BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional nutrients, is featuring its new product concepts for breakfast beverages on stand B1 #325 at this year's drinktec, taking place from 16-20 September in Munich.
Visitors have the opportunity to taste the company's product ideas at the 'New Beverage Concepts' innovation platform and find out more about the nutritional and technical benefits of BENEO's naturally derived ingredients.
For those wanting a traditional start to the day with a twist, BENEO is showcasing a ready-to-drink coffee made with Palatinose and Orafti®HSI (Highly Soluble Inulin). Palatinose provides full carbohydrate energy in a balanced way, resulting in a low glycaemic effect while the prebiotic fibre inulin can help to improve the digestive system.
For a fruity start to the day, BENEO has also developed a fruit juice drink with Palatinose. Derived from sugar beet, the functional carbohydrate has a sugar-like sweetness profile and provides good solubility in liquids, as well as high stability under acidic conditions, making it suitable for various beverage applications.
Visitors to BENEO's stand will also have the opportunity to taste a lactose- and cholesterol-free strawberry flavoured fermented rice drink and a vanilla flavoured rice drink. Both drinks contain BENEO's dairy alternative Nutriz, made from rice based ingredients that are 100% vegetable. The Nutriz product range is hypoallergenic, easy to digest and free of gluten and lactose. For the creation of non-dairy drinks that are perfectly white, smooth, stable and have a creamy mouth-feel, BENEO's rice concentrate Nutriz M is the ingredient of choice.
Jens Böhm, marketing manager at BENEO commented: "Convenience continues to be a major consumer trend that manufacturers are looking to satisfy with new, innovative beverage solutions. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and presents an opportunity for the beverage industry to create 'liquid breakfast solutions' that are convenient, yet deliver key nutritional benefits."