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Product Development - Mixed fruit and yoghurt drink

With a highly skilled team of Food Scientists, we can bring your idea to life, from Concept to Launch.

Our innovative team will meet with the customer, gain an understanding of the final product that is required, then work tirelessly to match these requirements. Application samples will be prepared in our state of the art laboratory and customers will then be invited for a tasting.

We are here to assist our customers in keeping up to date with market trends and our all in one compounds contain the complete basket of key ingredients to make your complex idea a simple reality. We take over the hassle of sourcing your unique requirements ensuring quality is paramount throughout.

Small Scale Pilot Bottling Plant

Bottling Plant - Glases of various fruit juices

2018 saw the implementation of a small-scale bottling plant. This limits the launch risk for clients by lowering minimum order quantities. We help customers minimise the teething mistakes by assisting with regulatory information in-house. Most importantly we can offer customers the benefit of small order runs.


mixed fruit smootie

Through our proud partnership with IFF, we can offer a large selection of:

  • Liquid Flavours
  • Emulsions
  • Powder Flavours
  • Savoury Flavours

With our dedicated team of food scientists, we can assist our clients in new product development and take an idea right through from Concept to Launch.

Vitamin and Mineral Premixes

vitamin premix bottle of pills

We are proud to represent Vitablend. Vitablend provides innovative nutritional premixes for fortification of food products including ingredients like vitamins, minerals, nucleotides, amino-acids and other functional ingredients. Vitablend has a portfolio of major customers within the food industry, infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, sport drinks and nutritional drinks.


Nutraceuticals and Botanical Extracts Green Leaves

We source, stock and deliver the best clinically researched ingredients for the dietary supplement , sport nutrition and functional food and beverage markets in South Africa. We are proud to exclusively represent Nexira, a French company who can provide premium quality innovative ingredients, with well-documented health properties to address the demands of the nutraceutical market. We are also proud to market the range of premium ingredients from Gencor Pacific and Taiyo Kaguku.

Collectively we offer ingredients that address the following:
Anti-aging, cardiovascular health, gut health, joint health, stress management, weight management and cognitive health

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Botanical extracts & specialities


Euterpe oleracea

10% polyphenols - 1% PACs


Malphigia glabra

17% or 25% vitamin C


Andrographis paniculata

20% total andrographolides


Prunus armeniaca



Cynara scolymus

2.5% or 5% cynarin - 15% chlorogenic acids


Vaccinium myrtillus



Ribes nigrum

15% Polyphenols / Powder

Black Pepper

Piper nigrum

95% piperin


Fagopyrum tataricum

30% rutin

Cherry Stem

Prunus cerasus



Cichorium intybus



Chlorella vulgaris

50% proteins


Cinnamomum zeylanicum 

20% PACs


Vaccinium macrocarpon

1 to 90% PACs

Desert Date

Balanites aegyptiaca 2.5% diosgenin


Desmodium adscendens

0.5% vitexin

Devil’s Claw

Harpagophytum procumbens

2% to 20% harpagoside


Sambucus nigra



Trigonella foenum-gracecum

50% saponins


Linum usitatissimum

20% lignans

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia cambogia

50% or 60% HCA


Zingiber officinale

4% gingerols

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba

24% flavonoids - 6% terpenoids

Ginseng Panax

Panax ginseng

5% or 7% ginsenosides

Glucomanann Konjac

Amorphophallus Konjac

95% glucomanann


Lycium barbarum

40% polysaccharides

Grape Marc

Vitis vinifera 

50% polyphenols

Grape Seed

Vitis vinifera 

95% polyphenols

Green Coffee

Coffea robusta

15% chlorogenic acids

Green Tea

Camellia sinensis

40% EGCG or 90% polyphenols or
30% L-Theanine


Griffonia simplicifolia 30% or 99% 5-HTP


Paullinia cupana

8% to 22% caffeine

Gymnema Sylvestris

Gymnema sylvestris

25% gymnemic acid


Erica cinerea

10% polyphenols


Hibiscus sabdariffa

10% polyphenols


Humulus lupulus

4 to 7:1


Equisetum arvense

7% silica

Lemon Balm

Melissa officinalis

10:1 or 5% rosmarinic acid

Lemon Juice

Citrus lemon  


Nettle Leaf

Urtica dioica

10:1 or 4% polyphenols


Opuntia ficus indica  



Carica papaya

6000 IU proteolytic activity

Passion Flower

Passiflora incarnata

4:1 or 10:1

Passion Fruit

Passiflora edulis



Prunus persica



Pyrus communis



Ananas comosus


Red Vine Leaf

Vitis vinifera

30% polyphenols

Rose Hip

Rosa canina



Salvia officinalis

50% polyphenols

Siberian Ginseng

Eleutherococcus senticosus

0.8% eleutherosides

Soy Bean

Glycine max

10% to 40% isoflavones


Spirulina plantensis

60% proteins


Curcuma longa

95% curcuminoids


Valeriana officinalis

0.8% valerinic acids

White Willow

Salix alba

25% salicin


Dioscorea opposita

16% diosgenin

Yerba mate

Ilex paraguariensis

8% caffeine


Colours - multi coloured boiled sweets

Chr. Hansen is the world leader in colours from natural sources. They help manufacturers bring safe and appetizing products to consumers at mealtimes – and any time in between. The deep insights about markets, regulatory requirements, applications, pigments and phytonutrients place Chr. Hansen Natural Colours at the forefront of the industry. Its colour portfolio is the largest and most vibrant in the food industry, and its nutraceutical range has scientifically documented health benefits.

