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Ingredient Round Up: October 2020

Oct. 14, 2020
Our editors selected the following food and beverage ingredient products to feature in our October 2020 issue of Food Processing. See which products they chose.

Black garlic sea salt

Fusion Black Garlic Sea Salt has won the gold award in the Seasonings & Spices category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s 2020 Sofi Awards. The aromatic and flavorful product combines black garlic with all-natural sea salt. With deep, sweet notes reminiscent of balsamic vinegar, this umami-packed salt can be used with any food, from deviled eggs to roasted vegetables to steak. To craft the salt, the company developed a proprietary fusion process that bonds real ingredients to each sea salt crystal. This results in a sea salt in which every grain has a punch of flavor without the use of additives, chemicals or artificial ingredients. SaltWorks 

Sausage for breakfast products

All-Natural Cooked Spicy Breakfast Sausage w/Crushed Red Pepper & Sage (#43388) makes it easy for processors to add flavorful proteins to breakfast applications with convenient, fully cooked meats. The product is minimally processed with no artificial ingredients – just pork, salt, sugar, spices and natural flavoring. It's individually quick frozen to internal temperature of at least 0 degrees F after cooking, resulting in a free-flowing condition. Contains no allergens, and is formulated with no gluten-containing ingredients. It can be made to order. Hormel Ingredient Solutions 

PFBc coffee crystals

The Palm Fruit Bioactive complex (PFBc) ingredient has been formulated into functional coffee crystals, which may offer cognitive, cardiovascular and sports nutrition support while enhancing and smoothing the flavor of coffee. The freeze-dried crystals contain 5% PFBc, providing rich antioxidants, water-soluble polyphenols and shikimic acid. The ingredient smooths mouthfeel by minimizing astringency and bitter notes and increasing richness and boldness. The formulation requires no shaking or add-ins. Additional ingredients and flavors can be added without altering the appearance. The crystals are suitable for glass bottle packaging, single servings, stick packs, box, bags and sachets, as well as mixed into roasted and ground coffee and liquid. Phenolaeis

Defens against E.coli

DefenStat claims to be the first and only clean-label ingredient for raw meat and poultry that protects against the three systemic failures leading to E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks. It inhibits pathogen proliferation, reduces cross-contamination risks and enhances pathogen susceptibility to heat. Even with careful handling and storage, mistakes can be made in food preparation, presenting multiple opportunities for cross-contamination. Using DefenStat in uncooked meat and poultry during the processing phase delivers an extra layer of defense, should proper safeguards not be adhered to further down the product cycle. The ingredients in this proprietary blend are "safe and suitable" and GRAS and do not affect finished product color, texture, flavor or overall quality. The easy-to-use liquid can be applied directly to ground products and to whole muscle meats by marination. Newly Weds Foods 

Clean label fazenda flours

Fazenda functional flours are derived from different crops. Harnessing natural functionality from crops such as tapioca, wheat, rye and spelt, the flours enhance a natural feel to bakery applications. In bread, cakes and muffins, the product provides softness, volume and moisture retention, while in batters and coatings, the range provides adhesion and viscosity. All the range is clean label, non-GM and plant-based, with wholemeal and organic options available. Ulrick & Short 

Tomato extract for prostate discomfort

Lycocomfort is made with a standardized tomato extract and natural phytosterols that have been shown to have a positive effect on symptoms associated with prostate discomfort. In addition to promoting better sleep, the company says the extract can ease the anxiety caused by urinary concerns during everyday life, helping men achieve a feeling of calm. It creates a naturally occurring synergy through lycopene, phytoene, phytofluene, beta-carotene and vitamin E. It also is enriched with natural phytosterols associated with the relief of the urinary symptoms and urinary flow problems caused by an enlarged prostate gland. Lycored

Antimicrobial for meat and poultry products

BactoCease is a food safety ingredient for protein applications. The liquid-based antimicrobial is designed to protect ready-to-eat meat and poultry products from Listeria monocytogenes. Features of the easy-to-use propionic acid-based solution include extended product shelf life; lower application rates, which reduces sodium contribution; and multiple packaging sizes. Kemin Industries

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