Nutrition & Wellbeing
Consumer awareness of the importance of a good diet on their overall health is on the rise. Now more than ever, adding a functional benefit for increased nutrition provide the edge your product needs to appeal to increasingly health-conscious consumers.
Using our taste masking and encapsulation capabilities, naturally sourced ingredients, and expertise across fibers, texture, and sweetening we are providing ready-to-use integrated solutions to support the formulation of immunity boosting foods and beverages with great organoleptics.
Reaching the Nutrition-Conscious Consumer
With digestive wellness and immune system support remaining key consumer health concerns, the role of vitamins, minerals, nutritional fibers and botanical extracts in food and drinks can provide the added benefit to set your product apart and appeal to today’s nutrition-conscious consumer.
of consumers identify improving immunity and 40% identify improving digestion and gut health as the top benefits sought from food & beverage products globally.1
of consumers are paying attention to nutritional information.2
of consumers want to live a healthier lifestyle and consume more nutritious food.2
1Firmenich Vitamins & minerals proprietary survey, Dec. 2021, N = 1’900+, covering 12 markets;
2Firmenich COVID-19 consumer behavior survey COVERING 6,000 consumers in 22 markets. April 2020.
NutriGEM® – Innovative Nutrition by Firmenich
Accelerate the development of your next nutritious food or beverage with our ready-to-use solutions optimized for your needs:
Introducing NutriGEM® Vitamins & Minerals
NutriGEM® Vitamins & Minerals provides the finest protection to vitamins and minerals over processing and storage. Leveraging our industry-leading encapsulation capabilities, NutriGEM® VM ensures vitamins and minerals are released wholly and only at the moment of consumption for a guaranteed NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) delivery.
Discover why customers are choosing NutriGEM® Vitamins & Minerals:
Accurate Delivery of Active Ingredients: By providing the highest nutrient protection over storage, processing, finished product shelf life, and homogeneity of mixing our patented encapsulation technology ensures consistent delivery of active ingredients while suppressing under- or over-dosing risks and reduces costs linked to nutrient overage and recovery analysis.
Taste Enhancement: Our integrated solutions approach combines patented masking of inherent vitamin & mineral off-notes such as rancid, metallic, bitter and oily notes with bespoke flavor enhancement to guarantee the perfect sensory experience while delivering the exact amount of active ingredients.
Trusted Market Knowledge: Based on strong proprietary consumer insights, NutriGEM® Vitamins & Minerals answer consumers worries about nutrients benefits losses in packaged food and beverages. Combined with our in-depth technical understanding of the end-product impact on V&M release, as well as strong regulatory expertise about country-specific nutritional and health claims requirements* we can help you create consumer-preferred and trusted immunity supporting products.
*Final labelling, conditions of use, and use claims in accordance to local/regional legislation requirements remains the responsibility of the user.
FLAVOR AND FUNCTIONALITY
Our Integrated Solutions Approach
Firmenich integrated solution approach ensures the consumers most sought for nutrients are delivered at requested levels in their preferred food and beverages and paired with the best taste elements for a delightful consumer experience.
Vitamins, minerals, nutritional fibers or botanical extracts with active compounds are at the heart of our integrated solutions and enable you to delight consumers with superior taste while delivering nutritional benefits.
Our integrated solutions can feature bespoke flavor enhancement to delight consumers with superior taste while delivering nutritional benefits.
Great flavor sometimes comes from removing what the consumer doesn’t want to taste. Our patented technologies issued from industry-leading receptor-based research will minimize inherent bitter, astringent, rancid or metallic off-notes typical from vitamins, minerals or botanical extracts, as well as unpleasant after tastes through precise flavor masking.
Delivered through gentle powder blends or patented encapsulation technologies, our integrated solutions guarantee the highest nutrients protection over storage, processing and finished product shelf life ensuring consistent delivery of functional and/or active ingredients.
Create Healthier Products
Improving the nutrition doesn't always require adding a functional benefit. What you remove can be just as impactful. Whether reducing up to 100% of sugar, enhancing umami without increasing sodium, or putting plant-based proteins at the center of the plate, our end-to-end expertise will enable you to create your next great tasting, better for you product: