Easy healthy snack solutions

10, 2024
3 min

When it comes to “better for you” snacks, nutritional content is key. But so, too, is optimal taste and texture. We at GELITA can help tick all three boxes

“Better for you” products, as the name suggests, are designed to be healthier options compared to traditional alternatives. These products typically offer improved nutritional profiles, reduced levels of ingredients such as sugar, salt and unhealthy fats, and can also include functional ingredients for additional health benefits.

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the role that nutrition plays in their health. As a result, healthier, fortified food options have great market potential – and that includes confectionery products too. But in order to win over consumers, they must deliver in terms of taste, texture and indulgence. Here, the right ingredients paired with our formulation, application and market know-how is a winning combination. Check out these examples:

Protein punch

With SOLUFORM®PE (Protein Enrichment), there are countless possibilities for the development of products with a high protein content while safeguarding indulgence. From gummies, marshmallows and candies, to extruded snacks, table jellies, desserts and cream fillings, when we say high in protein, we really mean it! See for yourself:

  • Hard boiled candies → up to 88% protein content
  • Gummies → up to 35% protein content
  • Marshmallows → up to 25% protein content
  • Chewy candies → up to 12% protein content

Sugar slashed

By substituting regular gelatin in your recipe with SOLUFORM®SR (Sugar Reduction), you can easily reduce the sugar content of your products without compromising on taste or texture. And if you’re looking to manufacture sugar-free concepts, SOLUFORM®SR can help you do that too.

Beauty boost

Our game-changing ingredient VERISOL® HST allows for the incorporation of higher levels of Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP®) into beauty-from-within gummies. Using a conventional collagen peptide alone, it’s only possible to formulate a fruit gummy that delivers 12% of the recommended daily intake of collagen, whereas with VERISOL® HST, that figure can be boosted to a whopping 33%! This means the recommended daily dosage of 2.5 g VERISOL® can be incorporated in only three gummies, instead of at least eight. Consequently, it is not only more convenient for consumers, but also more cost-effective for manufacturers. With VERISOL® HST, the cost per dose is lower due to reduced use of ingredients, energy, packaging and storage.

Starch-free formulation

Fast-setting gelatin CONFIXX® is a true breakthrough in fortified gummy production. This innovative gelatin allows for the starch-free production of gummies with a sensorial profile that has previously only been possible with a starch-based manufacturing process. This opens up exciting new opportunities for manufacturers of these on-trend supplements to work with different active ingredients, simplify the production process and make considerable cost savings without compromising on the all-important taste and texture.

Keen to kick-start your delicious “better for you” journey? Don’t hesitate and get in touch with our expert team today!

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