Palm oil has become discredited. Stricter environmental and health awareness among consumers is causing many food manufacturers to rethink their production processes. In a large number of foods, palm oil can easily be replaced by oils of other botanical origin. In products such as chocolate spreads, however, food technology has so far reached its limits. According to one study, rapeseed oil oleogelated with JELUCEL® cellulose fibres offers a promising alternative.
Cellulose powder from JELU is a popular additive used in food technology. JELUCEL PF® is characterised by manifold technological properties and fulfils numerous functions.
Before an edible oil lands on supermarket shelves, it runs through several process steps to achieve the desired quality. Undesirable components such as suspended solid particles, water and waxes are filtered out of the oil. This is done using filter aids in precoat filtration. With JELUCEL®, JELU-WERK offers a renewable filter aid that has ecological and economic advantages for edible oil filtration.
Fats are essential for a diet. But how much fat is good for human health? The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends a fat intake of 20-35 energy percent (E%) for adults. Fat intake in many Western countries, however, exceeds these recommendations. Since it is difficult for people to implement the diet recommendations in their daily life, using fat replacers in food processing for fat reduction is gaining in importance.
JELUCEL® powdered cellulose is a natural humectant that is used in the food industry to optimise and stabilise product properties. Intermediate moisture foods remain fresh for longer and are preserved.
“There was a strong interest in JELU products at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe”, Jens Schienke and Markus Hesse from JELU-WERK summarised the exhibition. JELU-WERK presented its natural plant fibres – wheat fibres, oat fibres and bamboo fibres – to the fair public. The visitors, however, were above all interested in cellulose as dietary fibre.
From 28 until 30 November, JELU-WERK will be showcasing its products at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE). You can find out more about our functional plant fibres at stand Q77 in hall 8.0. We look forward to your visit at our stand in Frankfurt, Germany!
JELU-WERK successfully demonstrated the quality of its plant fibres and celluloses at Seoul Food 2017. Our JELUCEL® product range attracted wide interest, especially among processors of meat and meat products and baking companies. From 16 until 20 May 2017, JELU-WERK showcased at the international exhibition for the food, beverages, hotel, restaurant, food service, bakery and supermarket industries together with its South Korean sales partner.
The new definition of dietary fibre by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not relevant for American food manufacturers alone. Manufacturers who export their food products to the USA must in future also comply with the new labelling requirements.