Biorigin presented clean label solutions at FIE
At FiE, Biorigin presented natural ingredients based on fermentation for many of today’s label and formulation challenges including salt and sugar reduction, vegan and vegetarian recipes, and clean label initiatives such as Natural, Non-GMO, Healthy and Sustainable.
“Current market trends shows that consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what they eat and drink. They check labels, want to know about the food and beverages companies reputation and about their sustainable initiatives,” said Renata Calonego, Biorigin global strategic marketing manager.
“At the same time, consumers are willing to moving out their comfort zones to explore bolder flavours and multisensory food experiences. They are seeking pleasant food and beverage experiences without giving up taste, texture and quality.”
The company promoted different flavour experiences, including a Black Bean Soup with 40% sodium reduction.
“We used a yeast extract of our Bionis line and a natural flavour of our Bioenhance line to improve overall taste. The products acts in synergy, increasing salt perception and Umami flavour, allowing sodium to be reduced by 40% and to deliver a healthy and clean label label to the soup recipe”, said Maria Helena Manhão Branco, global technical food application specialist.
Biorigin also presented plant based recipes, with a hazelnut beverage and sweet potato chips made with Bioenhance SFE 201.
Sugar reduction was another theme of the company’s FiE showcase.
A natural flavour of Bioenhance line was used with a yeast extract from the Bionis line to balance overall taste and improve mouthfeel of a coffee latte recipe, reducing the sugar by 25%. A ketchup recipe made with Bioenhance SFE 201 resulted in a 40% reduction in sugar content. The product compensates the sugar reduction by balancing the overall taste, improving mouthfeel and Umami taste.
Claudia Crepaldi, global food business manager said: “Bioenhance line of natural flavours is a versatile solution which could also be used in synergy with other taste builders. Produced by a natural fermentation process, it has a clean savoury flavour profile and provides creamy, mouth-watering and full mouthfeel. It enriches and rounds flavour while maintaining integrity of original or desired flavour profile being suitable for a wide range of application including vegan and vegetarian, reduced in sodium and sugar. More than flavour, Bioenhance adds a pinch of health, natural and clean label appeal.”