• 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 […]

  • Natural Sources of Yellow Colour Extracts

    Are you familiar with the natural sources used to make yellow colour extracts? Caty Meleuc, Colours Technical Specialist – Europe, discusses natural sources for yellow colour extracts and why one might use one of these hues in a food or beverage. Why use a yellow colour extract? How a product looks impacts the consumer’s purchase […]

  • 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 […]

  • Allium Extracts: Culinary Building Blocks

    When cooking at home, I typically use the alliums that I have on-hand when I am throwing a dish together. It’s amazing the dynamic flavor you can build when you have a half-used onion or clove of garlic laying around. Although, when I’m in the lab, it’s much different. I have access to over 130 […]

  • Oxidative Stability of Commodity Oils

    A primary quality concern for frying oil and oil-containing food products is oxidative stability. Unstable oils can rapidly oxidize and lead to undesirable aromas and flavors (cardboard, paint, and fishy notes). Increasing Shelf Life of Commodity Oils A stable oil leads to not only increased shelf-life of the oil itself, but also to the final […]

  • Modulating Your Flavor Experience

    “I would definitely order that again!” “I love that restaurant – every time I eat there I thoroughly enjoy my food.” We have all had a similar flavor experience, but have you ever considered why you loved that dish or restaurant? What makes food “tasty”? Our perception of flavor is a complex combination of both […]

  • Kalsec 2020 Social Responsibility Report

    Kalsec is proud to announce our corporate 2020 social responsibility (CSR) report. 2020 was a revolutionary year for companies worldwide in terms of social justice, workplace safety, and sustainability. A global pandemic impacted businesses everywhere, and Kalsec was not an exception. While the Covid-19 pandemic altered several goals as we shifted focus, it also helped […]

  • Ensuring Supply Chain Quality with Pesticide Residue Analysis

    Often overlooked during the discussion on food integrity is the potential risk of pesticide contamination. While pesticides have an important role to play in protecting and increasing crop yields for an expanding world population, pesticide residue entering the food chain can pose a risk to human and animal health and must be monitored while limiting […]

  • Trend Brief: Organic Food and Beverages

    The global organic market is valued at over 127 billion U.S. dollars, with North America accounting for 40% of the market. Europe accounts for approximately one-third of the global organic market, with Asia growing rapidly also. Organic food and beverage launches are on the rise as consumers increasingly seek products with organic ingredients. According to […]