NAGASE, a leading innovator in food ingredients, will serve a grapefruit energy beverage and glazed donuts at IFT16, to highlight the multi-functionality of TREHA trehalose in beverage and bakery applications. TREHA is a unique, high performance food ingredient with consumer benefits for freshness, flavor and texture. NAGASE will be at Booth 3817.
“Grapefruit Energy Blast” Beverage – This clear beverage contains 40% grapefruit juice concentrate, essential B vitamins, caffeine, and stevia for sweetness. It features TREHA trehalose for off-note masking and creating a rounded, pleasing overall flavor.
“Consumers are looking for better-for-you beverages but will not compromise on flavor,” said Sharrann Simmons, senior business manager at Nagase America. “TREHA masks the off-notes of high intensity sweeteners and vitamins, plus modifying the intense astringency associated with flavors like grapefruit juice.
“Superfine” Glazed Donut – These indulgent glazed donuts feature TREHA for extended shelf-life and enhanced glaze appearance. Over time, donut glazes absorb moisture, becoming sticky and unappealing. This is especially true for yeast-raised donuts, with a characteristically more tender texture. TREHA helps control moisture migration, producing a stable glaze that exhibits less stickiness over storage, while maintaining a clear, shiny glaze.
“TREHA enables product formulators to extend the freshness shelf-life of donuts with benefits for distribution and reduced food waste, not to mention improved profitability,” said Ms. Simmons.
Delivering over 180 years of Japanese quality, NAGASE manufactures a variety of functional ingredients for food and beverages, including Pullulan, SUNMALT-S maltose, and many specialty enzymes. TREHA is manufactured from start via a proprietary enzymatic process.