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Ingredion researchers develop nature-based plating agent that carries more liquid than its peers

News Date : 07/17/2017

N-ZORBIT™ 2144 plating agent, now available in EMEA, cost-effectively transforms oil- and water- soluble liquids into homogenous and flowable powders.

Food scientists at Ingredion’s Idea Labs™ today unveiled N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG plating agent, a high-capacity carrier that allows manufacturers to economically transform a wide variety of both oil- and water-soluble liquids into powdered ingredients.

The ingredient is a next generation plating agent with a unique, porous structure that increases the surface area exposed to liquids, facilitating absorption. Due to the non-gelatinized and unique granular structure of the ingredient, it can be used to carry high-flavour concentrations that flow freely through processing equipment and mix evenly into food and beverage recipes.

The unique structure and composition of N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG contributes to an optimal particle size and low bulk density that can deliver a plating capacity as high as 40 percent. This means 100 grams of N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG can plate up to 70 grams of liquid, delivering far more than traditional carriers such as maltodextrin.

“Creating today’s on-trend foods and beverages means using a wide assortment of spices, seasonings, flavours and actives,” said Donna Brooks, director of global business development - Delivery Systems at Ingredion.N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG allows product developers and manufacturers to economically increase that variety, transforming a multitude of liquids into a powdered form.”

High plating capacity brings cost-in-use benefits while delivering the same amount of flavour with less use of carrier. N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG can be used to deliver powdered versions of oil and water-based flavours and seasonings. It also adds thick honey, chocolate syrup and other viscous fluids to the range of ingredients that can be made into powders without the added expense of spray drying.

“We are excited about the launch of N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG in EMEA," said Helen Cray, Ingredion’s marketing manager for delivery systems in EMEA. “It enables manufacturers to plate a wider range of actives more easily and more cost effectively than traditional carriers. And with no E number, it also provides a label declaration which is recognised and accepted by consumers.”

N-ZORBIT™ 2144 DG plating agent is a nature-based, high-performance carrier that allows manufacturers to transform oil- and water-soluble liquids into homogenous and flowable powders cost-effectively. Food scientists in Ingredion’s network of Idea Labs innovation centres developed the unique, porous structure of the high-performance carrier.


About Ingredion

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yoghurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fibre to nutrition bars. The main trading companies within the EMEA region are Ingredion UK Limited, Ingredion Germany GmbH and Ingredion South Africa Pty Limited. 

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Ingredion researchers develop nature-based plating agent that carries more liquid than its peers

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