As consumer preferences begin to change and shift away from chemically sounding ingredients, consumers are looking to purchase and consume foods made with ingredients that come from natural sources. For food manufacturers, this means finding replacements for traditionally used synthetic ingredients. When it comes to finding an alternative, Kemin’s oil-soluble green tea extract for oxidation control is the solution.
GT-FORT is Kemin's line of plant extracts for fats and oils that can be used as an alternative to traditional tocopherols and replacement to conventional synthetic antioxidants such as Tertiary-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ). It is an ideal solution for oils, snack food and bakery products as well as sauces and dressings.
GT-FORT oil-soluble green tea extract significantly delays lipid oxidation, lengthens the shelf life of food, and maintains brand consistency. With GT-FORT, manufacturers can benefit from a consumer friendly option that will not negatively impact sensory attributes, is heat stable and does not precipitate in the oil. GT-FORT combines the benefits of oil solubility with antioxidant properties of traditional green tea extract.
GT-FORT contains catechin esters that have shown to extend shelf life in a variety of food applications by slowing the development of oxidative by-products in fats and oils, emulsions, and other high aqueous foods.
Oil Soluble Green Tea is a plant extract with antioxidant properties that can help oil and food manufacturers achieve extended shelf life of their products and meet consumer demand for friendlier labels. It is highly effective in delaying lipid oxidation in bulk oils and finished foods where rancidity or flavor loss can limit shelf life. This study shows that Oil Soluble Green Tea based product GT-FORT can match the performance of TBHQ in soybean and canola oils as measured by OSI and accelerated shelf life testing. This study will provide formulators with proof of concept data to test GT-FORT for TBHQ replacement in their finished formulations to achieve extended shelf life.