NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.  — Layn Natural Ingredients has expanded its Plantae by Layn line, which offers clean label botanical extract ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers as well as the flavor and fragrance industries.

The company’s line includes three categories of botanical extract ingredients:

  • Plantae Preservation is an antioxidant extract ingredient designed to extend shelf life, preserve taste and color and provide anti-microbial support;
  • Plantae Sense is a flavor masker and enhancer that improves taste for sugar and sodium reduction; and
  • Plantae Health is a functional botanical ingredient for health and wellness.

“Consumers are increasingly reading product labels and demanding more clean label ingredients,” said Collette Kakuk, vice president of global marketing at Layn Natural Ingredients. “We have responded to this demand by innovating natural solutions that effectively replace synthetic options for preservation, extending shelf life and providing anti-microbial support.

“Consumers are also demanding less sugar and sodium in the products they buy, which can greatly impact product flavor. Innovating and expanding our portfolio to provide more science-backed, plant-based solutions for preservation and shelf life — and taste, to include enhancers and maskers — is a natural step for us to provide greater value to the food and beverage manufacturers we serve as they work to effectively and transparently meet consumer demands.”