Project Description

Cambrian Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of N2 Ingredients Inc., a leading distributor of natural, organic and nutritional food ingredients. Together we share a customer focus and passion for finding common-sense solutions for the food industry by providing Canadian and US food manufacturers with natural and nutritional ingredients from around the world. We source quality ingredients from manufacturers at their most efficient origins worldwide.

Whether you are looking to launch a new product to seize an emerging trend in the Organic, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Kosher, Preservative Free or All Natural markets, or simply looking to improve the nutritional parameters of an existing brand, we can help.

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Organic Agave Syrup is an all-natural sweetener extracted from the core of the Agave plant. Using a gentle enzymatic process which converts polyfructose into a simple fructose syrup. Agave Syrup is non-crystallizing making it a perfect sweetener for beverages, fresh-fruit, cereals and sauces.

agaveActing as a humectant, Agave Syrup locks in moisture to enhance texture and extend shelf life in baked goods. Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.

  • Shelf life of two years minimum if stored in a cool, dry environment
  • Easily used as a one-for-one replacement for sugar
  • Easy to pour at room temperature
  • Glycemic index of 39 or less provides natural sweetness without the blood sugar spike or “sugar rush”

The richest natural food source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre with each serving (12 grams) providing in excess of 2,400 mg of Omega-3’s, over 4,500 mg of dietary fibre and only 0.5 net carbohydrates. Chia Seeds are 100% vegetarian, non-GMO, gluten-free, and are produced without the use of pesticides.

Chia Seeds are not subjected to any mechanical or chemical processes that can affect their natural condition in any way. Chia Seeds are grown and cleaned using controlled processes throughout all stages of production from planting to packaging. Our product is guaranteed to reach our customers in as natural a state as possible.

Chia Seeds’ benefits include:

chia-seeds

  • Six times more calcium than whole milk
  • Three times the iron than spinach
  • Fifteen times the magnesium than broccoli
  • High levels of natural antioxidants
  • Complete protein source with all essential amino acids
  • Stable for a minimum of 2 years at ambient conditions
  • Flavor-neutral

Read more information on Chia’s health benefits for diabetics >>>

Applications include nutritional bars, nutritional beverages, salad dressings, baked goods and more. Chia Seeds can also be used in the processing of meats.

We supply Whole Chia Seed, Ground Whole Seed, De-fatted Chia Flower and Chia Oil.

We offer the highest quality certified organic cocoa products including cocoa beans, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, chocolate chips, alkalized and natural cocoa powders and couvertures. All of our cocoa products are versatile and easily used in a wide range of applications and food processes.

COCOA POWDER

cocoaAvailable in both natural and alkalized (Dutch process), we offer two fat levels of Cocoa Powder — 10 and 20%. More soluble and darker in colour, Alkalized Coca Powder is more robust in taste and has a neutral to alkaline pH.

Low fat Cocoa Powder is 10 to 12% cocoa butter and appropriate for baked goods, beverages (dairy and soy-based) and ice-cream.

High fat Cocoa Powder is 20 to 22% cocoa butter, richer in flavor and best-suited to premium product applications.

Organic Black Cocoa Powder (pH 8) is also available.

COCOA NIBS

Cocoa Nibs are made by both roasting and breaking the cocoa beans. Once cleaned and calibrated the Cocoa Nibs can be used as a crunchy ingredient in baking processes and other food applications.

COCOA LIQUOR

Cocoa Liquor is comprised of 51-53% cocoa butter and 47-49% solids and made by finely grinding roasted cocoa beans until they are a smooth, liquid state. Once cooled, it can be used in various forms including blocks and wafers.

COCOA BUTTER

A cream-coloured natural by-product of cocoa liquor, Cocoa Butter is marketable in both natural and deodorized versions. With multiple applications, Cocoa Butter can be used in food manufacturing as well as the cosmetics and body care industries.

CHOCOLATE COUVERTURES & COATINGS, CHIPS & WAFERS

A variety of cocoa-solid content couvertures for coating bars, cookies and finished chocolates, we are able to source full containers of single origin organic cocoa beans by special order.

