Resources

  • What is in a Kalsec Sample Jar?

    Kalsec has a wide range of liquid extracts, including oleoresins and essential oils. Both can be requested as samples. Learn more about what is in a Kalsec sample jar: Difference Between Oleoresins and Essential Oils Oleoresins contain pigments, essential or volatile oils, fixed oils, antioxidants, and any pungent compounds that are present in the plant […]

  • Versatility of Authentic Flavor Extracts

    One of the strongest capabilities of Kalsec authentic flavor extracts is the overall flavor of a sauce, which could include a time-consuming cooking technique such as caramelizing or roasting. An example of this is Thai red curry paste. Learn more about the versatility of Kalsec’s flavor extracts with Chef Anna: Showcasing Authentic Flavor Extracts As […]

  • Dry Spice Replacement Using Kalsec Extracts

    Kalsec offers solutions to replace fresh and dehydrated ingredients in formulations which can lead to significant economic advantages, as well as better flavor expression, consistency and stability. Our concentrated liquid extracts are easy to incorporate into a variety of matrices such as sauces, soups, marinades, oils and even dry seasoning blends. Dry Spice Replacement Since […]

  • Food Matrix Matters in Heat Delivery

    When developing spicy food products, understanding how the heat intensity will be perceived by consumers is a complex challenge. Kalsec scientists conduct sensory analysis to understand heat delivery across different applications. The application that you are adding heat to, and the level of fat that is present, both affect the heat expression. When it comes […]

  • Hot Off the Press: Crafting Taste

    In 2019, Kalsec conducted a global study that dug far and wide into how people felt about heat and spice, covering everything from the number of people eating spicy food to the types of exact pepper varietals they prefer. Since then, it became the unofficial guidebook for developing hot new ideas. If you missed it, […]

  • Benefits of Using Garlic Extract

    There are excellent formulation savings opportunities by replacing garlic powder with liquid extracts. Liquid garlic extracts can offer as much as 40 to 80 percent savings over dehydrated powders. Because liquid extracts are more concentrated than powders, they allow for significantly lower usage rates. Kalsec liquid garlic extracts are guaranteed 100% natural and are assured […]

  • Chef’s Take: Chicken Sandwich Wars

    It seems like everywhere one looks, there is a new fried chicken sandwich recipe from a quick service restaurant (QSR). Each of these new product releases have a few components in common – a toasty bun or biscuit, fried chicken, a creamy sauce, and pickles. Where did this trend start? Where is it going? We […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2022

    Kalsec global market research experts are predicting five trends that we expect to guide the global food industry in 2022. It is important and interesting to note that many of these trends are complementary. For example, reductionism can also lead to an increase in interest for homemade hot and spicy foods and healthy hybrids like […]

  • Final Review of Kalsec’s 2021 Food Trend Predictions

    At the beginning of 2021 Kalsec predicted six food industry trends that we expected to grow over the year: functional food and beverages, celebrating culture with cuisine, a force for good, innovations in prepared and takeout meals, specific spices and ingredients 2.0 and classics with a modern twist. A lot has changed throughout the globe […]

  • Alliums – A Foundation for Endless Opportunity

    When you think of an allium, what comes to mind? Near the top of the list may be onion or garlic. Scientists Shane McDonald, PhD and Kathryn Thamann discuss alliums as a foundation for foods and the endless opportunities that they present below. Crafting Taste with Onion and Garlic Onion and garlic provide the foundation […]