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Technology for converting natural fruit pulp into semisolid food products

Nussinovitch Amos, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Technology for converting natural fruit pulp, vegetable protein, honey etc. into semisolid food products

Categories

Food and Nutrition, Processes

Development Stage

Several products based on various fruits, honey, chocolate and other ingredients have been developed

Patent Status

Know-how based project (no patent)

Market

New natural products for the fruit-based products, snacks, yoghourt, baking, and ice cream markets

Highlights

  • Process turns pasteurized and preserved fruit pulp into fresh or dry products with a variety of textures. Provides control of texture and nutritional value. Improves the appearance, physical properties and shelf life.
  • Hydrocolloids used for texturization of the fruit mixture remain a small to negligible percentage of the final product 
  • Hydrocolloids with different functional properties are selected to suit manufacturing conditions and processes in order to tailor the texture

Our Innovation

The process enables fruit pulp or other natural ingredients to be made into products with predetermined texture. Control of product texture and thermostability is maintained by inclusion of different water soluble polymers. Can be carried out under a variety of acidic conditions and can withstand certain treatments at different temperatures, such as baking or freezing and thawing.

Key Features

  • Natural food products made from fruits and vegetables – with or without added sugar and other food additives
  • Can make semisolid pieces of any size, shape or texture for various purposes
  • Ability to confer properties that produce sensation in the mouth of eating juicy fruit
  • Enables mimicking of seasonal fruits for year-round use

 

Development Milestones       

  • Future work includes texturizing pulp and other natural ingredients to meet the needs of the food industry.  Excess fruits and vegetables, or even meats, protein, etc. may be texturized into novel food products. 

The Opportunity

  • May be used for fruit pie fillings and special food products, as nutritious garnishes, texturized fruit and vegetable pieces in breakfast cereals, texturized potato and onion products for frying and roasting and for fruit bars and natural snacks.

Contact for more information:

Amichai Baron
VP, Head of Business Development, Agritech & Envir
+972-8-9489263
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