Sweet Tree Sustainable Sweeteners’ 100% Certified Organic Coconut Palm nectar is nature’s perfect sweetener. Palm sugar is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic sweetener that looks, dissolves, and melts almost exactly like sugar, but it is completely natural and unrefined. It is acquired from the flowers of Indonesian coconut trees by farmers who scale the trees to collect the liquid flower nectar. This nectar is then air-dried to form a crystalline sugar that is brown in color and naturally rich in vitamins and minerals. We are the exclusive distributor of Organic Coconut Palm Sugar and Nectar in Canada.

NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

Coconut palm sugar, unlike other sweeteners, is unrefined and unbleached which allows it to retain all of its original nutrients. Palm sugar is rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Iron and is a natural source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and C. With a glycemic index (GI) of 35, palm sugar is a low glycemic index food and is considered healthier than traditional white and brown sugar. By comparison, most commercial agaves are GI-42, honeys are GI-55 and cane sugars are GI-68.

The major component of organic coconut sugar is sucrose (70-79%) followed by glucose and fructose (3-9% each). This is in contrast to agave syrup which primarily consists of fructose, similar to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS).

SUSTAINABILITY

coconut-palm-sugar2The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the World Bank has reported that coconut palm sweetener is the single most sustainable sweetener in the world!

This is due in part to the fact that tropical palms are an ecologically beneficial tree crop that grows in diverse, wildlife supportive, agro-ecosystems that require very little water to survive and even restore damaged soils. Coconut palms produce an average of 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane and use less than 1/5th the soil nutrients and water for that production.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The production of organic coconut sugar has the single highest potential for providing farmers with a better life while creating a net benefit to their surrounding environment.

FLAVOUR

Coconut palm sugar tastes similar to a light brown sugar, but without the metallic finish that is typical in a cane sugar. It has wonderful notes of light butterscotch and caramel with a round, smooth flavour curve.

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We are the exclusive Canadian distributor of the Ribus line of Organic and natural rice-derived functional ingredients.

Provide solutions for conventional, natural and certified Organic products by improving costs, efficiency and labels. All-natural, non-GMO ingredients add value to your food and personal care products.

Nu-BAKE for bakery applications

Nu-RICE for emulsifying and extrusion processing

Nu-FLAC for flavor carrier and tablets / supplements

Nu-FLOW for anti-caking, spice and flavor carrier

We provide all natural, gluten-free, non-GMO and preservative free mould inhibitors for a “clean label” solution.

RICE-MATE SOLUBLE

croissant

  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • All Natural
  • Preservative Free
  • Clean Label
  • Heat Stable
  • Fully Soluble

BRED-MATE

A dried, cultured wheat flour able to reduce proof time and increase dough tolerance while enhancing natural bread flavour and aroma.

  • Non-GMO
  • All Natural
  • Preservative Free
  • Kosher
  • North American Origin
  • Clean Label
  • Heat Stable
  • Fully Soluble

organic-oilWe offer a complete range of organic and natural oils for your formulation needs. From flavour enhancement to texture and structure development, our oils and shortenings help make your foods more enticing to your consumers.

Our oil experts can also help to develop creative custom solutions to address functional and economic problems and opportunities.

We offer “green-friendly” packaging; our innovative concept that enhances handling issues while reducing waste, freight, and cost.

  • Organic Canola Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Organic Peanut Oil
  • Organic Soy Oil
  • IP Canola Oil
  • Hi-Oleic Sunflower Oil
  • IP Soy Oil Expeller Pressed

With naturally high levels of antioxidants (tocopherols and tocotrienols), Organic Palm Oils and Shortening provide food manufacturers Organic solutions for enhancing the nutritional value of their finished products:

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  • Trans-fat free, not hydrogenated
  • Rich in Vitamin E antioxidant complex (tocotrienols & tocopherols)
  • Processed using only steam and pressure
  • No chemical solvents
  • Balanced fat profile
  • Versatile
  • Neutral flavor
  • Stability against heat and oxidation
  • Vegan
  • Clean label statement

PALM FRUIT TRANS – FAT FREE SHORTENING

Flavor-neutral, with no trans-fatty acids and produced without hydrogenation, Palm Shortening is a versatile ingredient well-suited for organic food processing. Solid at room temperature, it can be used as a creaming agent for various food spreads. Palm Shortening also provides a light flaky texture when used in baked goods including crackers, cookies, biscuits, pie and tart shells and breads. Made from a blend of Palm Fruit Stearin and Palm Olein.
PALM FRUIT EXTRA VIRGIN OIL

Offering a distinctive flavor to foods, Palm Extra Virgin Oil is popular for cooking. It retains the natural orange color of the palm fruit and its natural aroma.

