Numerous promising concepts exist for the enrichment of beverages with minerals. For manufacturers, the attractive mineral-enriched drinks market is based on two pillars: Firstly, enriched drinks are finding increasing acceptance among consumers6; secondly, the Health Claims Regulation published in 2012 and valid throughout the EU provides a sound basis for marketing these end products7.
Our "Sport & Isotonic", "Wellness-Immune" and "Energy" premixes for the enrichment of drinks are based on the Health Claims Regulation. In addition, we offer special premixes for the enrichment of orange juice and near-water products.
We develop and produce individual mineral compounds on request.
Special requirements for mineral salts used to enrich beverages are, in particular, solubility, a high mineral content and a pleasant taste. Furthermore, the reactivity of a salt is also an important factor, to prevent undesirable reactions such as alterations in taste, discoloration or precipitation in the end product.
We offer a broad portfolio of mineral salts that satisfy these requirements. In our development laboratories, we are able to create individual concepts and product solutions enabling the enrichment of a variety of different drinks. As well as juices and juice drinks, teas, carbonated drinks, water and near-water beverages are all suitable for mineral enrichment. Instant drink powders are another attractive option in this matter.
Numerous different mineral salts are approved for the fortification of foods in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 1925/2006. We recommend the following minerals for the enrichment of beverages8: