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Sensient launches taste-enhancing solution

Sensient Savory Flavors France, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, has launched a new Nacre umami booster extract portfolio, offering multiple benefits to food manufacturers. According to Sensient, Nacre, which is extracted from plant protein, "qualifies for clean, vegan labelling as a more transparently sourced vegetable umami flavour solution". The ingredient is a sustainable extract, which is naturally produced with an upcycled raw ingredient, minimal processing and low carbon impact. Nacre can reduce salt use in meats, snacks and bread products, eliminates undesired tastes in meat-alternative offerings and improve base taste stability and notes in sauces, stocks and bouillons. “At Sensient, we pride ourselves on delivering natural ingredients to provide deliciousness in any food application,” said Michel Salles, general manager of Sensient Savory Flavors France. “Nacre’s neutrality means that it enhances product taste rather than altering it, keeping product flavours clean and simple, with a pleasant, juicy mouthfeel.” Salles explains that Nacre is also neutral in taste compared with other ingredients used for umami and savoury flavourings, which he says is a "major benefit for multiple reasons". Sensient states that Nacre is currently available in Europe and can be used in other countries by adapting labelling to local regulatory requirements.


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