Kalsec® Herbalox® XT Rosemary Extract

As consumers show increasing concern over synthetic antioxidants in cereals, Kalsec rosemary extract offers a cleaner label alternative. In a series of tests on extruded cereal, Kalsec Herbalox® XT rosemary extract provided a 79 percent reduction in the formation of hexanal — a typical marker for oxidation in foods — during ambient storage conditions. The reduction in the development of off-flavors, such as rancid, cardboard-like flavor notes, significantly improved the shelf life of the tested cereal.

Maintain Flavor While Providing Oxidative Stability

Natural antioxidants have historically contributed undesirable flavors to food products while providing oxidative stability. Kalsec developed a full range of natural oxidation management solutions to improve stability without compromising taste in flavor-sensitive applications. “Our customers continue to look for cleaner label solutions for their products, without sacrificing quality or performance,” says Jill McKeague, product director, antioxidants.

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About Kalsec

Kalsec is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavor extracts, natural colors, natural antioxidants, and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry. For more than 50 years, Kalsec has consistently delivered high quality, innovative ingredient solutions that make products look better, taste better and last longer. Kalsec is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., with facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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