At Vitafoods Europe 2018, Rousselot’s Pauline Huang and Jeff Daelman explained to FoodBev’s Alex Clere the varied options within Rousselot’s Peptan brand portfolio and how they can help to support joint health.
Huang said the latest addition to the Peptan range, exhibited at Vitafoods, was a hydrolysed collagen type II matrix derived from natural sources.
“It’s extracted from cartilage, so that means it’s a natural matrix containing hydrolysed collagen and also glucose amino glycans, so that means it’s got chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, meaning it can support joint health.”
“What makes it so unique,” Huang continues, “is that it can support multiple joint health benefits including [that it] protects cartilage, provides lubrication and cushioning to the joint, and also it’s anti-inflammatory.”
Rousselot’s Jeff Daelman told FoodBev that gummy confectionery was becoming an increasingly popular way to incorporate functional ingredients like hydrolysed collagen into foods, as evidenced throughout the halls of Vitafoods Europe this year. One of Rousselot’s latest and most significant developments is SiMoGel, which is a gelatin that its customers can use to make gelatin candies in silicone moulds without the need for starches.
Daelman said: “People like the idea of taking medicine less and less, but gummies are perceived as pleasure, while a pill – you get the image that you’re feeling sick. That’s why gummies are picking up more and more.”
Presented and edited by: Alex Clere
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