• Case Study: Stabilizing Nuts Against Rancidity

    Nuts face a wide range of oxidation challenges, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Their high fat and fatty acid compositions can make them susceptible to rancidity in a very short period of time. Storage and packaging can also have an impact because of exposure to air and light. These challenges brought us a customer who was […]

  • Stabilization of Fish Oil with Naturally Sourced Antioxidants

    Omega-3 fatty acids, especially long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) from fish oil, have gained much attention during the last decade. The global fish oil market size is expected to reach 4.08 billion USD by 2022, owing to an increase in aquaculture activities and consumer awareness regarding health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.1 From a […]

  • Case Study: Roasted Garlic Flavor for Croutons

    Product line extensions remain a sound strategy for bringing new customers to your brand while maintaining existing customers. A lot of work goes into brainstorming new flavors, and sometimes an idea can be hard to create. There is a bonus opportunity of product line extensions: to examine how you might create efficiencies when innovating within […]

  • Extend the Shelf Life of Meat and Poultry‚ĶNaturally

    Microbial spoilage in minimally processed meat products is a serious concern during storage and distribution. Temperature variations, extended distances of distribution and various other environmental factors can foster rancid flavors, discoloration and the growth of spoilage organisms in meat products. Chemical-sounding oxidation inhibitors and antimicrobials may help extend shelf life but are not popular choices […]

  • Acerola Extract for Meat Protection

    Acerola has been increasingly used in food products as a clean label ingredient to provide nutrition as well as functionality. From 2017 to 2019, over two hundred new products were launched globally that use acerola extract in their formulation, among which, meat products are a major application (Mintel, 2020). The acerola (Malpighia emarginata D.C.) tree […]

  • Rosemary Extract Origins

    Kalsec has been a pioneer in extracting rosemary for its naturally occurring flavor and powerful antioxidant components for over three decades. As farmers, we know that crops can change drastically in the blink of an eye. That is why not only do we grow our own vertically-integrated rosemary in Texas for our rosemary extract, but […]

  • Trend Brief: Pick Your Protein

    Both animal- and plant-based proteins have earned loyal followers, and these groups have strong opinions about protein choices. The reasoning for protein choice is often personal, and studies have found links to curiosity, taste, environmental and health concerns as motivators. Do you prefer a choice cut of steak, or are you looking for ways to […]

  • Naturally Sourced Label Preferences

    Kalsec tracks consumer label preferences as they relate to the macro trend for clean label. In 2017, Kalsec conducted U.S.-based research to better understand consumer opinions about perceived differences between ingredients on labels.1 We found that naturally sourced ingredients are increasing in popularity when compared to more chemically derived ingredients. Given the increase in expectation […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2020

    Kalsec 2020 Food Trend Predictions The trend experts at Kalsec carefully reviewed 20 of the top food trend prediction lists below and analyzed research to predict five trends that we expect to see in 2020. From connecting with consumers to authentic global flavors – we expect 2020 to be a year of innovation and meaningfulness, […]

  • White Paper: Stabilizing Nuts and Seeds – Clean Label Solutions

    Improve Oxidative Stability of Nuts and Seeds How can you address malodors in nuts and seeds to prevent oxidative rancidity? Stabilizing nuts is challenging due to their high fat content, as well as their high percentage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). These high-fat properties accelerate the oxidation of nuts and nut-containing foods, leading to rancid […]