Gevelsberg/Germany, August 2022 – Taiyo, the expert in natural-based functional ingredients, will be showcasing exciting concepts at Drinktec, which all address beverage trends such as prebiotic and functional drinks.
At the Taiyo booth in Munich, product developers and buyers looking for innovative ingredients with health-promoting properties will find solutions that set new standards, including Moringa Extract S. This contains the glucosinolate glucomoringin (GMG); a so-called genetic switch that activates natural physiological mechanisms which help the body to produce more energy.
The positive effects of GMG have been proven in numerous studies, including its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to protect against neurodegenerative diseases. A soft drink concept containing the dietary fiber Sunfiber® enables manufacturers to create beverages that have both a satiating effect and a refreshing taste.
These drinks can help with weight management because, according to one study, drinking a beverage enriched with the dietary fiber Sunfiber® increases the feeling of satiety. In the study, participants were found to eat 70-100 fewer calories at the next meal after consuming such a drink.
The easily digestible, low-FODMAP fiber from the guar bean promotes the balance of beneficial microorganisms such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, improving the absorption of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, and reducing “bad” LDL cholesterol. Also noteworthy is CherryShield™, fruit powder from the Stevnsbaer cherry.
The prebiotic effect of CherryShield™ is enhanced by the ISO-certified dietary fiber Sunfiber®. And as CherryShield™ premium and organic fruit powders do not contain maltodextrin, “no added sugar” and “rich in dietary fiber” claims are also possible.
The colorless, odorless, and tasteless non-viscous dietary fiber Sunfiber® performs technological functions that negate the need for additives. These fruit powders have excellent water solubility thanks to their porous, agglomerate structure and are gluten-free and certified non-GMO and vegan.
To ensure the highest possible purity, these products are also tested for polyphenols and DNA under the Canadian TRU-ID certification program. Another innovative beverage concept is a so-called Sleepwater, specially designed for consumers who have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night: L-theanine promotes relaxation and helps reduce stress.
This supports the body’s regeneration which, in turn, is beneficial for the immune system and energy levels. With Sunphenon® TH30, Taiyo offers a high-quality green tea extract that contains 30 percent pure L-theanine – the amino acid found in the leaves of the green tea plant Camellia Sinensis. More information about L-theanine and its effect on the body will be presented by Taiyo’s managing director, Dr. Stefan Siebrecht, in a talk at Drinktec on September 14, 2022.
About Taiyo GmbH
Taiyo GmbH is a pioneer in the research and manufacture of functional ingredients for the food, beverage, medical food, and pharmaceutical industries. Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients derived from natural sources to support health. Since its foundation in 1946, Taiyo has established itself as a leader in the development and production of emulsifiers, stabilizers, egg and tea-based ingredients, and highly functional ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Today, Taiyo manufactures more than 2000 food formulations, processed eggs, fruit preparations, flavorings, emulsifiers, stabilizers and functional ingredients at various manufacturing facilities around the world. With its own Research and Application Competence Centre (Taiyo RACE), Taiyo GmbH is able to create new and innovative formulations based on its most recent studies. For further information on Taiyo and its functional ingredients, please visit www.taiyogmbh.com.