Officially launching at FI Europe on November 23rd, the global producer of gelatin and collagen peptides says this latest innovation will allow brands to develop “gummy caps” to cater for the consumer preference for chewable forms, with the ability to include a broad range of nutrients at adequate dosage.
Beyond being a popular choice for children, gummy products have been shown to appeal to 65% of adults (NBJ Supplement Business Report, Nutrition Business Journal, 2017) highlighting their potential as a delivery form for nutraceutical ingredients.
Marit van der Heijden, global marketing manager for Rousselot, says that adding a liquid filling can improve the taste experience and expand dosing possibilities.
“Bridging the gap between the appealing gummy delivery format and the RDI dosages required for nutraceuticals or APIs has long been a complex challenge for producers.
“With the new SiMoGel concept for creating innovative center-filled gummy applications, we can help our customers to successfully tackle this obstacle. This supports our partners in creating premium center-filled gummies with a larger range of nutraceuticals or active pharmaceutical ingredients in higher concentrations, allowing them to differentiate their offering and meet the sophisticated expectations of today’s discerning consumers.”
With SiMoGel, traditional starch moguls are replaced by silicone moguls or blisters. The starchless depositing, which can be done in either flexible and easily cleanable silicone or metal molds, or directly in blister packs, prevents cross-contamination of ingredients. This technique also enhances application possibilities in terms of shape and texture, making for a large range of format options including 3D and high-dimensional products possible.