Omya presents calcium boosters for foods and drinks


Omya’s high purity calcium carbonate portfolio is suitable for a wide variety of functional foods: additional ingredients from its distribution portfolio enable holistic one-stop solutions

Omya (stand G54) will highlight its calcium fortification agent Omya Calcipur at HiE.

Thanks to its high elemental calcium content of approximately 40%, it is one of the most concentrated sources of calcium in the market. That makes it possible to use up to five times less of this ingredient than other available technical solutions while achieving the same calcium dose in a finished foodstuff.

Fields of application include baby products, vegan drinks, bakery produce, snack bars and breakfast cereals. Depending on the dosage used, calcium-related claims can be made on pack.

One of the main advantages of Omya Calcipur is the low dosage needed for supplementation, resulting in reduced costs and less impact on the sensory profile of the final foodstuff. Comprising different grades of natural calcium carbonates, Omya’s portfolio enables manufacturers to produce the best possible results in terms of nutrition and taste.

'We see growing demand for calcium in the coming years. Because of demographic changes and ageing populations, experts predict that the number of people suffering from osteoporosis will increase significantly. But it’s not just the elderly who can benefit from calcium fortification. An increasing number of consumers are omitting dairy products from their diet,' says Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods at Omya.

'Offering functional foods that remove the risk of developing calcium deficiency disorders is, therefore, a hugely important task for the food industry. At HiE, we’ll demonstrate how proper supplementation and outstanding taste can be combined,' he added.

Thanks to its role as a global distributor, Omya possesses a comprehensive portfolio of versatile ingredients and provides a wide range of solutions that can be adjusted to customer requirements.

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Visitors to the booth can learn about the wide range of ingredients and the company’s expertise of holistic solutions. At the show, natural food colours, yeast extracts, stevia, vitamins and other food supplements as well as textured soy protein components will be showcased.