GNT launched a turmeric-based EXBERRY® OD concentrate that helps achieve vibrant yellow shades in fat-based applications, which was created according to the principle of coloring food with food, the company explains.
The EXBERRY® Shade Bright Yellow – OD is an oil-dispersible liquid made using traditional, physical processing methods. It is suitable for use throughout much of the world and qualifies for cleaner and clearer label declarations, such as ‘Coloring Food (concentrate of turmeric)’ in the European Union, UK, and China or ‘turmeric (color)’ in the US.
The liquid is produced by dispersing small turmeric-based powder particles – created through a multi-stage milling process – in sunflower oil. This allows it to deliver bright, homogenous yellow shades in a broad range of applications including compound coatings, ice cream coatings, fat compounds for chocolate decorations, and seasoning mixes for savory snacks.
The EXBERRY® OD range also contains red, pink, orange, blue, and green shades as well as a safflower-based yellow. Like all EXBERRY® Coloring Foods, they are plant-based concentrates made from edible fruits, vegetables, and plants without the use of chemical solvents. This means they are considered to be food ingredients rather than additives under EU regulations.
GNT’s Sonja Scheffler, Head of Product Management, said: “Our EXBERRY® OD colors provide outstanding visual intensity in some of the most challenging applications and EXBERRY® Shade Bright Yellow – OD is an exciting new addition to the range. Turmeric is a well-known, on-trend ingredient that is approved for use in most countries worldwide and provides wonderfully vibrant yellow hues. The new product is pumpable for low-water applications, too, making it easy to handle.”