PALM FRUIT OIL RBD

Palm Fruit Oil RBD is flavor neutral and will not compromise taste. Used in frying, baking, cooking, ice-creams, soaps and cosmetics.

PALM OLEIN

Palm Olein’s high temperature stability makes it more reusable and cost-effective than other oils for deep-frying. Perfect for snack foods, potato chips and instant noodles.

PALM FRUIT STEARIN

With a high melting point, Palm Stearin is used in the preventing oil separation in spreads such as margarine and nut butters. It is usable in coatings in the confectioneries. Appropriate for the production of cosmetics.

PALM KERNEL OIL

Versatile, Palm Kernel Oil can be used for coatings in the production of food products or in consumer products including cosmetics.

We are they exclusive partner and supplier of the Nutri-Pea line of Pea Products. The product line includes Pea Protein, Pea Starch, and Pea Fibre. All products are processed in a dedicated gluten-free facility, are certified Non-GMO, while all providing both functionality and nutrition.

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  • High nutritional value
  • Unique functionality
  • Gluten-free
  • GMO-free status
  • Neutral in taste and colour
  • New product opportunities
  • Better labeling possibilities
  • Low GI

Pea Protein

Propulse™ offers customers an easy means of vegetable protein enrichment. Pea proteins are high-quality proteins with digestibility comparable to the best animal proteins. Pea Proteins also have an excellent amino acid profile. Propulse Pea Protein has a minimum protein level of 80% on dry basis.

Pea Fibre

Centara III™ is a natural food-grade vegetable fibre, manufactured from the bran of Canadian golden field peas. The raw materials, Golden Canadian Field peas are not genetically modified – Centara III™ is therefore suitable for a GMO-free label.

Centara IV™ is a natural food-grade vegetable fibre, manufactured from the bran of Canadian Yellow peas. The raw materials, Golden Canadian Field peas are not genetically modified – Centara IV™ is therefore suitable for a GMO-free label.

Centara 5™ is a natural food-grade vegetable fibre, manufactured from the bran of Canadian Yellow peas, offering a superior level of total dietary fibre. Canadian yellow peas are not genetically modified – Centara 5™ is therefore suitable for a GMO-free label.

Pea Starch

Accu-Gel™ is a food-grade, native vegetable starch offering excellent gel strength, white color and bland flavour. Provides unique properties unlike that of wheat, corn and potato starches. Its superior gelling properties allow it to be used at a 20-30% lower usage level offering economic advantage to meat and confectionery industries in particular. It offers good body and mouth feel without altering flavour. This native starch provides food manufacturers with “clean labeling” opportunities.

Peanuts Roasted N2 Ingredients

  • Non-GMO
  • Available Certified Organic or All-Natural
  • Fully integrated peanut processor
  • Product of Argentina

Peanuts (Roasted)

Whole, split, or chopped: cleaned, shelled, electronically sorted, dry-roasted, then visually inspected. Used to provide peanut flavour and crunch in a wide variety of baked goods, confections and ice creams.

  • Golden brown peanuts
  • Roasted flavour and aroma
  • Degree of roast can be varied

Peanut Flour

This product is intended as a flavouring agent to add peanut flavour to candy, nutrtition bars, and drink mixes.

  • Certified Gluten-Free and Kosher
  • Profound roasted notes with few burnt notes
  • Can potentiate peanut flavour in peanut butter

Peanut Oil

The oil has an intense roasted peanut flavour and aroma many times stronger than roasted peanuts.

  • Liquid with an amber brown colour
  • Used for baked goods, confections and flavouring
  • Intensifies peanut flavour

Peanut Butter

Colour, degree of roast, viscosity, mouth-feel, sweetness, saltiness, and grittiness can all be adjusted to meet customer specifications.

