Cognis to stir interest in sterols at IFT

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Cognis Health and Nutrition is whetting the industry's appetite in
advance of the IFT exhibition, taking place in New Orleans July 16
to 20, where it will be seeking to build awareness for its sterol
and sterol ester ingredients.

A Cognis​ spokesperson told that while the sterol and sterol-esters are relatively well known in Europe, their cholesterol-lowering properties have not yet generated corresponding interest in the US.

The newest addition to the product line-up is the vegetarian version of marigold-derived Xangold 10% microencapsulated lutein ester beadlets for tablets and dry foods. Introduced in April, they are intended meet a demand for wholly-vegetarian lutein esters.

Product manager Carrie Potaczek said that the new product, like the original beadlets, offers excellent stability of 24 months. Its uniform, spherical particles are said to withstand tableting and encapsulation, resulting in less overage and more space in the formulation.

Cognis' ester portfolio also includes Vegapure natural plant sterol esters, which are for vegetable oil spreads, salad dressings, bars, mayonnaise, and white bread products.

The company will also be making visitors aware of the latest research using its Tonalin conjugated linoleic acid product. A two-year study published in the Journal of Nutrition​ in April indicated that the ingredient can aid weight management by decreasing body fat mass and maintaining low body mass, and concluded that it is safe and well-tolerated as a long-term supplement.

Other products that will be showcased include Betatene natural mixed carotenoids, Covitol natural source vitamin E, Covi-Ox natural mixed tocopherols and Delios medium chain triglycerides.

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