In response to growing consumer concerns over Genetically Modified Oils, coupled with a continued market emphasis for high quality frying oils offering Zero Trans Fats; the food scientists in the Stratas Research, Development and Innovation Center have created a high performance non-GMO product, Sustain. Specially formulated using a blend of mid-oleic and high-oleic sunflower oil, Sustain meets the triad of key target criteria for oils by: 1) satisfying consumer health concerns, 2) surpassing restaurant performance requirements, and 3) meeting industry sustainability goals. Previous non-GMO options in the market typically suffered from either poor performance in the fryer, flavor concerns or high costs.
“Sustain delivers against all of these needs across the restaurant industry for a non-GMO frying solution,” said David Tillman, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Stratas Foods LLC. “This product not only meets the dual goal of being non-GMO and zero trans-fat; it is a high performing oil with excellent fry life, providing a light and clean flavor profile that lets the true flavor of the food come through. With little to no polymerization, it also offers minimal gumming for easy fryer clean up. All of these performance attributes mean lower oil fry costs per day and high quality finished fried foods to consumers.”
Sustain is just the latest product that addresses consumer and industry health concerns to come from the research benches at Stratas. Other recent successful products include Frymax Canola Supreme made with 100 percent high oleic canola oil to deliver zero grams of trans fat per serving, and its Flex-Palm line of palm shortenings which allow for the zero trans-fat palm oil to function more like partially hydrogenated shortenings.
“The oil industry operates in an environment of ever-changing consumer tastes, environmental and health issues, and regulatory issues or mandates,” said Roger Daniels, Vice President, Research, Development and Innovation for Stratas Foods. “We constantly challenge our scientists in our Research, Development & Innovation Center to not only keep up with current expectations, but they must anticipate future trends and have products ready, sometimes even before the ‘market’ asks for them.”
Please contact Skidmore Sales for samples or additional information on this new product.