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  • 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 […]

  • Chef’s Take: Chicken Sandwich Wars

    It seems like everywhere one looks, there is a new fried chicken sandwich recipe from a quick service restaurant (QSR). Each of these new product releases have a few components in common – a toasty bun or biscuit, fried chicken, a creamy sauce, and pickles. Where did this trend start? Where is it going? We […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • eBook: Spicy Perceptions

    Hot and Spicy Food Trends and Industry Insights What is the perception of heat levels in spicy foods? How do these perceptions vary across the globe? Which food applications are ready for spicy innovations? As the leaders in capsicum and pepper extracts, Kalsec conducted new and original consumer, analytical and sensory research to provide food […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]