  • Ranging in colour from light gold to golden brown
  • Flavour and aroma of roasted peanuts
  • 1 year shelf life

  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Whole Grains
  • Increased Nutrients
  • Improved Taste

We work directly with the sprouter and mill to offer the most nutritious and freshest ingredients available. Sprouting makes grains more easily digestible by breaking down a portion of the starches into simple sugars, removes bitterness, and increases vitamins and minerals present. All listed ingredients are true sprout certified:

Gluten-Free Grains & Flours

Sprouted Flours, grains, and legumes

  • Amaranth
  • Black Beans
  • Blue Corn
  • Brown Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Lentils
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Sorghum
  • Yellow Corn

Grains & Flours

  • Barley
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Kamut
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Wheat

organic-sugarWe are proud to be the exclusive distributer for Wholesome Sweeteners, the only AIB Certified organic sugar producer in the world.

We Offer:

  • Organic granulated, liquid and powdered sugars
  • Organic whole cane sugars (Sucanat®)
  • Organic Turbinado, light brown and dark brown sugars
  • Organic liquid sweetener blends, liquid invert and compound crystallized sugars

See our complete line of Organic Sugar products available:

ORGANIC CRYSTALLIZED SUGARS


Organic Cane Sugar Organic, light dry and free-flowing; made from the first crystallization of cane juice.

Organic Demerara Sugar Golden-colored with large sparkling crystals with a rich aroma; crunchy texture; distinctive flavor

Organic Light Brown Sugar Light colored soft brown sugar; mild molasses flavor; pleasing color & caramel flavors; increased moisture retention

Organic Dark Brown Sugar Dark brown sugar with rich molasses tones and color; increased moisture retention and nutritional values

Organic Powdered Sugar–6x Finely pulverized unrefined sweetener made from the first crystallization of organic cane juice; contains approximately 3% organic cornstarch or tapioca starch to prevent caking.

Organic Powdered Sugar–12X Extremely fine, pulverized unrefined sweetener made the first crystallization of organic cane juice; contains approximately 4% organic cornstarch or tapioca starch to prevent caking.

NATURAL CRYSTALLIZED SUGARS


Cane Sugar From the first crystallization of cane juice; more molasses than conventional sugar; blond color

Natural Turbinado Sugar First crystallization sugar made at the mill from fresh cane juice; large crystals; full sweetness; pale golden color; crunchy texture; free flowing

Raw Cane Demerara Sugar Golden-colored with large sparkling crystals and a rich aroma; sparkling appearance and crunchy texture

POROUS GRANULATED SUGARS – DEHYDRATED CANE JUICE


Natural Sucanat® Natural, free-flowing whole cane brown sugar; dissolves instantly; compressible; blended

Fair Trade Certified Organic Sucanat® Minimally processed whole cane sugar with a distinct molasses flavor; compressible; low moisture

Organic Sucanat® Free flowing whole cane brown sugar; compressible; instantly soluble; blended

ORGANIC LIQUIDS, INVERTS & COMPOUNDS


Organic Cane Sugar Crystal Compound Organic Cane Sugar and Organic Invert

Organic Cane Syrup Medium Invert Easy-to-handle alternative to granulated sugars; liquefied from Organic Cane Sugar; eliminates the need to dissolve granulated sugars; sweet cane flavor; longer shelf life than non-invert liquids

Organic Lite Molasses, Barbados Style Made from certified organic sugar cane; a dark syrup; mild flavor and aroma of premium molasses; unsulfured

Organic Liquid Cane Sugar An easy-to-handle alternative to granulated sugars; saves time and money

Organic Blue Agave Blue Agave nectar; unrefined syrup with a low glycemic index; 25% sweeter than sugar; dissolves quickly; non-crystallizing; no additives.

