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News 09.05.2017

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients introduces new coloring foods to celebrate the companies’ colorful heritage

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), a business unit of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM), is extending its portfolio of natural coloring foods with the addition of products based on extracts from pumpkin and a special carrot variety containing lycopene.

Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients introduces new coloring foods to celebrate the companies’ colorful heritage
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WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI), a business unit of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM), is extending its portfolio of natural coloring foods with the addition of products based on extracts from pumpkin and a special carrot variety containing lycopene. Launched as a celebration of the company’s heritage in coloring foodstuff innovation, the new products add vivid yellow, orange and green hues to various food applications.

WFSI is launching two new products as it celebrates the company’s 30 year history in coloring foodstuff innovation from fruit and vegetables sources as a response to the continuously growing consumer demand for natural products. WILD Flavors was founded in Germany in 1931 and was acquired by ADM in 2014.

Our experience began with fruit-based compounds and concentrates for non-alcoholic beverages, before manufacturing fruit preparations for use in the dairy industry, and in confectionery products, baked goods and ice creams. In the 1980s, thanks to the growing trend of natural and healthy nutrition, WILD began developing single ingredients based on natural raw materials.

Following this path, we worked with elderberry to create rich red tones, launching the first coloring food that could be purchased either separately for flexible use in final applications or as an ingredient within a full-solution compound. At the time, the product already fulfilled the criteria for current EU guidelines about coloring foodstuffs, and the original formulation still remains unchanged.

The new pumpkin-based product rounds off a bright portfolio of yellow color shades which also include safflower, curcuma and yellow carrot. Combined with spirulina, it is used to create varying shades of green, according to market demands. The other new development includes a carrot extract with lycopene as natural coloring component, for deep yellow-orange shades. Complying with current EU guidelines, both products are ideal for developing strong colors and different shades of yellow, orange and green in food applications.

These two new additions complement WFSI’s current color portfolio, which includes the Rainbow Range, a wide selection of coloring foodstuffs for beverages and foods. With vivid shades and excellent stability, the Rainbow Range can be used in several different applications, such as: water-soluble products for beverages; gelatin articles and hard caramels; oil-soluble options for chocolate waffles; powders for instant beverages; and much more.

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