13/09/2018 – News / Food Processing / Margarine / Plant-based / Clean-label / The Netherlands
Bunge Loders Croklaan launches its first clean-label margarine
Dutch-based conglomerate Bunge Loders Croklaan has released its first plant-based, clean-label, liquid margarine product called Delica Pro Gold, which is aimed at artisanal and industrial bakeries.
The next-gen ingredient is a liquid, non-hydrogenated margarine made from a formulation based on a balanced blend of plant-based oils, including a mix of virgin oils of wheat germ, corn, and linseed, and contains no E-numbers, artificial colours or flavours.
“The real challenge was to create a liquid margarine without emulsifiers,” explained Bernd Brinkmann, Innovation Director EMEA of Bunge Loders Croklaan. “We overcame this challenge by adapting the formulation with a virgin oil mixture with high emulsifying properties combined with a new production process.”
Wholesome and on-trend
Low in saturated fatty acids, Delica Pro Gold has an outstanding nutritional profile, says the company, with a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, and is a natural source of vitamin E. Moreover, the emulsion grants a calorie reduction of 20 per cent in a 1:1 replacement of conventional oils and fats, tapping into the ongoing health trend of lowering calorie intake.
According to the company, Delica Pro Gold’s virgin oil content adds a natural golden colour to the baked product, without the need for additives – indicating to consumers a product that is less processed, more natural and wholesome. Moreover, Delica Pro Gold helps to increase a product’s volume and gives a homogeneous structure by improved aeration, making the structure of pound cakes, muffins and sponge cakes fluffier and lighter.
“Our technical experts work together with our customers to ensure that Delica Pro Gold yields the best results across all baking parameters and conditions to bring a sensational sensory experience,” adds Mr Brinkmann. “As a result, it is ideal for both artisanal and industrial bakeries.”
Delica Pro Gold will be featured for the first time at IBA in Munich, where visitors are invited to taste a variety of products featuring the innovative ingredient. Bunge Loders Croklaan can be found at stand no. 190 in Hall A4, from 15–20 September.