Organic Blackstrap Molasses (Unpasteurized) Made from organically certified sugar cane; unsulfured; highly nutritious; full flavored

Organic Blackstrap Molasses (Pasteurized) Made near the end of the sugar-making process; flavor and nutrients are concentrated; full-flavored

tapiocaTapioca syrups are clean, neutral-flavored syrups that contribute sweetness and functional attributes in a wide variety of food and beverage applications. They are available in a range of sugar profiles from DE 27 to 95, including varying maltose levels. Depending on the application, tapioca syrups can reveal a rich flavour or be a colour and flavor neutral base for confection and beverage developers. These syrups have high solubility and can provide immediate energy, long term energy as well as a balanced energy release through the distribution of simple and complex carbohydrates. Derived from pure tapioca starch, our syrups are hypoallergenic, non-GMO and certified kosher.

Applications include bars, beverages, confections and frozen desserts.

*Available in organic and conventional versions.

SYRUP APPLICATIONS

Baked Goods Higher DEs for sweetness and humectancy; lower DEs for complex carbohydrates and binding. Beverages Lower DEs for body, mouthfeel, and emulsion stabilization; higher DEs for sweetness . Coatings (bars and cereals) Low to mid DEs for tack-free coating and for reducing fat content. Confectionary Mid DEs, low or high maltose, for tack-free crystallization control, binding, and texture. Corn Syrup Replacement Mid to upper DEs, low or high maltose depending on application. Frozen Products Low DEs for freeze/thaw stability, ice crystal inhibition, and mouthfeel; higher DEs for sweetness and freeze point suppression. Nutritional Bars Low DEs for binding capabilities, texture and complex carbohydrates; high DEs for sweetness and humectancy. Low to mid DEs for unique coating abilities. Semi-solid (puddings, sauces/dressings, pie fillings, etc.) – Lower DEs for body and mouthfeel; higher DEs for sweetness. Table Syrups Higher DEs for sweetness and lower water activity.

ORGANIC DEXTROSE

Dextrose imparts a cool sensation in confection applications and aids browning in baked products. In tabletting, superior compressibility produces tablets with less dust and better integrity for greater consumer appeal. In dry drink mixes dextrose dissolves quickly and produces less dust than commodity or agglomerated dextrose. Applications for dextrose are broad and include confections, baby food, baking, chocolate, ice cream, chewing gum, dairy products, energy gels, jams and preserves, icing mixes, nut butters, meat products, neutraceutical, pharmaceuticals, powdered beverage bases and as a priming sugar for beer.

ORGANIC TAPIOCA MALTODEXTRINS

Maltodextrins are produced from organic tapioca starch by a natural enzymatic process. They are used as a fat replacement in desserts, cheese products, ice cream, baby foods, dressings and sauces. Maltodextrins DE 10 and DE 16 are used as bulking agents, in dry seasonings, and as a flavor carrier in spray dry applications. Benefits include: a neutral flavor, which makes it an excellent flavor release agent; a smooth texture; the ability to gel in cold water; a high water binding capability; and good freeze/thaw stability. The whiteness of the powder and the low application rate of 2% to 10% make it a good substitute for fat, milk, gums, and other stabilizers.

ORGANIC SYRUP SOLIDS

A mid DE product (DE29), syrup solids are commonly used in confections, snacks, syrups, sauces, baked goods, and frozen desserts. Syrup solids are stable in baking applications and are beneficial in frozen applications where freeze/thaw stability is required. Used for bulking solids and adding a moderate sweetness level.

ORGANIC TAPIOCA NATIVE STARCH

The starch is a thickener and stabilizer often used in fruit pies, soups, puddings, breads, sauces, soy, and meat products. It can withstand long cooking times without breaking down. Products made with tapioca do not lose their quality when frozen or reheated because tapioca retains its thickening capabilities throughout these processes. Tapioca becomes clear and gel-like when cooked and dissolves completely when used as a thickener.

ORGANIC TAPIOCA GRANULES

These instant tapioca granules are pre-cooked to speed processing preparation time. Mainly used in creamy puddings, they are also ideal for thickening soups, pie fillings, and gravies in sweet or savory preparations.

ORGANIC TAPIOCA PEARLS

The classic tapioca pearls you grew up with in tapioca pudding are now available certified organic and kosher. The neutral flavor permits a great variety of applications in delicately flavored recipes.

*Ask for Certified Organic / Non-GMO