Lycored to Display Natural Colors Portfolio


Company to highlight stability of its natural colors for food and beverages.

Booth 1891

Lycored will demonstrate the advantages of its natural colorants, and contrast them against less effective alternatives at IFT17 Booth 1891. Visitors will be able to watch a time-lapse film showing that Lycored’s carotenoid-derived colors for fruit preparations do not bleed or fade in yogurt. By contrast, the film will demonstrate severe migration from a carmine-based colorant, and fade and distortion from a fruit preparation with no color.

Tammi Higgins, Business Unit Head, Colors, at Lycored, said: “We wanted to bring home how well our natural colors for fruit preps perform in yogurt. Time-lapse photography was the perfect way to do that. When you see the stability of preps colored with our true-to-fruit products, and compare it with the bleed and migration you get from carmine, the contrast is stark.”

Lycored will also be highlighting the stability of its natural color range in beverage applications. In recent tests, both Tomat-O-Red and Lyc-O-Beta delivered excellent performance in sparkling flavored waters, demonstrating resistance to fading, ringing and lack of sedimentation.

The company’s natural colors have also been shown to perform in flavored and colored UHT milk drinks, demonstrating stability to UHT and homogenization processes, as well as UV light, and heat.

Lycored’s colors also provide stability in fortified gummies, where vitamin and mineral interaction can cause shelf life issues.

But it won’t just be about colors. Lycored will also be demonstrating how it can add value to pasta and pizza sauces, ketchup and other tomato-based products. Its Dry Tomato Pulp (DTP) offers fresh, consistent color and authentic texture, while LycoFibers deliver robust pulpiness, and CTC brings a sweet tomato acidity.

Christiane Lippert, Head of Marketing, Food at Lycored, said: “We offer a full range of texture and flavor solutions for tomato products. On their own they can all add value, but by working with them altogether, manufacturers get a greater impact. They can deliver better and more consistent freshness in terms of visual and textural quality, while reducing volume of tomato paste, removing starch and increasing overall yield.”

Also on show will be SANTE, Lycored’s unique, tomato-derived concentrate which enhances taste and reduces the need for salt, MSG and other artificial taste enhancers with a simple declaration which allows manufacturers to clean up their labels in a wide range of either dry or liquid based applications.