Flavor enhancer now works with soup
March 19, 2012
by Jeff Gelski
BEER SHEVA, ISRAEL — LycoRed has updated Sante, a blend of components extracted from tomatoes, to boost flavor in powdered and canned soups. Sante has been shown to replace monosodium glutamate (MSG) and other ingredients while reducing salt in products, according to Beer Sheva-based LycoRed.
“Sante’s secret is that it is the concentration of all of the tastes and flavoring components that exist naturally in tomatoes, delivering true umami and kokumi taste characteristics,” said Roee Nir, color and flavor global commercial manager for LycoRed. “Using only a small amount of Sante in canned and prepared soup formulations — typically high in sodium — will boost the overall soup flavor and allow salt reduction of up to 30%, without tomato flavor notes.”
Sante smoothes out rough, unbalanced and “peaky” tastes to create a cohesive finish and to boost the taste profile, according to LycoRed. It extends the perceived flavor’s dwell time on the palate and improves mouthfeel and texture. Sante is suitable for use in liquid or powder formulations and is stable at high temperatures and variable pH.