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Fortify Your Food and Beverages Applications

By offering a wide range of natural minerals we aim to improve the nutritional value and quality of food and beverages. 

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Infant Nutrition

Food Supplements for Pharma and Nutraceutical Applications

Omya offers certified high purity Natural Calcium Carbonate – a source of highly bioavailable calcium, specially designed for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications. 
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RELATED SOLUTIONS

Omya offers a large range of high-purity natural Calcium Carbonates, which are an excellent choice for fortifying dairy and non-dairy drinks. Specifically selected particle sizes and surface properties for slower sedimentation & easy re-dispersion.
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DAIRY & NON-DAIRY DRINKS

A crisp sensation and a calcium boost. Pure enjoyment is no longer the only need that consumers have when it comes to snacking. The role of snack products is expanding and snacks are increasingly serving as a meal replacement. Simple ready-made food solutions that offer indulgence are flying off the shelves.
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CEREALS & SNACKS

Confectionery products are mostly rich in sugar, much of it usually in the form of a sugar coating. However, today’s consumers are becoming more health conscious and mindful of their dietary choices. Fortunately Calcium Carbonate can be formulated into sugar coatings such as royal icing, fat glazing or vanilla frosting that reduce sugar content and allow for calorie reductions.

CONFECTIONERY

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Improving the performance of baked goods. As real allrounders, Omya minerals not only offer health benefits such as increasing calcium content, reducing acrylamide and powder caking, they also have tailored properties that simplify production processes and improve the formulations of baked products such as bread, tortilla and cake.
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BAKED GOODS

Naturally sourced with the highest purity we offer a range of products that are suitable for the use in infant formulas. It is our recommendation for use in 100% natural food applications with adding benefits from anticaking agent to food fortification.

INFANT NUTRITION

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NATURAL CALCIUM CARBONATE

Technological Functionalities

Besides providing calcium as nutrient, Natural Calcium Carbonate (NCC) can take over various technological functionalities in fortified foods:
  • Gelling agent
  • Dusting agent
  • Bulking agent
  • White pigment (E170)
  • pH buffer
  • Carrier
  • Extrusion aid
  • Reduction of acrylamids
  • Anti-caking agent

NATURAL CALCIUM CARBONATE 

Nutritional Value

Calcium is not only essential for healthy bones and teeth but also required for vascular contraction and vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion, although less than 1% of total body calcium is needed to support these critical metabolic functions. 
While 99% of calcium is concentrated in the bones and teeth, small amounts circulate in the blood stream. 
Insufficient calcium supply can lead to lower bone density, causing osteoporosis, a disease whereby the bones become brittle and porous and more prone to breakage.

NATURAL CALCIUM CARBONATE

Health and Nutritional Benefits

Omya is familiar with the needs of various applications and tailors the natural mineral to meet your requirements. 
This is why our portfolio comprises chalk, limestone and marble-based products of different particle sizes for the consumer goods industry. 
Omya offers white Natural Calcium Carbonate (NCC) of the highest purity for your food, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.
Benefits of NCC:
  • Carbon footprint that is one third that of a Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC)
  • Products meet international standards such as E170, FCC, USP, EP, JP
  • Halal and Kosher certified

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  • Excellent bioavailability (significantly more calcium can be absorbed)
  • High content of elemental calcium (39%)
  • Minimum product intervention (maintains original texture & taste)
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Wide Range of Applications of Calcium Carbonate in Food

Being experts in calcium enrichment we deliver solutions to many food & beverage applications by adding value trough different technological functionalities and nutritional benefits. 

Food Fortification with Omya Calcium Carbonate

A variety of foods, including dairy products, contain naturally occurring calcium. However, the absorption of calcium is influenced by some factors, such as other nutrients contained in the food. The calcium absorption can be either enhanced or inhibited by certain ingredients. Omya Natural Calcium Carbonate is among the best bioavailable elemental calcium sources, with 40% of available elemental calcium. For premium calcium fortification, for example for bone health and rehydration complexes, Omya developed a Functionalized Calcium Carbonate combining high content of elemental calcium with excellent bioavailability. 

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In addition to our wide range of minerals, Omya offers a variety of specialty ingredients for food applications allowing for valuable synergestic effects:
  • Flavor enhancers
  • Natural food colors
  • Sweeteners
  • Antioxidants
  • Carotenoids
  • Vitamins A-Z
  • Natural preservatives
  • Fibers
  • Hydrocolloids
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It’s time to CONNECT - Meet us at Food Ingredients Virtual

Omya presents highly bioavailable calcium sources and vegan specialities from its distribution portfolio. Pass by our exhibitor showcase and get introduced to new functional mineral Omyaforte for enhanced food fortification.
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Micronutrient Forum 5th Global Conference 2020: CONNECTED

Join us online at the Micronutrient Forum CONNECT 2020 to build new evidence and alliances for improving nutrition.
Omya supports this event with sponsored sessions on “Is it time to rethink Calcium Fortification?”.
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