Reprinted from: Nutrition Industry Executive Magazine

Malt Products Corporation (MPC), a New Jersey-based manufacturer of malted barley extract and other natural, nutritious sweeteners, has designed an Innovations Lab to help its food & beverage industry customers test ingredients, experiment with new formulations and gain insight into critical flavor and stability properties. The lab will be utilized for a wide variety of products, including baked goods, malt and oat-based beverages, creamers, nut butters, chocolates, confections, dressings & marinades, yo- gurts, as well as further the company’s push into the burgeoning plant-based proteins sector.

Amid a consumer push for more natural, nutritious ingredients, MPC helps customers reformulate  food and beverage products as they turn away from artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners. The company’s portfolio of pantry-friendly sweeteners includes MaltRite™ malt extract, OatRite™ oat extract and CaneRite™ sugar cane molasses, among others. MPC produces both dry and liquid sweeteners.

Located in the company’s Minneapolis, MN office, the lab incorporates a variety of recent infrastruc- ture investments including ovens, mixers, shearers, proofers and temperature-controlled incubators, as well as analytical equipment such as spectrometers and instruments monitoring water activity and rheology. It collaborates with MPC’s main manufacturing facility in Dayton, OH to help customers expediently transition from development to production.

In addition to being all natural, many of MPC’s sweeteners contain health benefits such as proteins and antioxidants.