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The best ingredients to use for Sports Nutrition

Did you know that we provide Colours, Top note flavours, Extracts and FPS for Sports nutrition?

Yes, we do! If you’re looking to attract all the athletes and healthy lifestylers on your side check our top ingredients to win them over!


Years of experience in the natural colours sector, combined with a development team curious to explore how the stability and performance can be enhanced, mean that Plant-ex has a knowledge base that is unrivalled in the industry.

The creation of micro-milled pastes, beverage stable emulsions, and bespoke spray-dried powders are some of the specialised products that the team has created.

Colouring foodstuffs also comprise a large proportion of the portfolio supplied by Plant-Ex, meaning that the colours division are ready to offer a complete selection of options to customers regardless of the application.

With our professional team holding years of experience and knowledge about the sports nutrition industry, we present you two different categories of colours:

• Clean label powdered colours for Sports Nutrition

• Natural Powdered colours for Sports Nutrition

These portfolios can be requested by a simple email to

If the colour you are looking for isn’t there, get in touch and our technical team will either find a match or develop a new colour depending on your need.

Clean Label Liquid Colours for Sports Nutrition:

  • Shade Strawberry Red:
    Blend of plant and vegetable extracts: Safflower and Sweet Potato
  • Ruby Red Liquid:
    Black Carrot and Blackcurrant Concentrate
  • Black Carrot Extract:
    Black Carrot Concentrate
  • Radish Extract
  • Sweet Potato Extract:
    Purple Sweet Potato concentrate
  • Red Cabbage Extract
  • Violet Anthocyanin:
    Black Carrot and Spirulina concentrates
  • Red Beet Extract
  • Violet Blend:
    Spirulina and Red beet
  • Safflower Extract:
    Plant based extract: Safflower
  • Orange Blend:
    Radish and Safflower
  • Spirulina Extract CS
  • Kiwi Green:
    Safflower and Spirulina
  • Leaf Green:
    Safflower and Spirulina
  • Burnt/Caramelised Sugar Syrup
  • Malt Extract

Clean label powdered colours for Sports Nutrition:

  • Burnt/Caramelised Sugar Syrup
  • Malt Extract
  • Postbox Red Powder:
    Blend of plant and vegetable extracts: Safflower and Red Beet
  • Red Beet Powder:
    Vegetable extract: Red Beet
  • Black Carrot Extract
  • Sweet Potato Extract Powder:
    Purple Sweet Potato
  • Natural Purple Blend:
    Spirulina and Red beet
  • Safflower Extract
  • Orange Blend:
    Purple Carrot and Safflower
  • Mint Green:
    Spirulina, Safflower and Burnt Sugar
  • Spirulina Blue
  • Natural Green Blend:
    Safflower and Spirulina
  • Carbon Black Powder
    E153 Vegetable Carbon

Natural Powdered colours for Sports Nutrition:

  • Red Velvet Colour:
    E120 Carmine, E160c Paprika, E150a Plain Caramel
  • Postbox Red Powder:
    Blend of plant and vegetable extracts: Safflower and Red Beet
  • Red Beet Powder
  • Sweet Potato Powder:
    Purple Sweet Potato
  • Grapeskin Extract Powder:
    E163 Grapeskin Extract Powder
  • Annatto Extract Powder:
    E160b (ii) Annatto Norbixin
  • Beta Carotene Powder:
    E160a (i) Beta Carotene
  • Natural Beta Carotene Powder:
    E160a (iii) Natural Beta Carotene
  • Curcumin Extract Powder:
    E100 Curcumin Extract Powder
  • Paprika Extract Powder:
    E160c Paprika 20,000 CU
  • Spirulina Blue
  • Copper Chlorophyllin Powder:
    E141 (ii) Copper Chlorophyllin
  • Carbon Black Powder:
    E153 Vegetable Carbon
  • Caramel :
    E150c Caramel
  • Burnt Sugar Powder
    E150a Plain Caramel

More colours are available upon request.

To get the specs of one of these colours, email us at


A Library of thousands of EU approved flavour Chemicals, and natural extracts mean that our team of flavourists have created a vast database of formulations to match all types of profile and application. GCMS technology, combined with years of experience, means that the flavour development laboratory can manage new creation briefs as well as competitor matching.

Plant-Ex has all of its production in-house, including spray drying. This means that total control can be maintained both during the design of a flavour and also production from small to large batches. The flavours divisions are a growing part of Plant-Ex, building upon quality, flexibility, and creative flair.

In the sports nutrition industry, colours are not our only area of expertise. Flavours, Extracts, and FPS are also at the top.

Over the years, our flavourist team has prepared a distinguished and diverse portfolio for the sports nutrition industry to meet and exceed our customer needs.

To get the portfolio, please email us at Or if you are accessing this file through the partners’ folder, you will also find the file there.

An essential part of our work is to create what hasn’t been created or to match a flavour our customers want. If you didn’t find the flavour you are looking for, our team will take care of it.

Our top picks for Sports Nutrition flavours are the following:

  • Apple flavour
  • Banana flavour
  • Brown sugar flavour
  • Blueberry flavour
  • Caramel flavour
  • Cookie dough flavour
  • Cola flavour powder
  • Cotton candy flavour
  • Chocolate (dark) flavour
  • Chocolate (milky) flavour
  • Chocolate flavour
  • Creamy coconut flavour
  • Cherry flavour
  • Cheesecake flavour
  • Kiwi flavour
  • Lemonade flavour
  • Lemon flavour
  • Lime flavour
  • Mango flavour
  • Orange flavour
  • Peach flavour
  • Pear flavour
  • Raspberry flavour
  • Strawberry flavour
  • Super vanilla flavour
  • Tropical flavour
  • Pineapple flavour powder
  • Vanilla flavour
  • Vanilla cream (ice cream) flavour
  • Mojito flavour
  • Watermelon flavour
  • White chocolate flavour powder

More flavours are available upon request.

If the flavour you are looking for isn’t there, get in touch and our technical team at will either find a match or develop a new colour depending on your need.


The focus on appearance and organoleptic profiles of the colours and flavours divisions led to creating a natural extracts division, delivering taste solutions from the named source in a variety of formats depending on the customer’s application.

Creating powders out of liquid raw materials such as juices or honey for inclusion into dry applications has become a mainstay of this division, resulting in significant investment into dedicated spray drying towers.

Conversely, creating water-dispersible emulsions or pastes from oil extracts has also demonstrated that the technology within the company has limitless potential to make the end-product that the customer needs.

Finally, some ingredients such as essential oils and oleoresins wherein the value delivered by Plant-Ex are in a quality controlled and convenient pack sizes, all of which make up a parcel of extracts that provide taste according to our customer’s requirements.

Let us recommend you the most suitable extract for your sports nutrition product at


The Plant-Ex Food Protection Systems (FPS) department is dedicated to developing clean label natural antioxidants and preservatives.

Like our customers, food safety and quality are at the forefront of everything we do. Protecting reputations as well as products is something we at Plant-Ex pride ourselves on.

Consumer demands for fresher, longer-lasting, safe foods that use familiar clean label ingredients are increasingly growing. This has caused a reduction in the need for chemical additives, paving the way

for natural clean label solutions that fight oxidation and spoilage organisms.

FPS products target oxidation and spoilage organisms using natural, clean label ingredients.

Make the first step into making you product safer and longer lasting by email us at

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