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Ingredient Round Up: May 2023

May 10, 2023
Our editors selected the following ingredients to feature in our May 2023 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

Egg whites without breaking eggs

Precision fermentation has helped create an animal-free egg white protein called Bioalbumen. It has a 90% lower carbon footprint compared to traditional egg production, with 10 times better yields, a 20% lower production cost and provides the same nutrition and functionality of traditional egg whites. 2.2 lbs. (1kg) of Bioalbumen produces the egg white equivalency of 277 eggs. A proprietary production platform (pictured above) produces this protein based on the microorganism Trichoderma reesei. Precision fermentation and Trichoderma reesei technology are well-known, safe and recognized production methods. Bioalbumen provides the nutritional and functional upsides of egg white without the environmental, ethical, safety-related and supply concerns. Onego Bio

Honey is a natural

From the flower, to the beehive, to consumers, honey is an all-natural sweetener that consumers value and trust. It’s also a natural source of a wide array of nutrients, including trace amounts of seven vitamins, 11 minerals, five antioxidants and 17 amino acids. A familiar flavor that everyone loves. National Honey Board

Benefits of L-theanine

Derived from the leaves of green tea, L-theanine is an amino acid associated with multiple health benefits, from improved focus and sleep to decreased blood pressure and promoted relaxation. Natural L-theanine is a suitable ingredient solution for a wide range of health and wellness applications including beverages, foods, supplements, nutraceuticals, and more. Benefits backed by clinical studies include: alpha wave production, relaxation, sleep quality, learning ability, cognition and immunity. Florida Food Products

Plant based egg replacer mimics egg whites for meringue

Ovaprox14 is a clean-label, plant-based egg replacer for various sweet bakery applications. This product has been specifically designed to behave similar to egg white in a meringue. It aerates when whisked to create a stable foam, thus providing a good internal structure and crisp texture similar to conventional egg-based meringue recipes. In other sweet baked goods, such as muffins and sponges, it provides not just the volume rise within the product, but also a consistent crumb structure. Ulrick & Short

Vegan plant protein blends

A partnership with EverGrain results in the supplier’s new EverPro, a first-of-its-kind barley protein that dissolves almost instantly into beverages and has a PDCAAS of 1.0. This product upcycles brewers’ spent grains, delivering solubility as well as taste and texture in protein fortified nutritional beverages. It’s part of the supplier’s recently launched SolvPro vegan plant protein blends that deliver targeted nutritional and functional properties for a wide range of end-use applications. Osage Food Products

Plant based beef resembles chopped and cooked beef

Imagic plant-based beef products are a ready-to-eat textured vegetable protein made from soy flour which has been formulated to resemble chopped and cooked beef in flavor, aroma, texture and color. The unique structure of this product enables it to hydrate and retain moisture in rigorous processing and cooking environments. Suitable for a wide range of applications and food systems, such as sandwiches, soups, sauces and prepared meals, this product is vegan, shelf-stable and cost-effective. It is available in bits, chips and strips. Kansas Protein Foods

Butter alternative captures flavor and texture

Non-Dairy 32X is a butter and cream alternative that offers the same great taste and texture of butter without the risk of exposure to dairy allergens. This shelf-stable, water-soluble ingredient incorporates sunflower oil in combination with other natural flavors to mimic the characteristics found in dairy fat to deliver medium-strong salted butter middle notes with buttery and savory base notes for maximum flavor impact. Butter Buds Inc.

Natural candied lemon flavor

Natural candied lemon flavor adds zest to a number of formulations. The liquid flavor is indispensable in Mediterranean cooking and brings zesty sweetness to savory applications, such as sauces, broths and cheeses. Its organoleptic profile is characterized by floral, lemongrass and candied lemon notes. Aromatech

Boost the protein and calcium

Lacprodan MicelPure is a micellar casein isolate produced using gentle membrane filtration technology. As well as allowing on-pack nutrition claims, its benefits include a mild milky taste and low viscosity throughout a product’s shelf life. During production, it offers outstanding heat stability, unlocking a range of processing, packaging and flavor options. Arla Foods Ingredients

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