That extra boost
Additives are considered helpful agents for good reason. Regardless of whether a product needs improved colour, shelf life, consistency, sweetness, tartness or just enhanced taste, additives can help.
Colourful treats with the proper consistency
What would gummy bears be without colours? Or without their chewy bite? For most foods, colour and consistency are almost as big a part of the brand as their taste.
Colourings are added to many foods, either to enhance the colour or to compensate for a loss of colour. Like stabilizers and gelatine, texturisers can also be used to achieve a specific consistency. Texturisers and colourings can add substance and give foods a more appetising appearance.
Procudan has a wide selection of colourings and texturisers, and we are experts in creating the desired end product, in terms of consistency as well as colour, while retaining the good taste.
When taste matters most
Sweet, sour, salt, bitter or spicy? Many foods are primarily characterised by their taste.
Sweeteners are very potent and even small amounts have a huge impact on the taste. Because they are used in small amounts, sweeteners also have no or very limited effect on the calorie content of the end product.
Flavourings are created to enhance a specific taste in a product, making them ideal for achieving the exact taste that characterises a particular product.
Helping foods to keep their shape
Oxygen is necessary for all life – plants, animals and humans. However, oxygen can have a negative effect on foods.
Antioxidants counteract this effect. Antioxidants keep oil from turning rancid, meat from discolouring and cheese and wine from losing flavour. Similarly, antioxidants can regulate acidity to maintain the proper pH value in the end product.
Procudan has a wide range of additives that regulate acidity and counteract oxidation. And we work closely with our customers to find the right additive to complement the other elements in the end product.
Keeping foods tasting great for longer
Traditional ways of extending the shelf life of foods involve salting, pickling or smoking. However, these methods can affect the taste of some foods. Today, preservatives get the job done.
Preservatives retain the taste and extend the shelf life of foods by preventing the growth of bacteria and fungi in foods. This makes it possible to enjoy the good taste for longer.
Procudan are experts in foods and shelf life, and we can provide assistance with finding the solution that best improves shelf life without compromising on taste. And of course, we can also assist with food packaging.