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Natural Antifungal Solution for Food & Beverage ApplicationsNatural Antifungal Solution for Food & Beverage Applications

September 29, 2011

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Natural Antifungal Solution for Food & Beverage Applications

COPENHAGENA natural anti-fungal ingredient, from Danisco, protects against yeast and mold spoilage in foods and beverages. Highly soluble, Natamax® B Plus is a patent-pending natural complex, composed of natamycin and gamma-cyclodextrin. Natamax B Plus is effective in controlling yeast and mold when sprayed on baked goods than the same concentration of pure natamycin. The increased potency of Natamax B Plus is due to its greater solubility in water and consequent dispersion when sprayed, which ensures optimal dosing on baked goods.

Adding even one more day of shelf life to a product can be a significant cost saving," said Cathy Dorko, Danisco USA, industry manager of bakery and fats and oils. Using Natamax B Plus, manufacturers can save by adding shelf life and also through more efficient application of our solution. Our research shows significant gains in shelf life in baked goods using Natamax B Plus vs. straight natamycin."

The ingredient has excellent solubility and a neutral taste. Natamax B Plus provides optimal clarity when dissolved into liquid also makes it an ideal natural antifungal solution for beverages. Shelf-life tests by the company has shown that the finished product remains effective after seven weeks of shelf-life in orange juice.

In addition, Natamax B Plus can be used safely in beverages with ascorbic acid (vitamin C) added, whereas some other antifungals cant without benzene formation. Natamax B Plus leaves negligible sedimentation for a greater product appeal.

The high solubility of Natamax B Plus allows manufacturers to optimize dosages and reduce energy and maintenance costs. Processing is quicker because the solution does not require agitation. With minimal sedimentation, maintenance and equipment clean up are simple.

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