Delft, NL, 24 Nov 2017 16:45 CET
DSM will present its innovative taste modulator ModuMax™ at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe. Developed to answer consumer demand for healthier foods that don’t compromise on taste, ModuMax™ is the first taste modulator of its kind that is natural, allergen-free, clean label, and can be used in a wide variety of applications from savory soups and sauces to sweet beverages and desserts.
As the trend toward healthier eating grows, so does consumer awareness for natural food ingredients along with the demand for clean label products that are delicious. Balancing taste is essential when reducing sodium, fat, or sugar, or when adding ingredients with strong off-notes like protein or sweeteners. ModuMax™ works on multiple levels to improve and balance taste. The innovative product rebuilds mouthfeel and helps to restore the preferred taste profile in the applications where taste is a challenge. For example, in sugar-reduced soy milk, ModuMax™ improves the creamy mouthfeel of the beverage while reducing the bitterness and astringency of sweeteners and also masking the ‘beany’ flavor.
“ModuMax™ is truly a one-of-a-kind solution. It gives food manufacturers a way to balance taste in healthier products, and do it with a clean label,” says Frank Meijer, Product Application Expert at DSM. “This makes it an excellent addition to the formulator’s toolbox to deliver products that are better for you and taste great.”
ModuMax™ can be labeled as natural flavor according to EU and US regulation, is a clean-label ingredient and certified allergen-free, non-GMO, vegan and vegetarian, kosher and halal. It is preservative-free and beneficial for use in “food-minus” products that are lower in sugar, salt and fat, covering segments such as bouillons and soups, hot and cold sauces, sports protein drinks and meal replacement shakes, alternative plant-based milks, yogurts and desserts, as well as beverages with sweeteners.
Visitors to FiE can taste ModuMax™ at the DSM stand in three applications: sugar-reduced soy milk, fat-free chicken bouillon, and sugar-free ice tea.
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