Nagase to Show Beverage and Snack Prototypes at SupplySide West 2014

October 1, 2014

New York, NY – October 1, 2014 – Nagase America will highlight the unique benefits of TREHA® in beverage and snack applications at SupplySide West 2014. Trehalose is a multifunctional disaccharide, naturally occurring in mushrooms, yeast, honey, and other foodstuffs, with benefits in many food categories. Nagase America will be at booth number #18135 at SupplySide West, held in Las Vegas on October 8 and 9. TREHA® is distributed exclusively by Cargill in the United States and Europe for food and supplement applications.

Collagen beauty beverage: This beverage is both tasty and on-trend. A sensory panel rated the beverage prepared with trehalose as better tasting than the sucrose control. Trehalose can mask off flavors and odors associated with high intensity sweeteners, vitamins and minerals, as well as amino acids. This functional beverage contains collagen, a protein associated with skin elasticity, as well as high intensity sweeteners.

Crispy cheese crackers: These snack crackers featuring TREHA® have a unique crispiness and enhanced shelf-life. Trehalose may provide unique benefits for crispiness and shelf-life in baked, extruded, and fried snacks.

“TREHA® is an extremely versatile ingredient,” said Sharrann Simmons, senior business manager at Nagase America. “With benefits for texture, shelf-life, as well as flavor and aroma, trehalose can provide innovation not only in the beverage and snack areas that we are highlighting at SupplySide West but also in bakery, meats, fruit-processing, frozen foods, and confections.”

Nagase America provides a variety of functional ingredients for food and beverages, including Leci-PS® phosphatidylserine, pullulan, Sunmalt®-S maltose, and a variety of specialty enzymes. TREHA® is manufactured through a proprietary enzymatic process from starch by Hayashibara Co., Ltd., a Nagase Group company in Japan.

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About Nagase America:
Nagase America is a global leader in innovative solutions for the chemicals, plastics, electronics, life sciences and automotive markets. We are a member of the Nagase Group, founded in 1832 and now encompassing over 100 companies in 20 countries and 5,900 employees worldwide. For more information, visit



Hayashibara Co., Ltd. changed its corporate name to Nagase Viita Co., Ltd. as of April 1st, 2024.

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