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Plant based Solutions from SPI Group

“Plant Based” is on every list we could find for 2019 Food and Beverage Trend list! SPI Group was proud to host a full house at our recent Food Tech Talk:  Plant based Solutions.  All attendees were fascinated with DuPont’s proprietary “Plant Based Eating” research, detailing the seismic shifts in diets and the wave of…
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Food Extrusion Processing

The High Temperature Short Time extrusion process seems simple enough but technology to control all the process parameters and variables of ingredients make it a highly technical manufacturing process. The extrusion process produces minimal waste, with a minimal amount of labor along with increased product throughput. It’s a very efficient and economical way to produce…
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Fiber Facts

Friends of SPI Group recently participated in our 13th Food Tech Talk titled “Fiber Facts.” Did you know that 60% of American SAY they want to consume more fiber, but fewer than 5% of Americans actually get the daily recommended intake? J. Rettenmaier USA dietary fibers can help provide the nutritional fiber your consumers want,…
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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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