Resources

  • Case Study: Heat Delivery in Salsa

    Understanding Heat Delivery Differences A US salsa manufacturer was seeking help to ensure that their products labeled ‘mild,’ ‘medium’ and ‘hot’ were representative of the targeted pungency intensity ranges in their established markets. The manufacturer realized that they did not have the resources to conduct this research. They sent samples of their salsa base and […]

  • HeatSync Heat Index

    Mainstream Heat With the help of Innova Market Insights, Kalsec has tracked a steady growth in global new product introductions with hot and spicy flavors and ingredients through our HeatSync® heat index for 11 years. As leaders in heat management and capsicum extracts, we invest in maintaining the most up-to-date knowledge on hot and spicy […]

  • Case Study: Color Stability in Cheese Slices

    Achieving the Correct Hue A producer of processed dairy products, including cheese, was attempting to match color with a natural option in cheese slices for a quick service restaurant (QSR). They needed to achieve the QSR’s base color in order to win the business, while using beta carotene as the natural source. The producer met […]

  • Pickling and Fermenting

    Food Preservation As the notion of reducing food waste gains momentum among consumers, the importance of food preservation is taking the spotlight. This is in line with the macro trend for clean label. “Consumers are increasingly demanding the use of naturally derived preservatives in foods as concerns over the safety of chemical additives has arisen […]

  • Differences Between Black and White Pepper

    Black Pepper vs. White Pepper Although very different in appearance, black and white pepper are obtained from the same botanical source. They are the fruit or berries of Piper nigrum L., a perennial climbing vine that is widely cultivated for its long slender spikes of small fruit. They are harvested at different stages of maturity […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2019

    Flavor Trends That are Here to Stay What is the next kale? Are consumers done with sriracha? What is chocho? Do you ever find yourself anxiety baking? Kalsec compiled a list of top food trends from expert sources in the food industry. In doing this, we developed our own predictions for 2019. We encourage you […]

  • The Journey to a Flavor Revolution

    The Spice Route There are many versions of the spice route written in history, as there were several different routes based on location. One story states that the spice route originated in India and made its way through Arabia, North Africa, Egypt and western Europe.1 Trade in spices began in ancient times and was significant […]

  • Trade Show Events 2019

    Visit Kalsec at the following trade shows in 2019:   Event Location Dates CFIA Rennes, France March 12-14, 2019 Food Ingredients China Shanghai, China March 18-20, 2019 Craft Brewers Conference Denver, Colorado April 8-11, 2019 Association of Dressings and Sauces Technical Meeting Louisville, Kentucky April 28-30, 2019 Petfood Forum Kansas City, Missouri April 29 – May […]

  • November 2018 Trend Brief: Limited-Time Offerings

    Get Them While They Are Hot: LTOs LTOs (limited-time offerings) are a popular source of revenue this time of year. Around the globe consumers are celebrating holidays that mean something to them, and will associate this celebration with new (or prominent) flavors each year. These articles highlight popular limited-time offerings that correspond with the holidays […]

  • October 2018 Trend Brief: Craft Beer

    Trends in Craft Beer Things are getting hoppy. The craft beer scene is seeing an increase in growth and diversification across the global IPA segment. Sour beers are continuing to make a splash and lighter styles of beer like lagers, wheat and blond ales are making a comeback. An interesting trend that we are following […]