Emulsions for Beverages
Although the basic concept of emulsions is the "oil-in-water" theory, WILD Flavors, Inc. has taken tremendous steps to improve the emulsion technology and capabilities for beverage formulation. WILD has made significant breakthroughs to enable two or more immiscible liquids to form one cohesive beverage. Although not all emulsions are opaque, emulsions are sometimes referred to as "clouds".
WILD's line of emulsions includes four new additions to its Colors from Nature® portfolio. New patent-pending beta carotene, apo-carotenal or paprika clear emulsions deliver water soluble, acid stable color without opacity. Now products that benefit from being crystal clear, such as fast-growing enhanced waters, can enjoy the eye-catching appeal of added color without being cloudy. Utilizing its strengths in emulsion and color science, WILD has also developed a new paprika cloudy emulsion that delivers exciting, new red-orange shades without imparting a negative taste to the end product.
All of WILD’s color emulsion products are heat and light stable, which lets them be easily incorporated into most beverages, yogurt, bakery, confectionery and sauce applications.
WILD offers a water soluble emulsion of phytosterol oil for use in water soluble products such as beverages. The sterol esters are plant-derived and lower cholesterol by inhibiting the incorporation of cholesterol by micelles in the intestine.
WILD has emulsions which also include those with vitamins A and E. Vitamins are difficult to add to beverages because they are generally insoluble. The appearance of a vitamin A or E emulsion is cloudy and white. The benefits from these vitamins, including antioxidant properties to protect against damage from free radicals, can now be developed and utilized within beverages. Other emulsions from WILD include lutein and lycopene emulsions. Lutein and lycopene also create cloudy-looking emulsions and maintain antioxidant and other health benefits. WILD's emulsion ingredients allow a variety of applications and finished products for healthy ingredients.
Now WILD offers clear emulsions which are water-soluble and clear, making them even more beverage friendly. These include:
- CLA Clear Emulsion
- Lutein Ester Clear Emulsion
- Vitamin E Clear Emulsion
- Vitamin D3 & K2 Clear Emulsion