Anlit has launched vegetarian turmeric (curcumin) gummies for consumers seeking curcumin supplement alternatives. These contain natural colourants, without preservatives or artificial colours.
To satisfy the growing demand for vegetarian products, the gummies are not made of conventional gelatin; instead the gummies use pectin, produced by a clean, starch-free moulding system. This allows them to be certified kosher and halal.
Coming in a gummy form to provide a beneficial curcumin dosage, both children and adult consumers are presented with a tasteful and easy solution to intake curcumin without needing to swallow tablets or capsules.
Many plant extracts have components that are believed to offer health benefits, but not all are readily absorbed into the human bloodstream. Cyclodextrins can increase the bioavailability of these health-promoting ingredients. By Dr TiehKoun Koh, business director food solutions, and Dr Zhang Yan, head of food lab, Wacker Biosolutions.
Chocolates with added curcumin, such as that launched by start-up company Chocumin, can make a healthier indulgent treat as it helps increase consumers’ intake of the ingredient.