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Jennifer Grebow is editor-in-chief of Nutritional Outlook.
Calcium carbonates supplier Omya International AG (Oftringer, Switzerland) will launch Omyafood 100-OG, an ingredient especially geared to powdered protein and vitamin premixes.
Calcium carbonates supplier Omya International AG (Oftringer, Switzerland) will launch Omyafood 100-OG, an ingredient especially geared to powdered protein and vitamin premixes, including sports nutrition products, at next week’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago.
With powder formulations in mind, Omyafood 100-OG acts “as flow aids and anticaking agents, while minimizing dusting,” the company says. “Thanks to the consistent porosity of the particles, they offer a carrier functionality of up to 55% loading capacity for vitamins, flavors, and other actives.”
Omyafood 100-OG also has a high elemental calcium content of approximately 40%, the company says, “making it the most concentrated and highly bioavailable source of calcium on the market” and enables calcium-related health claims.
The company will also showcase its Omya-Cal ingredients. The company’s calcium carbonate ingredients are mined in Amboy, CA, and processed in Superior, AZ. According to the company, the ingredients offer notable purity “with a favorable combination of lead, cadmium, and aluminum compared with leading U.S. competitors.” They are certified organic, kosher, and halal, and available in a variety of sizes.