New kiwifruit ingredient extends shelf life

by Jeff Gelski
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ST. LOUIS — Stratum Nutrition has introduced ApuraGreen, a kiwifruit pectin paste ingredient that allows for extended shelf life in baked foods along with a clean or simple label, according to the company, a Novus International Business based in St. Charles, Mo. The gluten-free ingredient has no artificial preservatives or additives. It has vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber.

ApuraGreen may be used to replace eggs, dairy products, butter, cooking oils and casein-derived products in baking. It may replace up to 90% of fats in applications. Other potential applications include nutrition bars, juice products, dairy products, beverages, fruit fillings and leathers, frozen foods, meat, sauces, gravies and soups.

A technology partnership with Anagenix Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, allowed Stratum Nutrition to add ApuraGreen to its portfolio. The partnership will allow Stratum Nutrition to bring new kiwifruit products manufactured by Anagenix to market.

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