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24 May 2021

FARA® Functional Systems for Plant-Based Nutrition: Vegan Polishing Agent for Bakery

Based on hydrocolloids (stabilisers and emulsifiers) Faravelli’s FARA® functional systems have always guaranteed the best balance between innovation, cost and quality.

FARA® functional systems, from the simplest to the most sophisticated, are tailor-made, following specific customer requests.

The blends include emulsifiers, natural hydrocolloids and functional ingredients that give foods and beverages unique characteristics, for example, a well-defined structure, good resistance to thermal stress, improved consistency, or a characteristic and consistent taste.

The added value is not limited to improving product quality. FARA® functional systems, in fact, simplify the phases of research and development, quality control and approval of raw materials, with important economic, practical and operational advantages.

They can be used in the most varied sectors of the food industry.

A rapidly growing trend, the plant-based diet favours the consumption of plant-based foods such as fruit and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds and oils, whole grains and legumes. In addition, although not biologically classified as plants, mushroom and algae products are also included in the definition.

According to a 2017 Mintel study, which is also collected by the Plant Based Association, taste is the main driver in consumer decision-making, even for plant-based foods. Therefore, it is important to offer products on the market that are not only healthy but also have the organoleptic characteristics that consumers are looking for.

Faravelli has developed a range of functional systems purposely dedicated to the vegan and vegetarian sector, the latest launches being Faramix HH 105, which is intended for vegetarian meat alternatives, and Faramix FV 104 for bakery products, both savoury and sweet.

Vegan polishing agent for bakery products via FARA® functional systems

In bakery products, appearance is crucial to prompt consumers to purchase. If it is shiny and golden, it is perceived as fragrant, fresh and appetising.

Faravelli proposes several specific ingredients for the surface treatment of bakery products. FARAMIX FV-104 is a functional system of the FARA line, which has been formulated by Faravelli’s in-house Food Application Laboratory.

FARAMIX FV-104 is egg-free and based on modified starch and it is ideal for vegan bakery products.

It is an excellent polishing and glazing agent, ideal for salted and sweet bakery products because it does not affect the taste of the finished product. Its application creates a brilliant shine on products and a stable golden glaze.

Thanks to its adhesive capacity, FARAMIX FV-104 also allows you to decorate the surface of products with seeds, grains or coconut flakes.

FARAMIX FV-104 can be used and diluted directly on the surface of products. It is also suitable as a preparatory treatment for filling and freezing processes.

FARAMIX FV-104 is just one of the many functional systems that Faravelli dedicates to the food industry.

A certified quality production plant

First-class expertise in the selection of raw materials available on the market, special attention to food safety issues and a state-of-the-art production plant are the prerequisites to be a reliable partner in the production of powder blends.

Faravelli’s production plant is located in Nerviano near Milan. It houses a packaging line for customisable solutions and an application laboratory where finished products are tested with methods that closely reflect the final application.

Both the production plant and the Applications Laboratory operate within the Faravelli quality system and are certified according to ISO, IFS, HACCP and FDA standards.

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