Tree Top introduces Pumpkin Flake Powder in Fruit Ingredient Lineup

Tree Top is now offering Pumpkin flake powder – made from pumpkins that have been puréed, finished, drum-dried, and milled to the proper screen specifications for many.

“Pumpkin is a natural fit with our other wholesome fruit ingredients,” says Jeannie Swedberg, director of customer development and marketing, Tree Top. “We’re seeing growing demand for plant-based ingredients with functional benefits. Pumpkin is not only sweet and delicious but also packed with an impressive array of phytonutrients and antioxidants that are associated with wellness benefits, such as immune and digestive health. Rather than just a seasonal ingredient, we see pumpkin becoming valued and used as a year-round super fruit.”

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Naturally enhances flavor and color
  • Low calorie, low fat, nutrient-dense
  • Replacement for wet pumpkin puree
  • May be used as healthy alternative to flour and sugar
  • GMO-free, gluten-free, plant-based, kosher
  • Easy to reconstitute, just add water; allows viscosity to be controlled
  • Easily blended into dough matrix or filling
  • Shelf-stable, long-lasting in ambient temperatures
  • Finished products can be labeled “made with real fruit”
  • May be labeled as pumpkin powder or dried pumpkin on ingredient statement
  • Low-cost transportation and storage
  • Versatile; useful in numerous applications

H&W Ingredients, a Skidmore Sales Subsidiary, proudly handles Tree Top Ingredients.  To get samples and find out more details about the new ingredient, click here.

Saltwell Releases Sodium Reduction in Processed Meats Case Study

It’s no secret that processed meats typically contain high levels of sodium.  It is added for many reasons: as a preservative, a stabilizer, and of course, the taste!  But, as consumers are seeking to reduce sodium in their diets, the food industry is challenged to look for ways to answer the demand.  Saltwell recently released “A New Age of Healthier Processed Meats,” a case study that looks at many ways to reduce sodium in processed meats, and how their product compares.

According to Saltwell, while meat alternatives are growing in popularity, experts continue to predict a 14% increase in global meat production by 2030, and poultry production is set to rise by 17%.  Consumers still want their meats – just with healthier options.

For the study, Saltwell tested several different types of meat with traditional PDV salt, Saltwell, and a mixture of PDV salt and Potassium Chloride.   Follow this link to read Saltwell’s blog and to download the results.

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Ohly® Introduces New SAV-R-MEAT PBD

Ohly has introduced a new chicken flavor that offers many benefits for vegan food manufacturers.

Inspired by traditional cooking methods, Ohly has harnessed the functional potential of natural yeast to create the perfect signature chicken flavor for your next innovation: OHLY® SAV-R-MEAT PBD. The high umami impact and true juicy, dark-meat chicken flavor delivers strong body and function, with no ingredients of animal origin so it is perfect for a plant-based diet.

SAV-R-MEAT PBD Benefits Include:

  1. Effectively masks undesirable off-tastes
  2. Signature braised chicken flavor profile with true dark meat note which delivers the perception of succulence
  3. Enables potential salt content reduction, by increasing perception of salt without adding salt
  4. Robust and long-lasting umami sensation without the need to add

Learn more about SAV-R-MEAT PBD.  Contact your Skidmore Sales Representative for more information regarding the many Ohly products we handle.

Kalsec Makes 2022 Predictions: What Will Be the Top Food Trends This Year?

Each year, Kalsec global market research experts predict the top food trends that will guide the food industry in the coming year.  The predictions for this year are out!

So, what will consumers look for?  How are their tastes and priorities changing?

Kalsec’s #1 prediction is Reductionism.  The team of experts believe that consumers and corporations alike will look for the ‘Reduce’ in ‘Reduce, Reuse, recycle’ on display more, as consumers look to reduce their consumption (specifically of meat, dairy and eggs), and for brands that are actively reducing as well. This also includes the trend for a reduction in the amount of food waste produced, which can be better achieved using NATURAL FOOD PROTECTION. We can also expect new menu items in the form of scraps from other items as a form of upcycling and reducing waste”

Additionally, the 2022 report indicates an expectation that we will become more “sophisticated and specific,” with our Asian cuisine, seeking popular regional foods including Thai, and more exotic flavors are expected to flourish, including: Filipino, Malaysian, and Indonesian.  Kalsec credits the availability of “on-demand,” interaction opportunities with professional chefs around the world with the increased popularity.  Consumers use YouTube and social media to become familiar with new foods, and techniques from chefs around the world, then apply what’s learned at home.

Kalsec’s team of experts also analyzed and tracked twenty-one 2022 Meta Trends lists compiled by trusted industry sources to support their predictions.

The summary of these mentions is included in the full 2022 Trends report from Kalsec.

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