraction technology which more accurately isolates the organic active components, called curcuminoids, and delivers this excellent flavor and function in a manner that is effortless for formulators.
PurTurmeric is a shelf-stable, dry ingredient which holds a two-year shelf life. Comparatively, juices and concentrates are perishable and often have a fourteen-day shelf life. The cost of shipping frozen or refrigerated material is typically more than twelve times that of a dry ingredient, and storage space is limited.
PurTurmeric is organic and non-GMO yet it utilizes a different method of extraction than a typical press or juice concentrate. The net result is very similar, but the difference is in the AFS extraction technology which more accurately isolates the organic active components, called curcuminoids, and delivers this excellent flavor and function in a manner that is effortless for formulators.
PurTurmeric is standardized, meaning that it is consistent when formulating, making turmeric projects easier to scale. Extracts save hours of processing raw turmeric and minimizes material waste disposal. With PurTurmeric, manufacturers can provide consistent product flavor and nutritional benefits from turmeric in every production run.
Consumers are craving more complex flavors and new experiences. As a golden-yellow spice native to India, turmeric meets this demand. The number of turmeric-infused products is rapidly increasing across all segments of the natural foods industry, most notably beverages.
Flavor Extract – An ingredient prepared by the use of chemical extraction and/or evaporation to separate the active flavor or other health compounds from the original material. There are two types of extraction methods. One is a standardized Nutraceutical extraction, and the other is a flavor specific extraction.
“Standardized extracts from a plant source can isolate just the active compounds desired for the end formulation, streamlining your ingredient selection,” explains Fields. “By using a well-developed extract that is fully water soluble and clear in solution, formulators can achieve optimum and consistent sensory profiles on the finished products with more accurate levels of functional attributes. Applied Food Sciences has a line of standardized extracts that can help save a finished product formulator time and money through consistent volumes, quality and well understood sensory and nutrient delivery; this can be a game changer for small beverage startups looking for an edge in the industry.”
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