10/08/2020 | Ingredients

Biesterfeld and CP Kelco expand their cooperation

Biesterfeld is expanding its long-term partnership with US-based ingredients manufacturer CP Kelco in the food and nutrition sector. Following on from their successful cooperation in Germany and Poland, the distribution of CP Kelco’s nature-based pectin, carrageenan, xanthan gum, gellan gum and citrus fibre for food applications has been extended to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, as of April 2020.

CP Kelco’s nature-based ingredients provide a wide range of functional benefits in innovative product formulations. The company is one of the leading producers of pectin, a gelling agent derived from citrus peel. Carrageenans are extracted from red seaweed and used in products such as confectioneries. Fermented gellan gum is widely used as a stabilizer. Xanthan Gum is used as a versatile thickening agent in various foods. The recently introduced, innovative Nutrava citrus fibre can be used to replace some E-numbered additives and help meet “clean label” goals as a stabilizer.