Sugar Reduction or Nature's Sweetspot

Latest innovation from gelatin producer raises the sugar-free confectionery bar

By Anthony Myers contact

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Rousselot's 'SiMoGel' 3D gummies. Pic: Rousselot
Rousselot's 'SiMoGel' 3D gummies. Pic: Rousselot

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Rousselot, a leading global producer of gelatin and collagen peptides, says it has successfully developed a new application concept to produce sugar-free confectionery.

Its ‘SiMoGel’ allows confectionery manufacturers to ‘create clean label, great tasting fortified confectionery’ with gelatin’s unique elasticity and short texture in the hygienic conditions of a starchless environment.

The latest innovation by Rousselot means that sugar-free and low sugar confectionery are no longer a concern for starchless gelatin confectionery manufacturers, who can now produce great tasting, healthy gelatin gummies and dry it in less than 15 minutes.

Functional gummies

Parent company Darling Ingredients presented sample applications at this year’s Vitafoods show, including mango-flavored, sugar-free functional gummies for children.

Increasingly popular with consumers of all ages, functional gummies have experienced a 20% average yearly growth on new product launches over the past four years. The ultimate combination of health and indulgence, nutritionally-enhanced confectionery holds a large growth potential for confectionery manufacturers.

Marit van Heijden, global marketing and project manager at Rousselot,  said: “Rousselot can now offer a solution that perfectly fits our desire to make healthier and tastier products available with gelatin. The challenge was to keep the typical characteristics of conventional confectionery, which, thanks to SiMoGel, are perfectly maintained​. “

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