Our History

Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1958, the “Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company” (Kalsec®) began as a producer and marketer of natural herbs and spices for food manufacturers. Over the last 50 years the family-owned company has expanded its focus, becoming experts not only in spice and herb extraction, but pioneering breakthrough products and processes in antioxidant management and color stabilization. The introduction of innovative products such as Herbalox® Rosemary Extract and Durabrite® high stability colors are just two examples of Kalsec® developments which have had a major impact in these industries.

Today, Kalsec® is an international leader in the development of spice and herb extracts, natural flavors, colors and antioxidants, modified hop extracts, dry products and nutritional ingredients for the manufactured food, beverage, nutritional and pharmaceutical markets.