A ‘ketogenic diet’ is a diet that produces ketones, for example, chemicals our liver forms when breaking down fats. Ketones are a fast and healthy source of energy for the brain and muscles, without being stored as fat tissue in our bodies.
MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are fatty acids that are used by the body as an immediate source of energy themselves or to be quickly converted into ketones. Because of their features, MCTs are ideal for ketogenic diets, weight management, sports nutrition, functional food and nutritional products.
They can be found mainly in coconut oil, a great source of C8 caprylic acid and C10 capric acid. Taiwanese company MCB manufactures a line of coconut MCT oil and powders in a palm-free and whole physical extraction production line.
Thanks to an international patent for microencapsulation technology with selective digestibility and phased antioxidant protection, MCB’s MCT oil powders pass through the stomach and deliver MCTs to the intestine. Microencapsulated oil powders are more stable and deliver free-flowing with low surface oil for a better consumer experience.
The technology also leads to lower oil leak-out, no caking and higher efficiency during production. Also, microencapsulation protects the active ingredients from oxidation caused by the external environment, ensuring product quality and a longer shelf life of 24 months.
MCB recently obtained USDA organic certification. The company offers a series of clean label, vegan-friendly and USDA organic MCT oil powders beside a range of ketogenic multi-fat keto blends which provide a delicious and creamy taste that could be used as a keto coffee creamer.
MCB microencapsulated MCTs – especially the clean label and vegan-friendly products – are ideal in several keto applications:
• meal replacement
• sports nutrition
• coffee creamer
• keto creamer
• keto collagen
• functional bars
• food fortification
• formula milk powders
• medical meals
• pet food
MCB and Faravelli offer a one-stop shop for nutritional fat powder solutions, especially for precise and comprehensive keto applications.
MCT solutions by MCB are distributed in North America by Faravelli, Inc.
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