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Applications - Beverages > Flavoured Waters
Flavoured waters or "near waters" are natural extensions of the bottled water market, and we expect to see continuing product launches in this area.

Citric Acid Acidulants

The addition of a small amount of acid with sweeteners can enhance the flavour perception of flavoured waters.
Citric Acid is a natural acidulant that gives a pleasant acid note.
Tartaric Acid   Tartaric Acid from Australian Tartaric Products is a natural acidulant, but with a slightly more acidic profile than citric acid.

Other less commonly used acidulants are summarised in the Acidulants section.
Ascorbic Acid Antioxidant Antioxidants such as ascorbic acid can be added to ensure good stability.
Natural Colours, Artificial Colours Colour Hawkins Watts New Zealand offers a comprehensive range of natural and artificial colours for use in all beverage applications.

Our suppliers, Cathay Industries, DD Williamson and FMC BioPolymer, cover the colour spectrum.
Flavours Flavour Whether still or sparkling, Symrise has a great range of flavours to add a sophisticated edge to water.
Pectin Gums, hydrocolloids, thickeners, stabilisers Instant CJ204 from Herbstreith and Fox is an agglomerated pectin which provides extra mouthfeel and improved flavour release to beverages.
Xanthan Gum   Xanthan Gum is often used to provide viscosity in flavoured waters due to the low dosages needed.  It is also very stable to acid, temperature and enzymes.  Hawkins Watts New Zealand has high clarity versions specifically designed for this application.
Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate Minerals

Many manufacturers choose to add additional minerals to flavoured waters. Typically these include calcium in a number of formats, but other minerals can also be added.
Jost Chemicals has developed unique new technology for manufacturing ultra-pure calcium salts with very low levels of aluminium, lead, manganese, iron and other vagrant metals.  Jost also has a comprehensive range of purity salts including ascorbates, carbonates, citrates, fumarates, gluconates, lactates, malates, nitrates, phosphates, succinates and sulphates.

Calcium Citrate
from Jost Chemicals is a fine powdered material, with low levels of aluminium, suited to specialty mineral applications

Calcium Carbonate
from Kirsch Pharma is a fine powdered material suitable for inclusion in dairy beverages.

Kirsch Pharma  supplies Hawkins Watts New Zealand with a comprehensive range of high quality inorganic mineral salts for use in beverage fortification.
Fructose Sweeteners Cornsweet Fructose from ADM is a crystalline sweetener with 1.2 to 1.6 times the sweetness of sucrose. ADM Cornsweet Fructose can be used in products where sweetness profile and glucose content need to be controlled.

ADM Cornsweet Fructose also has a low glycaemic index and is suitable for use at very low dose rates, especially in combination with high intensity sweeteners such as sucralose.
Stevia   Stevia from Daepyung is a natural high-intensity sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the Stevia plant with applications in low-sugar formulations.
Sucralose   Sucralose is a high Intensity sweetener
Sweetness enhancer   SymLife® Sweet from Symrise is a flavouring which enhances sweetness, while allowing sucrose levels to be reduced by as much as 30%. SymLife® Sweet works well in combination with artificial sweeteners to help round out the aftertaste.

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