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October 26, 2012

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Versatile Pomace Powders

Typically, a fruit's juice or oil is considered its most valuable asset, but the skin, pulp, seeds and stems that are left over after pressing have a range of uses in food production. Marshall Ingredients takes these various co-products and drum-dries them to create pomace powders.

"Pomaces are high in fiber, antioxidants and have a low flavor profile," says Michael Liseno, vice president. "They can be used as a natural color, nutritional source or thickening agent, whether you are looking to add fiber to a smoothie or fruit bar, naturally thicken a sauce, or want to increase shelf life of a regular or gluten-free bakery product."

In addition to being all-natural, the pomace powders have a small carbon footprint, which, by extension, reduces the manufacturers', as well. "By adding pomaces to your ingredients list, you are helping to create more sustainable products," Liseno says. In addition, he notes, the price of pomace powders is relatively stable, because unlike juices and concentrates, their production and availability relies less heavily on the crop year.

The company sees particular interest in its apple pomace because it contains pectin, a soluble dietary fiber that may reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and improve insulin resistance. The baking industry, Liseno says, favors carrot pomace. "It holds 6.5 grams of water per gram of fiber," he notes. "It is also a gluten-free option in breads. Blueberry pomace is also interesting; it has 60% dietary fiber, adds a nice color and is a good source of antioxidants." 

Marshall Ingredients also offers toll-drying services, and can also dry and separate cranberry, pomegranate, tomato and blueberry seeds for oil processing. 

Marshall Ingredients

5730 Limekiln Road

Wolcott, NY 14590

Phone: 800/796-9353

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: marshallingredients.com

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