Frying food has been a popular way of cooking around the world for ages. The oil for deep frying causes a pleasant change of flavor, texture and colour, and it’s a speedy cooking method. Moreover, there is a trend towards healthier vegetables oils, which have a shorter frying life.
However, frying is a complicated, multi-factor process where the frying oil undergoes a complex series of oxidation reactions. This affects both the quality of fried food and the deep-frying medium. Frying oil oxidation results in an increased foaming.
FORTI-FRY is a natural antioxidant consisting of tocopherol rich extract and specialty oils that significantly extends the life of frying oil. It prevents the formation of undesirable compounds and off-flavours. Furthermore, FORTI-FRY ensures foaming reduction and provides an optimal heat transfer which results in even browning of the food from the first batch onward.
FORTI-FRY provides the frying industry with a proprietary, heat stable solution that withstands high-temperature processing. The natural antioxidant ensures that the quality and nutritional value of the frying oil and the fried products is maintained, as expected by the consumer.
How can I review the quality of my frying oil? There is no direct correlation with the colour change and the deterioration of fat. Oil can turn dark quickly, while still having a good oxidative status. On the other hand, chemical parameters such as the concentration of total polar compounds (TPC) and dimerised and polymerised triglycerides (DPTG) are widely accepted parameters to decide whether the used oil should be replaced. So it’s not just about the colour degradation of the oil.
FORTI-FRY outperforms single antioxidants in rapeseed oil.
FORTI-FRY Increases the frying life of a fish oil and vegetable oil blend for use in a potato chips frying process.