ADM launches clean-label white colors for food and beverages

The new patent-pending PearlEdge colors are said to be bright white, uniform, and stable, without requiring modification, and can serve as a clean-label replacement for titanium dioxide.

ADM (Chicago) is now offering a line of natural white colors derived from sources such as native corn starch that can be used in a variety of food and drinks. The new patent-pending PearlEdge colors are said to be bright white, uniform, and stable, without requiring modification, and can serve as a clean-label replacement for titanium dioxide (TiO2).

PearlEdge colors are said to be more robust in challenging formulating conditions compared to some other plant-based white colorants. ADM states: “As a line of solutions, the PearlEdge portfolio is designed to address different applications, markets, certifications, and regulatory needs. Specifically, it performs exceptionally well in confections; powdered drink mixes and beverages; bakery icings and fillings; sugar-free offerings; soups, sauces, and dressings; dairy and dairy alternatives; meat alternatives; and even pet food. PearlEdge also delivers elevated sensory appeal as an opacifying base coat for vibrant colors, and it creates smoother texture in certain applications.”

“We’re particularly excited about the possibilities with our PearlEdge Silk and Satin patent-pending technology,” added Hélène Moeller, vice president of global product marketing, ADM, in a press release. “With superior stability and performance as well as a white color of similar intensity as TiO2, PearlEdge Silk and Satin are game-changers for smooth white appearances in applications like panned confections and compressed tablets.” Meanwhile, another ingredient in the line, PearlEdge Splash, maintains uniformity and opacity in beverages, without precipitation, staining, or sedimentation.