Fiberstar, Inc. has launched the Citri-Fi 400 series, a line of organic citrus fibers. The new product line is in response to the increasing demand for natural, sustainable and organic food ingredients.
Market drivers fueling the uptick in demand include a growth in consumer health and wellness initiatives and limited availability of hydrocolloids due to supply-chain challenges. Other drivers include increased visibility of sustainable business practices.
Like the flagship Citri-Fi 100 series, this new Citri-Fi 400 organic series is a byproduct of the citrus-juicing process. As a result, the fibrous composition consists of insoluble and soluble fiber. The intact native pectin provides water-holding and emulsification properties with a pleasant mouthfeel. Because of the dual functionality, at less than 1% usage rate, Citri-Fi 400 improves the texture, stability and nutrition of a variety of foods and beverages. These foods include bakery, dairy, processed meats, dressings, sauces and frozen foods in addition to plant-based foods like meat substitutes and dairy alternatives.
Citri-Fi 400 is USDA-certified organic and certified as an organic source by the European Union. This upcycled organic citrus fiber series is non-GMO, non-allergenic and gluten-free. Labeling options include citrus fiber, dried citrus pulp or citrus flour.
Fiberstar is a privately held biotechnology company focused on enhancing food performance by manufacturing and marketing value-added, plant-based food ingredients. Its largest brand, Citri-Fi, is a natural, high-performing citrus fiber sustainably produced from citrus fruit. Headquartered in River Falls, Wisconsin with manufacturing in Florida and Wisconsin, Fiberstar sells products globally in more than 65 countries.
Source: Fiberstar, Inc.
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