Healthy lifestyle beverages: Courting immune conscious consumers with function in beverages – webinar

Consumers now look to enhance their daily immune regimen with beverages. But adding functional ingredients like minerals to beverages is tricky. Learn how to fortify drinks with minerals and reduced sugar without impacting taste and texture.

November 17, 2022

2 Min Read
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As consumers look beyond pills to boost their immune function, they are turning to new delivery formats -- beverages with functional ingredients increasingly fit the bill. Take aloe vera juice-- a traditional healthy drink in Asia, where it is widely consumed, is also gaining importance outside traditional markets, like Mexico, the UK, and in the US. Coupled with growing interest in minerals for immune support, and formulators now have a big opportunity to create beverages that meet this demand. 

Zinc gluconate is the gold standard for zinc fortification in beverages thanks to its high bioavailability, excellent solubility, and great sensory properties. In this webinar, the presenters will address the challenges of developing a sugar free aloe vera drink fortified with zinc and explain how to fortify beverages with minerals and reduce sugar without losing familiar sensory properties.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the challenges involved in developing a sugar-free drink

  • Become familiar with the solubility and taste of different zinc sources

  • Recognize the key characteristics for desired texture


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Karen Raterman
Associate Director, Content Marketing, Food & Beverage Insider


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Monica Garces
Market Development Manager, Jungbunzlauer
Monica Garces joined Jungbunzlauer as a Market Development Manager in 2019. She works in the business development group, collaborating closely with customers to deliver high-performance solutions with Jungbunzlauer’s ingredients. She has several years of experience in product development across multiple applications.

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Olena Ursolov 
Application Technology Project Manager, Jungbunzlauer
Olena has more than 10 years of experience with research, development and applications in a wide variety of food and beverage applications. 

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