In today’s world, demand for clean label continues to rise. Consumers expect the food they purchase to be “free-from” synthetic ingredients. The challenge for manufacturers is meeting that consumer expectation, while maintaining the shelf-life of their products. That’s where NaturFORT can help.
The NaturFORT line consists of unique plant extract blends that meet consumer demand for clean labels, while protecting product shelf life. The product line consists of numerous blends of plant extracts such as rosemary, green tea, spearmint and/or acerola providing optimal color and flavor protection to your product.
Kemin plant-derived extract blends provide optimized oxidation protection without negative sensory impact. Our blends contain two or more of the following extracts:
Our NaturFORT line helps increase flavor stability. Over the course of its shelf life, dressings and mayonnaise develop metallic, cardboardy, oily and painty off-flavor as the product oxidizes. Traditionally, companies have used synthetics such as EDTA to combat the development of these off flavors. NaturFORT serves as an alternative solution to EDTA and other synthetic antioxidants.
Natural plant extract blends were mixed into a seasoning blend that was used to treat pre- and post-rigor sausage patties. The objective was to investigate the degradation of the active compounds in the natural plant extracts during storage in seasoning blends and whether the storage of natural plant extracts in seasoning blend affected the color stability of pre- and post-rigor sausage.
As manufacturers try to meet consumer demand for clean label ingredients, they are reformulating their sauces and dressings to remove EDTA. In this study, plant extract blends were compared to EDTA in a mayonnaise application. NaturFORT RS, a combination of rosemary extract and spearmint extract, was found to be a viable alternative to EDTA.