Paradise Fruits Solutions by Jahncke, the global supplier of naturally healthy food ingredients, has added a high brix paste to its range of allergen free, nut flavoured inclusions.

Last year, Paradise Fruits Solutions unveiled its innovative nut-flavoured, allergen free granulates, which offered an alternative to real nut ingredients. In this latest development, the company has now extended the range further to include a high brix paste format ideal for a wider variety of applications including chocolate, confectionery, baked goods, cereal and snack bars.

According to Paradise Fruits, 2020 saw flavours such as almond, peanut butter and hazelnut* become popular with many consumers once again, particularly when consumed in cereal bars and snack bar applications, and that the launch comes as a “welcome addition to the range for manufacturers”.

This is especially relevant as although nuts are listed as one of eight foods that account for 90% of all known food allergies in the world today**, consumer trends show that shoppers still want to enjoy the flavour, but without the associated risk of allergens.

Mike Schmidt, Sales Director of Paradise Fruits Solutions, said: “There is a real appeal on the market for products that contain ingredients that offer real nut alternatives, but still deliver an authentic nutty taste. Especially as nut flavours resurge and consumers continue to become all too aware of the allergens and risks associated with their consumption. 

“After seeing a high number of enquiries for our granulates over the past few months, our research teams have taken feedback from customers on other formats they would like to see and extended the range as a result.”

Developed using a special manufacturing process that creates a low Water Activity level (aW-Value) of <0.8 aW and 78° brix, the paste is also suitable for use as a flavouring, filler or binder.

The new high brix paste is available in a variety of standard flavours such as: Peanut, Peanut Caramel, Walnut, Hazelnut, Pecan, Pistachio, Almond and Peanut-Chocolate.

Paradise Fruits has also emphasised that the new range is completely free from Palm Oil, gluten-free, Kosher and Halal capable and suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets.

According to the ingredient company, when using the ingredients as complete nut replacements, manufacturers can benefit from operating a completely allergen-safe production line or facility, too. This can open the market up even further as developing products that taste like nuts but can claim that it is both nut-free and is manufactured in a completely nut free environment.