Stauber, Hawkins launch Pomma+ Nectar pomegranate syrup

January 20, 2021
Alissa Marrapodi

Stauber Performance Ingredients and Hawkins launched an all-natural, solvent-free liquid pomegranate extract, Pomma+ Nectar, derived from whole California pomegranates.

Stauber Performance Ingredients (Fullerton, CA) and Hawkins launched an all-natural, solvent-free liquid pomegranate extract, Pomma+ Nectar, derived from whole California pomegranates.

“For years, we have had success with our Pomma+ extract, and through further development, we identified the unique attributes of the Pomma+ Nectar,” said Mike Hess, technical director of Hawkins, in a press release. “Our nectar is a flexible food/beverage ingredient which is high in polyphenols and tastes great. I am excited to be part of a team always searching for innovative ingredient solutions for our customers.”

Pomma+ Nectar is loaded with potassium and beneficial pomegranate polyphenols. It functions as a low-calorie flavor enhancer with a low-glycemic value. The functional ingredient allows for creations of products with crisp, tangy, and tart flavors, while intensifying the health benefits attributed to the pomegranate. 

“Pomma+ Nectar offers our functional beverage creators, brewers, and distiller partners across the country the opportunity to produce seltzers, functional non-alcoholic beverages, flavored distilled spirits, and fruit beers,” said Becki Schwietz, product manager and director at Stauber, in a press release. “The unique flavor and functional profile of the Pomma+ Nectar provides a wide range of product development opportunities including smoothies, yogurts, dressings, marinades and frozen treats. Pomma+ Nectar is a brilliant functional flavoring agent and low sugar alternative for a variety of beverage and food product formulations. All of us at Stauber and Hawkins are thrilled to bring this product to our customers.”