January 17, 2022 — Ohly has developed a yeast-based braised chicken flavored modifier to meet the comfort food cravings of vegetarian consumers while encouraging flexitarians to expand their plant-based diets.
Ohly Sav-R-Meat PBD dissolves effortlessly in water and can be applied to processed meats, meat alternatives, sauces, seasonings and snacks. In addition to masking bad tastes, it’s effective when working with low-sodium meat applications due to its naturally high salt umami, the company reports.
Chicken flavor paired with great memories
Chicken is considered one of the favorite comfort foods, which has grown in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people rethink their home cooking.
Chicken soup, crispy chicken nuggets, or slow-cooked meatballs come to mind as being associated with fond memories, often involving family and friends.
Ohly uses high-protein baker’s yeast, to which moderate heat is applied. It mimics the succulent taste of dark meat chicken for flavorful applications.
An in-house expert evaluation was conducted and an independent panel of flavor scientists were commissioned to research the key characteristics of PBD Ohly Sav-R-Meat. Reviews show it delivers a higher umami impact compared to leading yeast-based thermal process flavors on the market today.
It provides a “rich chicken taste”, a long lasting umami mouthfeel and eliminates the need to add other premium flavor modifiers.
Approved Food Application Tests
The product has been tested in a variety of food applications showing that it effectively masks bad tastes and meets the succulence requirements of plant-based meat substitutes.
It enhances fatty chicken flavors in sauces and broths and prevents flavor loss in frozen processed meats. The product is allergen-free and GMO-free. It is also halal and kosher certified.
In December 2021, Lallemand Bio-Ingredients unveiled a new line of yeast-based flavors in the vegetable protein segment called the Savor-Lyfe P series reproducing ham-style pork, roast cuts and bacon-like smoked meat , as presented live from Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Flavorchem has launched Taste Mod for Protein, a clean solution to mask the unwanted notes of vegetable proteins.
edited by Inga de Jong
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