DIEMEN, THE NETHERLANDS – Corbion Purac has launched Verdad Power F80, an ingredient based on the natural fermentation processes of sugar cane. It is designed to preserve the freshness and flavor of a variety of fresh and ready-to-eat foods, including sauces, salads and bread. Verdad Power F80 may be labeled as “fermented sugar.”

“Consumers are increasingly concerned about the ingredients in their food and regularly check product labels,” said Ivo Van der Linden, category manager preservation at Corbion Purac. “With the demand for pure and authentic food growing, the food industry is faced with the challenge to find natural ingredients that can deliver on food quality and integrity without compromising on taste or shelf life.

“With Verdad Power F80 we were able to further extend our Verdad F product line and can now offer food processors a greater choice of label-friendly ingredients and more flexibility in application.”