By Karla Paris
A new oil blend can provide food manufacturers with a healthy alternative to infuse nutrients into products without raising costs or impacting taste
On Tuesday, June 17 Cargill announced the launch of its new oil blend, IngreVita. IngreVita is a low-cost, easy-to-use, oil blend that can help food manufacturers’ boost the nutritional benefits of food products. The omega-3 oil blend consists of high oleic canola oil, fish oil, and proprietary antioxidants. The product delivers long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA), which are essential nutrients that play an important role in heart health and brain development.
By using IngreVita, food manufacturers’ will have the ability to provide consumers an ingredient list that is affordable, nutritious, and does not alter the flavor of the products consumers have grown accustomed to. Cargill has identified various applications for its proprietary oil blend. Applications include:
Cargill has developed white, white whole wheat, and whole wheat bread with IngreVita EPA/DHA Omega-3 Oil. The benefits of this development include:
Consumer access to milk and other dairy products containing omega-3s has been difficult due to the high cost of the end products. IngreVita provides for a low-cost per serving for and includes the following benefits:
Meal replacement beverages
Cargill has developed vanilla and chocolate meal replacement drinks with IngreVita EPA/DHA Omega-3 Oil. Benefits include:
IngreVita, in cracker applications, meets the shelf stability and sensory neutrality requirements of food manufacturers, while handling/formulating like commodity canola for ease of use in the operation. IngreVita is a drop-in oil ingredient in cracker applications that offers the ability to replace a portion of existing oils. Some of its benefits are:
Average consumption of EPA and DHA in the United States is well below the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 250-500 mg per day. For the general population, increased consumption of EPA and DHA through functional foods, as part of a balanced diet, could help to support health and wellness.