Bartek Ingredients has launched Pecmate Pectin Enhancer, an ingredient that simplifies formulation and production processes when using pectin in gummies.

“As a supplier to beverage, confectionery, and nutraceutical companies across the globe, Bartek knows that innovation begins alongside our customers and addressing their challenges,” said Mohammad Emami, Bartek’s director of marketing and business development. “That is why we closely follow consumer trends and manufacturers’ challenges, so we can offer customized solutions specific to these challenges.”

Pecmate is developed for brand owners and contract manufacturers developing gummies and other products that use pectin, which is harder to work with and less forgiving than alternatives like gelatin. It provides the following benefits:

  • Prevents pre-gelling during production
  • Holds pH in the proper range, allowing gummies to stay fluid and set up properly when acid is added
  • Creates a greater range of workability for pectin formulation than the limited range when working with pectin alone

The company recently introduced Pecmate K, a functionally equivalent, potassium-based version of Pecmate that allows for removal of sodium from the ingredient legend in applications where that is needed.

“These are not the last new ingredients you’ll see from Bartek,” Emami said. “Expect to see more specialty products made with malic and fumaric acid throughout 2023.”

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