Fermented kombucha powder debuts from Omya at SupplySide West 2021

Trademarked InstaKombu, the ingredient is a spray-dried, fermented powder that offers good solubility and taste for a range of applications.

Omya International AG (Oftringen, Switzerland) will showcase its new kombucha powder at October’s SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas. Trademarked InstaKombu, the ingredient is a spray-dried, fermented powder that offers good solubility and taste for a range of applications, including tablets, capsules, sachets, powder mixes, meal replacements, juices, teas, yogurts, and snacks.

InstaKombu is derived from roasted, high-mountain, small-leaf black tea and is rich in nutrients like organic acids and tea polyphenols. It also contains apple cider vinegar and the food-standard kombucha SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast), which is well known for its health benefits. It is also free of maltodextrin.

At SupplySide West, Omya will showcase other recently introduced ingredients, including its new excipients Omyanutra 300 DC and Omyanutra 300 Flash for use in hard tablets that offer better compactability, as well as Berriotics, another fermented powder comprising 10 different types of berries and offering bioavailable antioxidants, microfibers, and phenolic metabolites.