DSM showcased its clear carotenoid solutions at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo in New Orleans. The nature-identical colorants that are part of DSM’s new clear carotenoid solutions allow for the replacement of azo dyes, which can help manufacturers meet consumer demand for natural-looking, transparent beverages such as energy drinks, flavored waters, soft drinks and sports drinks. These colorants are taste neutral, as components that can cause off-flavors such as d-Limonene or tween are not used in the delivery system.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of our new clear carotenoid solutions, which form part of DSM’s wider portfolio of carotenoid offerings," said Jens Birrer, global marketing manager at DSM. “Our solutions will allow customers to create brightly colored beverages that are crystal clear, with a neutral taste and superior stability, providing an appealing alternative to azo dyes."
DSM offers a wide range of high performance natural-source and nature-identical carotenoids, which provide manufacturers with light yellow to red coloration options that consistently offer superior stability in beverage applications.