These specialties allow, for example, the elimination of certain additives in sour or fermented milk products as well as contributing to the fortification of calcium-containing beverages for bone growth. They are useful for the development of new products from natural sources with special properties. Dairy products, ice cream, cheeses, chocolates and confectionery, bakery products, meat products, dietetic products and functional drinks benefit from these ingredients. Their importance as ingredients is expected to develop significantly over the next few years. Some of those ingredients are also available in organic quality.