Specialty Items

Let's make your recipe work. Functionality is the focus in these specialty ingredients. Call our team of ingredient specialists for guidance on their usage. We speak organic!

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Sunflower protein, organic

Sunflower protein, organic

Sunflower seed protein is made from the dehulled and defatted seeds of Helianus annuus. It is a beige-colored powder produced by mechanical pressing and CO2 extraction.

 

The nutritional values are excellent; high in protein, high in fiber, and low in fat. Sunflower seeds have five essential amino acids: tryptophan, methionine, cysteine, lysine, theonine). 

 

Functionally, sunflower seed protein has good water binding capacity (1:4) and very good fat binding capacity. The flavor is agreeable by any measure and does not have strong coloration. 

 

Two types of sunflower seed protein are available, 45 and 55 which correspond to their protein content value.  


Turmeric color, organic

Turmeric color, organic

Organic turmeric color contains curcumin, its principle pigment, and is obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (a member of the ginger family). It is produced by extraction of rhizomes to produce a bright, strong yellow color. 

 

Curcumin is a natural coloring used in food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Turmeric can be combined with annatto to color cheese, yogurt, various dry mixes, salad dressings. Turmeric can also be used to impart yellow color to mustard, chicken broth, and as a much cheaper replacement for saffron in many other foods.

 

Curcumin is heat stable and can be used in products throughout the acid pH range.


Beet root color, organic

Beet root color, organic

 

Red beet color is extracted from roots of the common red beet, Beta Vulgaris. The reddish pigment found in the root of red beets is known as betalain which is responsible for the deep red-to-purple appearance it imparts. The powdered red color is 100% water soluble. 

 

It has extensive utility as a natural food coloring agent with applications ranging from foods, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. 


Annatto color, organic

Annatto color, organic

Annatto coloring is used for water and oil soluble food coloring applications in cheese, margarine, butter, food, pharmaceutical, dairy, confectionery, baked goods, seasonings, fish, and other culinary products. It has a reddish color and imparts a yellow to orange color to foods.

 

Organic Annatto colour is extracted from the seeds of certified organic annatto (Bixa orellana). The seeds mainly contain two kinds of carotenoid pigments - Bixin which is oil soluble and norbixin which is soluble in water. Unlike carotene, these are not vitamin A precursors but are tocotrienols regarded as potential nutraceuticals for their antioxidant properties. 


Coconut oil, organic

Coconut oil, organic


Castor oil, organic

Castor oil, organic


Glycerin, USP grade, organic

Glycerin, USP grade, organic

A recent addition to our line of cutting-edge ingredients. Our glycerin is made without the use of palm oil. 

 

Glycerin has numerous uses in foods, beverages, nutriceuticals, and body care products. Glycerin is a humectant, a sweetener, a thickener, a solvent, and a stabilizer. It provides a non-stick, glossy coating to raisins, dried blueberries, and dried cranberries. 

 

In body care products, it serves as a humectant, provides mouth-feel and thickness, and functions as a lubricant. It is also a key component in the manufacture of soaps and is valued as an emollient.


Baking powder (70% organic)

Baking powder (70% organic)

No magic is required to make an organic cake rise. Agrano's BIOREAL baking powder is made with organic grape juice extract (a source of tartaric acid), organic corn starch, and sodium bicarbonate. 


Canola oil, organic

Canola oil, organic


Olive oil, extra virgin, organic

Olive oil, extra virgin, organic


Soy oil, organic (crude or refined)

Soy oil, organic (crude or refined)


Sunflower oil, high oleic, organic

Sunflower oil, high oleic, organic