Nagase to Show Protein Beverage and Sustainable Pineapple Snack at SupplySide West 2015

October 1, 2015

New York, NY – October 1, 2015 – Nagase will show prototypes aligned with the key consumer trends of protein and food sustainability at SupplySide West 2015, held in Las Vegas from October 5-9. Nagase will be at booth number 425.

Protein plus+ beverage: Over half of consumers say they want more protein in their diets, according to the NPD Group (2014). With 20 grams of protein per serving, this ready-to-drink beverage also contains soluble fiber, 25% DV of antioxidant vitamins, and is sweetened only with stevia. It features multi-functional ingredient TREHA® trehalose for its benefits in masking off-flavors and odors, while also retaining flavor quality during storage.

Tropical pineapple bites: Nineteen percent of consumers have given a lot of thought to whether food and beverages are produced in a sustainable way, according to IFIC Foundation (2014). Produced from pineapple core, these dried fruit bites are a great-tasting example of pineapple by-product utilization. Pineapple by-products (core, peel, stem and crown) account for 29 – 50% of the total pineapple weight and are often discarded after fruit processing. TREHA® trehalose gives these snacks enhanced flavor and texture, along with color retention.

“Consumers are looking for functional benefits from food and beverages without compromising on flavor and texture” said Bradley Hilborn, director of sales and marketing at Nagase America. “TREHA® trehalose can help formulators develop great-tasting, on-trend products. With benefits for freshness, flavor, and texture in food and beverages, TREHA® adds value to beverages, fruits, baked goods, meat, and frozen foods.”

Delivering over 180 years of Japanese quality, Nagase manufactures a variety of functional ingredients for food and beverages, including TREHA® trehalose, Pullulan, Sunmalt®-S maltose, and specialty enzymes. TREHA® is distributed exclusively by Cargill in North America and Europe for food, beverage, and supplements.

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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 nearly 6,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

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