Carrot fibre

Carrot fibre: Discover this natural texturising agent

Carrot fibre from ID-FOODThe carrot is one of the most popular vegetables we eat because of its nutritional benefits, as it is rich in vitamins and minerals. By nature carrot is also rich in fibres. Carrot fibre has exceptional properties. Due to the characteristics of its various components it has an extremely high water retention capacity no other fibre can equal.

This feature makes carrot fibre an excellent natural texturising agent and it is particularly appreciated by food technicians because of its neutral colour, its mouthfeel and excellent cost-performance ratio.

Carrots : antioxidants, carotene, vitamins and minerals

Various sorts of carrotsCarrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) are biennial plants and belong to the family of Apiaceas. The early vegetable is harvested from April to July, other species are harvested during summer, whereas the autumn and winter varieties can be bottled or preserved.

A raw carrot’s energetic value is 26 kilocalories per 100g. It contains 88,2% water, 0,98 % proteins, 0,20% lipids and up to 4,8 % sugar. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene. The consumption of 25 gr. of carrot covers more than 50% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. It also contains all vitamins from groups B and C (except B12). Its mineral content is high, especially in calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. Its high dietary fibre content is almost equally divided into water-soluble fibres (1742 mg) and those insoluble in water (1889 mg).

Some good reasons for using carrot fibre in our recipes :

  • Unlike the widely used additives, it is a natural texturizing agent.
  • It is a high-performance fibre able to bind water 18 to 26 times its own weight, depending on the grain size.
  • It is a very stable ingredient, reducing exudation and syneresis.
  • It is easy to use and does not require any special procedures.
  • Its cost-performance ratio is excellent.
  • It is a real marketing claim to be highlighted on the labels.
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    Some examples of fibre applications in the food industry

    Our carrot fibre ID809, an exceptional ingredient

    ID809 is our carrot fibre concentrate. Its capacity to retain water and liquids is exceptional. We guarantee that our carrot fibre is GMO-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free and does not contain any additives; on labels it appears as an ingredient. Our carrot fibre contains up to 92 % dietary fibres as well as calcium ( 6%) and minerals, it is tasteless and does not smell.

    Carrot fibre is generally used for water retention in all types of moist food, but it can also be applied as carrier agent for liquid aroma, as a texturising agent and natural thickener. It helps to stabilize emulsions, avoids phases’ separation and can be used as a bulking agent. All these characteristic values make our carrot fibre ID809 into an exceptional ingredient of natural origin.

    Carrot fiber

    Carrot fibre has a cream colour, a neutral taste and it does not smell.

    Carrot fibre : A specialty of ID-FOOD !

    ID-FOOD is situated in France, in the region “Beauce” which is well-known for its agricultural production, and much of the raw-materials used in the group are sourced from there. ID-FOOD’s fibre range is derived from various origins (cereals, fruit, vegetables and other plants species), both water-soluble and insoluble. Due to their functional and technical properties ID-FOOD fibres offer numerous solutions for day-to-day problems in the food industry.

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