AGRANA attends the Food ingredients Europe trade fair showcasing numerous novel products for plant-based applications

EQS-Media / 30.11.2022 / 11:16 CET/CEST

AGRANA attends the Food ingredients Europe trade fair showcasing numerous
novel products for plant-based applications

The global food group AGRANA will again be demonstrating its innovative
strength, in Paris, from 6 to 8 December. Along with AUSTRIA JUICE, a
joint venture between AGRANA and Raiffeisen Ware Austria, the AGRANA group
will be showcasing its holistic solutions for the dairy, bakery, ice
cream, food service and beverages industries. For the first time in three
years, Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), the leading trade fair for the food
processing sector, is again taking place in Paris. The innovations being
presented by AGRANA include, in particular, plant-based concepts which are
targeted at the growing segment of flexitarians in Europe.

Vegan yoghurt alternatives with creamy nuts

In its Fruit segment, AGRANA has extended its portfolio to include vegan
concepts with creamy, nut-based preparations and will also be presenting a
vegan dessert based on coconut and without flavour enhancers at the FiE.
This is in response to product trends with nuts as a healthy snack due to
their health-promoting fats and proteins. This concept can be based on
almonds or cashew nuts and also combined with fruits. A vegan hazelnut
dessert is just one example of the diverse options which AGRANA offers as
tailored dairy alternatives. These include, for example, ready-to-use
solutions based on coconut, hemp or spelt for manufacturers of vegan
yoghurts, spreading cheese and ice cream alternatives, who can then easily
and rapidly launch new products with various textures and taste variations
as a result.

From rice to ice cream with a fluffy texture

Ice cream is a product which offers consumers unwilling to compromise on
taste and indulgence a delightful snack between meals. That’s why ice
cream manufacturers who use purely plant-based ingredients face the
challenge of living up to these expectations in terms of texture and
taste. AGRANA now offers a new solution in the form of a fluffy, vegan
soft ice cream based on rice. Besides the soft, creamy texture, a subtle,
sweet hint of rice this new development also delights consumers with its
low sugar and high fibre content. This combination is easy to use in a
standard ice cream machine such as those used in the catering sector.
AGRANA also showcases other – vegan and conventional – ice cream varieties
ranging from lavender and blueberries to oats and chocolate.

 
Creamy, all-vegan panna cotta on a pool of fruit glaze

AGRANA has also converted the popular Italian dessert panna cotta into a
vegan delicacy. This product relies on a combination of two corn starches
to replace the gelatine from animal origins or agar-agar traditionally
used as a gelling agent. This plant-only and also low-fat panna cotta
based on oat products has the perfect creamy colour, soft mouthfeel and a
mildly sweet and vanilla-based taste.

 

Betaine drinks for more stamina and strength

Betaine is an ingredient which has a positive nutritional impact on our
fluid balance and metabolism, meaning that it promotes physical
performance and stamina. AGRANA produces betaine from GMO-free sugar beet,
leading to a highly pure form (at least 99% pure betaine) of this natural
substance contained in sugar beet molasses, which is available in the form
of a free-flowing, white, crystalline product.

In order to demonstrate the positive characteristics of betaine, two
beverage concepts that have been developed by AGRANA together with AUSTRIA
JUICE can be tasted at the FiE stand: an isotonic sports drink with red
berry juice and corn starch, on the one hand, and an energy drink with
vitamins, caffeine and betaine, to replace taurine, on the other. The
beverage base has been developed by AUSTRIA JUICE through the addition of
betaine and starch.

 

New taste experiences from AUSTRIA JUICE

By bundling its expertise, from the market research to the beverage
concept and from fruit growing to finished formulations and ingredient
supplies, AUSTRIA JUICE offers its customers a wide range of support when
it comes to implementing diverse projects. The company also takes the
latest developments in the beverages market into account, such as the
trend in the direction of natural, calorie-reduced products. That is why
AUSTRIA JUICE is also showing off its most recent innovation at the FiE –
a 100 % fruit juice with 30 % fewer calories. This involves reducing the
sugar content by means of a biological-physical process while at the same
time retaining the key ingredients of the juice.

Another trend which AUSTRIA JUICE is following in the area of product
development is the rise of collagen beverages. They are rich in proteins,
promote well-being and also a more health-conscious lifestyle. These
collagen drinks, which are also being presented at the FiE, come in a
variety of taste variants, namely mango and coconut, raspberry and
cranberry as well as yuzu and grapefruit.

 

About AGRANA

AGRANA converts agricultural raw materials into high-quality foods and
numerous industrial intermediate products. Around 9,000 employees at 55
production sites worldwide generate annual Group revenue of approximately
€ 2.9 billion. The Group was founded in 1988, is the global leader in
fruit preparations and also a major producer of fruit juice concentrates
in Europe as well as being a key manufacturer of customised potato, corn
and wheat starch products as well as organic ethanol in its Starch
segment. AGRANA is one of the leading sugar companies in Central and
Eastern Europe.

For queries, please contact:

Markus Simak
Public Relations
+43 1 21137 12084
[1]markus.simak@agrana.com

Hannes Haider
Investor Relations
+43 1 21137 12905
[2]hannes.haider@agrana.com
 

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Issuer: AGRANA Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft
Key word(s): Enterprise

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Language: English
Company: AGRANA Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft
F.-W.-Raiffeisen-Platz 1
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Phone: +43-1-21137-0
Fax: +43-1-21137-12926
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Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Vienna Stock Exchange
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