Mierlo, Netherlands — GNT Group B.V. has expanded its range of plant-based Exberry brand colors with two green shades made from spirulina and turmeric.
Exberry Shade Lime Green provides a vibrant yellowish green, while Shade Jade Green offers a vivid bluish green, the company notes, adding the colors are halal, kosher and vegan-friendly and can be used in a variety of applications, including gummies, jellies and hard- and soft-panned confectionery, as well as dairy products including yogurt and ice cream.
The colors are the latest additions to GNT’s selection of green shades, addressing the demand for cost-effective greens that support clean, consumer-friendly label declarations.
Jeannette O’Brien, vice-president at GNT USA, says: “There is a significant global demand for vibrant green blends containing non-GMO, plant-based ingredients that are processed cleanly without synthetic additives. Exberry colors are a perfect fit as they’re made using gentle, physical methods and based on the principle of coloring food with food. Turmeric and spirulina are also well-known ingredients that strike a really positive note in the modern marketplace.”
The colors are currently available in liquid form but will also be offered as a powder toward the end of 2021, according to the company.