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What is Citri-Fi?

Citri-Fi is a clean label and natural citrus fiber that provides multiple functionalities that can be used to improve product texture, nutrition, costs and labeling. Citri-Fi natural citrus fiber’s benefits include heat, low pH and freeze/thaw stability which benefit a variety of food applications including bakery, beverages, dairy, dressings, dairy alternatives, frozen foods, pet food, plant-based meats, processed meats and sauces.

Fiberstar, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company that manufactures and sells natural and clean, plant-based ingredient solutions such as natural citrus fiber to improve quality, health and costs in food, personal care and industrial markets.

Citrus Fiber Product Line

Natural line of dietary fibers derived from citrus fruit Improves quality, texture, health and cost savings in food and beverages Benefits bakery, beverages, dairy, dressings, dairy alternatives, frozen foods, processed meats, pet foods, plant-based meats and sauces Vegetarian/vegan/plant-based https://www.fiberstar.net/citrus-fiber-product-line/

Key Differentiating Features:

  • High water holding capacity

  • Emulsification properties

  • Gelling properties in low pH/high Brix conditions

  • Heat and pH stability

  • Freeze/thaw Stability

  • Replacement for chemical or synthetic ingredients

Sourcing

  • Oranges, lemons and limes are sourced from sustainable farm practices

  • Byproducts from citrus juicing process also known as "upcycling"

  • Large supply of raw materials include domestic and international juice processors

  • Suppliers reuse water throughout their process

  • Suppliers certified in Rainforest Alliance, GLOBAL G.A.P, SAI-Farm, etc.

  • Sustainably produced food ingredients

Citri-Fi Citrus Fiber Process

  • Clean process, environmentally friendly

  • Reuses the water, low use of water

  • High production yields

  • Free from chemical modifications

  • Thermal and mechanical process to provide functionality

Higher Value Byproduct

  • Contributes dietary fiber

  • Eco friendly

  • Nutritional composition and value are preserved

  • Natural replacer for chemical or synthetic-based ingredients in food, cosmetics and personal care

  • Improves health and wellness foods - reduces calories via fat, oil, egg and animal meat replacement

  • Biodegradable product for industrial applications

  • Improves quality of dairy alternatives and meat substitutes which improve the environment and health

  • Member of the Plant-based Foods Association

Cleaning up Your Labels with Citrus Fiber

Citri-Fi natural citrus fiber is commonly used to replace or reduce ingredients that may not be considered clean label or natural. Depending on the food application, this citrus fiber powder can replace specific ingredients while maintaining superior quality.

Citri-Fi Functional Benefits in Food Applications:

Frozen Foods

  • Stabilization

  • Fat Reduction

  • Ice Crystal Reduction

Meat Substitutes

  • Emulsification

  • Juiciness & Succulence

  • Meat-like Texture

  • Binding

Dairy

  • Reduced Syneresis

  • Stabilization

  • Emulsification

  • Thickener

Plating

  • Up to 30% Oil Load

  • Flowable Powders

  • Functionality in Final Food

Dressings & Sauces

  • Thickener

  • Emulsification

  • Stabilization

  • Gum & Starch Replacement

  • Mouthfeel • Pulp Extension

  • Tomato Paste Extender

Dairy Alternatives

  • Emulsification

  • High Process Stability

  • Reduced Syneresis

  • Freeze/thaw Stability

  • Full Body Mouthfeel & Texture

Pet Food & Treats

  • Strengthening

  • Binding

  • Reduced Stickiness

  • Improved Flowability

  • Texturizer

  • Moisture Retention

Bakery

  • Improved Freshness over Time

  • Moisture Retention

  • Egg Reduction

  • Oil Reduction

  • Improved Gluten-free Products

  • Natural Emulsifier

Beverages

  • Emulsification Stabilization

  • Gum Replacement

  • Thickener

  • Clouding Agent

  • Tomato Paste Extender

Processed Meats

  • Yield Improvement

  • Purge Reduction

  • Phosphate Replacement

  • Juiciness

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Citri-Fi Natural Citrus Fiber Product Line

Main citrus fiber ingredients are differentiated by composition and/or particle size. As a result, these functional fiber products benefit bakery, beverages, dairy, dressings, dairy alternatives, frozen foods, pet food, plant-based meats, processed meats and sauces.

Citrus Fiber

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour

Mesh size: 30 Mesh (600µm)

Citrus Fiber

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour

Mesh size: <30 µm

Citrus Fiber

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour

Mesh size: 200 Mesh (75µm)

Citrus Fiber

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour

Mesh size: 100 Mesh (150µm)

Citrus Fiber + Guar Gum

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour + Guar Gum

Mesh size: 30 Mesh (600µm)

Citrus Fiber + Guar Gum

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour + Guar Gum

Mesh size: 100 Mesh (150µm)

Citrus Fiber + Xanthan Gum

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour + Xanthan Gum

Mesh size: 200 Mesh (75µm)

Citrus Fiber + Xanthan Gum

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour + Xanthan Gum

Mesh size: 100 Mesh (150µm)

Citrus Fiber

Labeling: Citrus Fiber, Dried Citrus Pulp, Citrus Flour

Mesh size: <8 Mesh

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Dovilė Monkutė-Kazlauskienė

Business Development Manager - Technologist

dovile@tastebuds.lt

+370 6 590 8010

Simona Akavickytė

Product Manager

simona@tastebuds.lt

+370 6 187 8218

Loreta Monkuvienė

Director

loreta@tastebuds.lt

+370 6 201 6008

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