BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional nutrients, is featuring its new product concepts for breakfast beverages on stand B1 #325 at this year’s drinktec. Visitors have the opportunity to taste the company’s product ideas at the ‘New Beverage Concepts’ innovation platform and find out more about the nutritional and technical benefits of BENEO’s naturally derived ingredients.
Recent BENEO consumer research underlines the growing popularity of convenient and healthy beverage solutions amongst European consumers. With its versatile product portfolio, BENEO is well positioned to make the most of this ‘convenience’ trend. The company’s functional ingredients can easily be incorporated into liquid breakfast solutions, providing optimal nutritional value whilst maintaining taste and texture.
For those wanting a traditional start to the day with a twist, BENEO is showcasing a ready-to-drink coffee made with Palatinose™ and Orafti®HSI (Highly Soluble Inulin). Palatinose™ provides full carbohydrate energy in a balanced way, resulting in a low glycaemic effect while the prebiotic fibre inulin can help to improve the digestive system.
For a fruity start to the day, BENEO has also developed a fruit juice drink with Palatinose™. Derived from sugar beet, the functional carbohydrate has a sugar-like sweetness profile and provides good solubility in liquids, as well as high stability under acidic conditions, making it suitable for various beverage applications.
Visitors to BENEO’s stand will also have the opportunity to taste a lactose- and cholesterol-free strawberry flavoured fermented rice drink and a vanilla flavoured rice drink. Both drinks contain BENEO’s dairy alternative Nutriz, made from rice based ingredients that are 100% vegetable. The Nutriz product range is hypoallergenic, easy to digest and free of gluten and lactose. For the creation of non-dairy drinks that are perfectly white, smooth, stable and have a creamy mouth-feel, BENEO’s rice concentrate Nutriz M is the ingredient of choice.
Visitors to the stand who have a penchant for chocolate have not been forgotten. BENEO has developed a chocolate-flavoured fibre shake with an indulgent, creamy mouthfeel using the ingredients Palatinose™ and Orafti®HSI.
As consumers become more aware of the beneficial effects of higher fibre intake, solutions bridging the "fibre gap" are bringing new opportunities to beverage manufacturers. BENEO’s soluble prebiotic fibres inulin and oligofructose are easily incorporated into beverages, promoting a healthy gut flora, while maintaining taste and texture.
Jens Böhm, Marketing Manager at BENEO comments: "Convenience continues to be a major consumer trend that manufacturers are looking to satisfy with new, innovative beverage solutions. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and presents an opportunity for the beverage industry to create ‘liquid breakfast solutions’ that are convenient, yet deliver key nutritional benefits."
BENEO offers functional ingredients derived from chicory roots, beet sugar, rice and wheat. BENEO is the ideal partner to help improve a product in its nutritional and technological characteristics. Key nutritional benefits are ‘less fat’, ‘less sugar’, ‘less calories’, ‘added fibre’, ‘gluten-free’ and dairy alternatives as well as energy management, digestive, bone and dental health. Key technological benefits focus on taste and texture improvements. Through a unique chain of expertise, including the BENEO-Institute that provides decisive insights into nutrition science and legislation, and the BENEO-Technology Center that consults in application technology, BENEO actively supports customers in the development of more balanced and healthy food products.
BENEO is a division of the Südzucker Group, employs almost 900 people and has production units in Belgium, Chile, Germany and Italy.
For further press information, please contact:
Jo Kent at Publicasity
Tel: +44 1442 261199
For further information please contact:
Jens Böhm, Marketing Manager BENEO
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße 12, 68165 Mannheim, Germany
Tel: +49 621 421 102, Fax: +49 621 421 160