Functional foods are a booming global category worth $180 billion in 2013. There is a huge consumer demand for food & drinks with added benefits. Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan is attractive as an ingredient in food, beverages, medical foods, and foods for particular nutritional uses. Our foodgrade ingredient, NBG® Particulate, is stable under physical and chemical conditions relevant for use in food supplements, foods and beverages.
Nutramunity™ is suitable for application in a variety of products
|Convenience foods||Baked goods & cereals||Snacks & confectionary|
|Soups and soups mixes||Bread and cake mixes, cookies, cereals, breakfast and granola bars||Protein and soy protein bars, nutritional snacks, sports nutrition, chocolate confections|
|Yoghurt, yoghurt beverages, milk and soy milk beverages||Capsules, hardgels and combination formulations||Meal replacement beverages, fruit smoothies, sports & functional drinks|
Nutramunity™ is easy to incorporate into new and existing products
The beta-1,3/1,6-glucan molecule is stable and robust – it does not disintegrate with time, nor does it react or interfere with other ingredients. Since it does not turn rancid, no preservatives are needed. Yeast beta-glucan is highly bioactive; hence, small amounts are sufficient. These properties make incorporation of the ingredient into existing products easy, as it does not require major changes in the current formula.
Novel Food approved
NBG® Particulate is approved as Novel Food in EU and subjected to Article 3.4. of the European novel food Regulation (EC No. 258/97). In EU countries, food and beverages containing the ingredient must therefore be labelled in accordance with this regulation, namely “yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) beta-glucans” and be used within the maximum levels in the foods specified in Annex II of Commission Implementing Decision 2011/762/EU.
Yeast beta-1,3/1,6-glucan is GRAS for food use in US (FDA 21 CFR 172.898).
Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan is kosher- and halal-certified.
Safe for people with yeast allergy
Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan is non-allergenic and those components in yeast which may cause allergy (i.e. mannose-proteins) are completely removed during the production process.
Food grade NBG® Particulate is a safe and powerful immune enhancing agent. It is attractive as an ingredient in food, dietary supplements, beverages, medical foods, and foods for particular nutritional uses.