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Xampla to develop microcapsules for infusing vitamins to soft drinks, other beverages
Xampla is collaborating with Britvic to develop vitamin microcapsules that may be mircopackaged in beverages without affecting the taste and the risk of degradation during transit and storage.
A microscopic droplet of vitamin oil wrapped in a plant-based material protects the vitamin, such as vitamin D, from ultra-violet light, pH imbalance, and pasteurization.
The vitamin microcapsules, according to Xampla, "increase the volume of effective vitamins without affecting the product's taste."
Any oil-based vitamin or flavor, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, can be packaged using this technology.
Simon Hombersley, CEO of Xampla, described their product as microcapsules that “offer an opportunity for big beverage brands to get the vitamins people need directly to them inside everyday products”.
He added that the vitamin microcapsule provides a much-needed, simple solution for brands to infuse vitamin D safely in clear bottles, as well as the potential to micropackage a whole range of other nutrients in the future.
Xampia is working with multi-nationals to bring this product to supermarket shelves.