Functioning of Antioxidants

Consumers Select based on Colour

It is widely accepted that consumers select a food product with their eyes, so products need to look fresh and tasty.

Oxidation is the Enemy

Oxidation, a chain reaction that occurs in the presence of oxygen, is responsible for the deterioration of food products, including off-flavours and off-odours. This process is affected by processing, packaging and storing techniques, as well as product ingredients.

Lipid oxidation chart

What are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are molecules that:

  • Significantly delay or prevent oxidation
  • Help maintain fresh appearance and colour
  • Extend shelf life

How Do They Work?

Antioxidants delay the onset of oxidation by donating hydrogen atoms to quench free radicals, forming a stable antioxidant radical that is unable to participate in propagation reactions, slowing down oxidation.

Antioxidant Mode of Action

Chain reaction of antioxidants

Antioxidant Experts

At Kemin, our experienced technical team uses their extensive know-how to develop solutions that positively impact shelf life. We understand the synergies between ingredients and the most effective way to delay oxidation in each specific food matrix. We offer single ingredients and highly effective blends to help solve your colour and flavour issues, so you can keep your product fresh for a longer period of time.

Our Solutions

For a variety of food products such as meat, poultry and fish, sauces, oils, snack foods, cereals and many others.

Kemin offers diferent antioxidants

 

Synthetic Antioxidants

-Efficacious

-Cost-effective

-Easy to use

 

Antioxidants delay the onset of oxidation Tocopherols

-Efficacious

-Easy to use

-Label friendly

 

Rosemary extract is used in Kemin products Rosemary Extract

-Widely accepted

-Clean label

-Oil & water soluble

 

Green tea extract is used as antioxidant Green Tea Extract

-Balanced flavour profile

-Clean label

-Oil & water soluble

 

 

Acelora cherry extract is a base for antioxidants Acerola Extract 

-Cure accelerator

-Clean label

-Gluten improver

-Natural oxygen scavenger

 

In Kemin we use several natural plants extracts

Plant Extract Blends 

Using a blend of plant extracts can offer increased protection by capitalising on the specific features of each plant in order to maximise flavour and colour protection. Kemin has a number of plant extract blends to meet various shelf life and labeling requirements. 

 

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