A new company providing natural food ingredients to manufacturers has been launched.

Naturis (Slough, Berks) will provide ingredients to enhance the health benefits of products. Among the functional ingredients offered by Naturis are insoluble fibres, probiotics, prebiotics, proteins, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s.

Head of marketing and strategy for Naturis, Markus Smet, says: "I am very excited about the launch of Naturis.

This is a time when people are becoming more concerned about the ingredients that go into their food and manufacturers are responding to that.

Naturis can help manufacturers meet their customers’ expectations and demands for more healthy, natural products."

Naturis is a division of the newly formed ACI Group, which was previously called Allchem International.