Meat

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • DuraShield™ Food Protection Blends for Plant-Based Alternative Proteins

    DuraShield™ Natural Food Protection Blends combine the power of antioxidants with the safety and security of our antimicrobials in one convenient product. In this webinar, you will learn more about this innovative new alternative for developing safer, longer lasting products, specifically, plant-based alternative meats. Andrew Lee Ph.D., Senior R&D Manager-Food Protection at Kalsec, will walk […]

  • DuraShield™ Antimicrobial Natural Food Protection Blends

    Kalsec is proud to launch a new blend of antimicrobials to naturally protect food, DuraShield Antimicrobial Natural Food Protection Blends. This unique product line harnesses the enhanced synergies of natural antioxidants combined with natural antimicrobials to improve both shelf life and food safety in a variety of applications, including meat and poultry, deli salads, dips, […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2021

    With many aspects of 2021 tentative – travel, consumption preferences, health and wealth – predicting food trends for 2021 is challenging. Covid-19 restrictions are still affecting how people consume food, purchase groceries, eat at restaurants and interact with quick-service restaurants in 2021. Kalsec global market research experts are predicting six trends that we expect to […]

  • Extend the Shelf Life of Meat and Poultry…Naturally

    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 […]