Canola belongs to the same family as mustard, broccoli, and turnip. Moreover, canola seeds have many health benefits, as it consists of high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Currently, canola is one of the major crops produced all over the world for manufacturing vegetable oils and feed products. However, we believe that because of its nutritional profile, canola has the potential to play a key role in the transition to a more plant-based diet.
At Cano-ela, we have developed a new way to produce final food products from raw materials. Instead of extracting highly refined ingredients, we extract natural structures present in canola and other oil-rich seeds, and use them as building blocks to create foods.
Our portfolio has three innovative ingredients that can help companies to remove between three and five refined/synthetic ingredients from their current formulation.
Natural pre-mixes of ingredients
Our innovative ingredients are presented as natural pre-mixes of ingredients, as they are composed of various macro- and micro-nutrients. Our canola ingredients are: Cano-cream, Cano-soluble, and Cano-fiber.
Taste plays a critical role in the judgement and decision-making of consumers. The ingredrients of Cano-ela can have a neutral taste, which does not change the taste of the final product
✓ Familiar mustard taste
✓ Slightly bitter and sour
✓ Low intensity flavor
✓ Pleasant bitter taste
✓ Excellent in combination with spices
✓ Neutral flavor and aroma
✓ Ideal for both sweet and savory recipes
Techno-functional properties of food product include solubility, the ability to form and stabilize emulsions and foams, and the capacity to absorb water and oil. The fractions of canola have different techno-functional qualities.
✓ Replacement of emulsions, refined oil, lecithins, and synthetic antioxidants
✓ Replacement of soy- and gluten-derived ingredients, thickeners, emulsifiers, and synthetic hydrocolloids
✓ Replacement of synthetic vitamins (i.e., vitamin E and B), thickeners, and other synthetic ingredients
Consumers are more and more assessing the nutritional quality of food products. It is critical to help consumers to make healthier choices.
✓ Rich in lipids
✓ Essential fatty acids
✓ Rich in high value proteins
✓ Essential amino-acids
✓ Prebiotic qualities of carbohydrates
✓ Essential amino-acids