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NEW Non-GMO Project verified ProDry ingredients

SPI Group and Ohly Americas is pleased to announce our new NON GMO Project Verified PRODRY products.  “GMO-free” is one of the top five claims US shoppers seek when purchasing foods.  Non-GMO claims are found in a variety of product categories including snacks, bakery, dairy, drinks, soups and seasonings. Ohly Americas has launched this line…
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Prebiotic Fiber in maintaining the health of gut bacteria

Prebiotics are soluble fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth of microorganisms that colonize the lower intestinal tract. Although indigestible in humans they create an environment that is optimal for probiotic bacteria to grow on, acting as a kind of substrate fertilizer for the microflora.…
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Research and Development Tax Credit

SPI Group recently attended a meat conference at Texas A&M and one of the speakers talked about R&D Tax Incentives for food companies that do R&D/Product development. Many companies in the food manufacturing and processing industries are unaware that the government offers generous research & development incentive programs. Even those that are aware often fail…
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Natural and Clean – Research for Understanding Consumers

SPI Group is committed to helping our customers meet consumers’ needs, as we all know, one of the most popular trends is clean(er) labels and natural.  Except that clean and natural have no definition.  DuPont Nutrition and Health spent the last year researching what consumers mean when they say they want clean and natural. 57%…
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True "Uncured" Labeled Meats

Celery juice powder is used in many natural uncured sausages and deli meats, with packaging that declares ”A natural source of nitrates”. In fact, celery juice powder is a source of concentrated nitrite! SPI Group and Wenda Ingredients offer another option for natural meats:  use Spice and Fruit Extracts from Prosur.  Prosur T-10 plus works…
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DATEM Replacement in baked goods

Our friends at MGP Ingredients were recently featured by Bakerpedia! The featured ingredient in this article is Arise® 8100:  a functional wheat protein isolate.  It affects the rheology or machinability of doughs and exhibits enhanced extensibility properties that decreases mixing time and improves loaf volume of bread and other yeast-leavened products. As an added bonus; …
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Plant-based 90% Protein Nuggets

SPI Group just returned from the Supply Side West show, where we were excited to introduce our customers to some exciting new ingredients: plant-based 90% Protein Nuggets from DuPont Nutrition and Health.  The new SUPRO® 90 percent protein nuggets are unique not only for their high level of protein, but also because they are label friendly. We…
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Meticulous Process Ensures Integrity

2017 marks the 20th anniversary since establishment of DuPont Solae’s Protein Solutions’ IP Non-GM Program.  Our IP Non-GM Soy Proteins were the first soy proteins to be Non GMO Project Verified due to our detailed farm-to-customer program in place to manage our supply of IP Non-GM Soy Proteins and assure its integrity.   Through a complex…
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Asian Noodle Technology Course held at the Wheat Marketing Center, Portland

The Wheat Marketing Center together with the Food Innovations Center held another excellent advanced course on the manufacturing of dried Asian style noodles. Asian style noodles are popular all over the world for their convenience, low price and the long shelf life they provide the end use consumer. Asian noodles are packed in plastic cups…
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The Positive Economic Value of Soy Protein in Prepared and Nutritional Foods

Many times we are asked, “Why should we use soy proteins in their processed food products and blended protein beverage and bar solutions?”  One of the very best reason is price stability over the long term. In recent years, we have seen the prices of WPC/WPI and Caseinates/MPCs soar above their  historical average prices by…
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