2009: The Year for Freeze Dried Foods

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Indena Receives ABC Varro E. Tyler Award                                                                       2009: The Year for Freeze Dried Foods
The fourth Annual American Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony took place in March and                   Demand for freeze dried ingredients will increase as food
featured the presentation of the annual ABC Botanical Excellence Awards, honouring individuals and             manufacturers look to enhance their products with natural
companies that have made a great impact on the present and future herbal medicine movement.                    ingredients, says leading global freeze drying ingredient
Indena was named as the recipient of the ABC Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal            experts, Chaucer Foods. Freeze drying is recognized as
Research Award. “We’re very pleased to receive this award from ABC,” said Christian Artaria, Indena            the most sensitive and nutrient-friendly of all the main
Marketing Director and Head of Functional Food Development. “Varro Tyler served as a trusted                   dehydration technologies. Chaucer’s freeze drying technology
adviser to Indena, making the honour particularly meaningful. Indena has always placed research                enables the Company to maintain the look, feel and,
and development as a priority and will continue this commitment for the industry’s betterment.”                most importantly, the original taste of a variety of fruits,
The Varro E. Tyler Commercial Investment in Phytomedicinal Research Award was named after the                  vegetables, beans, pulses and even cheese and yoghurt
late Varro E. Tyler, PhD, former dean of the college of pharmacy at Purdue University and executive            for up to 12 months. Many of the essential vitamins and
vice president of academic affairs at Purdue. A leading authority in botanical medicines, he was the           minerals of the ingredients are preserved, which holds great
principle author of several textbooks on pharmacognosy and phytomedicinals. Dr Tyler was also a                appeal to today’s health conscious consumer. Freeze dried
Trustee of ABC. That Indena is this year’s recipient is especially appropriate, considering that among         vegetables and fruit pieces are versatile in form and can be
his few commercial affiliations, Dr Tyler was a consultant and spokesperson for Indena after his               produced as whole fruits and vegetables, individual pieces
retirement in the late 1990s (www.indena.com).                                                                 and slices, granules and powder. This versatility will see
                                                                                                               Chaucer expanding into the snack food market for both sweet
                                                                                                               and savoury varieties in 2009. Chaucer believes that more
Steam-Textured Soy Protein for Chocolate Inclusions
                                                                                                               and more companies are recognizing the health benefits of
Solbar Industries Ltd, Israel (Stand 325), will introduce a series of new and unique applications for its
steam-textured product — as a soy filler in praline chocolate centres. Bontex is a key ingredient for          using freeze dried ingredients to boost existing products, an
bringing consumers both excellent flavour and mouthfeel, as wel
				
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Description: Demand for freeze dried ingrethents will increase as food manufacturers look to enhance their products with natural ingrethents, says leading global freeze drying ingrethent experts, Chaucer Foods. Freeze drying is recognized as the most sensitive and nutrient-friendly of all the main dehydration technologies.
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