When you choose Chr. Hansen Natural Colours, you protect and nurture the value of your brand.
Whether you produce beverages, confectionery, dairy-based or other prepared foods, Chr. Hansen matches the right colour with your application. Covering natural colours and fruit and vegetable concentrates, there are more than 600 unique products in the range.

Main range in Chr. Hansen Natural Colours portfolio:

•        FruitMax® - range of colouring foods with a full palette of vibrant, natural colours. Minimally processed fruit, vegetable or edible plant concentrates, colouring foods are the fastest growing colour type in the food and beverage industry. Crafted with traditional production methods – without preservatives - FruitMax® can be clearly and simply labelled on a list of ingredients. They are not considered additives and do not require an E-number FruitMax® – gently processed fruit and vegetable concentrates.
Why use FruitMax®:
o        Free from preservatives
o        Can be labelled simply as fruit and vegetable juice concentrate for colour
o        Are standardized to provide the same shade in every production batch
o        Are gently crafted from fruit and vegetables
o        Provide a vibrant shade with good stability

•        CapColors® – patented technology that imitates how pigments are protected in nature. CapColors® are ideal for food and beverages that undergo heat treatment, homogenization, or are exposed to light.
Why use CapColors®:
o        Remarkably brighter than other colours from natural sources
o        Possible to create new colour shades
o        Cost efficient due to high colour potency
o        Better dispersibility

•        iColors® – vibrant instant powder colours. Developed specifically for powder products such as instant beverage, bouillon and pudding powders that are hydrated at home, iColors® plate powdered products evenly and dissolve easily in liquids ensuring a vibrant color in the hydrated product.
Why use I-Colors®:
o        Excellent plating capabilities
o        No dephasing, so colour does not migrate to the bottom of the pack
o        When hydrated, the powder dissolves easily without lumping or forming colour spots
o        Easy to handle in production as it is free flowing and easy-to-dose


multi-coloured jelly beans

Sucralose is a non-caloric, high-intensity sweetener derived from real sugar through a multi-step process. It is 600 times sweeter than sugar. It is a non-nutritive sugar alternative and safe for use as a sweetening ingredient.
Sucralose is very stable in a wide range of pH values from acidity to neutrality. Its thermal stability is much better than any other high intensity sweeteners. The solubility of sucralose in 20℃ water is 28.2g/100ml and it increases as the temperature rises. Sucralose also has an excellent solubility in ethanol, which makes it suitable for alcohol beverage production.

Bakery and Dessert Applications

Bakery goods - chocolate and pomigranate mousse

We can offer the following for bakery and dessert applications to enhance volume, textures in cakes and desserts and dough stability:

Lamequick® whipping agents
Spongolit® and Nutrisoft® aerating emulsifiers
Lametop® datem/emulsifiers
Nutrilife® bakery enzymes

Animal Proteins

Animal Protein - Steak

Sonac offers a complete portfolio of sustainable, all-natural animal proteins. Our range includes functional, non-functional, colouring and fresh meat binding proteins.

  • Clean label and E-number free
  • Allergen free (no soy) and GMO-free
  • Firmer texture - better sliceability (polony) / holds form better (meatballs)
  • Cost saving in meat reduction
  • Improves colour
  • Adds protein value
  • Increase juiciness
  • Reduced cooking losses / higher cooking yield

Speciality Powdered Ingredients

Speciality Powdered Ingredient - Humus

Amtec is a leading producer of powdered specialty food ingredients, many of which can be found in a kitchen cupboard: honey, mustard, molasses, worchester sauce and vinegars.
The entire line of Amtec products can be used in snack foods where liquids can’t be used, such as balsamic vinegar chips, salt and vinegar chips, honey mustard pretzels, honey roasted peanuts. The Amtec line can also enhance the flavours of sauces, dressings and savoury dips. The sweetener products can be used to add a natural sweet flavour to smoothies, nutritional shakes and meal replacers.

Sweetener powders
  • Honey
  • Molasses
  • Maple syrup

Vinegar powders
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Buffered vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Malt vinegar
  • White balsamic vinegar
  • White wine vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Rice vinegar
Mustard powders
  • Salad mustard
  • Dijon mustard

Sauce powders
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Rochester sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Tamari sauce
  • Cayenne pepper sauce
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Buffalo wing sauce

Salt for Life®

Ingredient - Salt For Life®

Nutek Salt for Life® is a patented technology that enables manufacturers to reduce sodium levels without the bitterness associated with KCl.


Emulsifiers - Sunflower

Lecithin, a natural emulsifier, is one of the key ingredients used in food, feed, pharma, cosmetic and chemical industries.
Unilecithin provides a complete range of liquid, hydrolyzed, granular, powdered / de-oiled lecithins which are widely recognized for its functionality.