Citrus

Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

The company says the product, derived from citrus peel, delivers ‘an indulgent creamy, full-bodied, mouthfeel similar to carrageenan in crème desserts and to gelatin in panna cotta.'

CP Kelco launches citrus-based texturizing agent for desserts

By Jim Cornall

CP Kelco, a US-based global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, has announced the market availability of GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200, a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts.

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