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A Good Spore!

SPI Group has partnered with Lallemand to offer Probiotics in Foods and Beverages. It has long been known that probiotics can provide benefits linked to health.  These benefits are in the areas of Gut Health, Natural Defenses, Mental Health, Sports and Metabolism.  Lallemand’s Food and Beverage Probiotics are involved in all of these. Following is…
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SPI Group Food Tech Talks continue as virtual edition in 2022!

As 2022 kicks off, SPI Group is proud to continue our Food tech Talks: virtual edition!  SPI Group has a strong history of providing local technical seminars for our customers, delivering valuable information on functional ingredients to food professionals. Now we do these events virtually so that we can reach many more of our favorite customers. …
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Pea Protein

According to analysis by Grand View Research the pea protein market is already worth an estimated $213 million and is expected to double by 2025 as plant-based diets continue to become more mainstream. Pea protein is about to be everywhere. It’s found in burgers, sausages, plant based milks, shakes and frozen desserts. What’s driving all…
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Hank on Saltwell

SPI Group’s very own Hank Dres is famous!  Check out this highlight from our supplier Saltwell.   Saltwell’s all-natural sea salt is 35% reduced sodium.  Making sodium reduction formulation easy with a drop-in solution so you can spend time on more important work.

You Aren’t Alone – SPI Group Understands Supply Chain

On a recent October flight over Long Beach/LA harbor, I counted over 60 ships anchored or floating off shore. Every day the numbers change depending on who is reporting. However, one thing is consistent; there are major delays affecting every segment of our economy and there is not a short-term fix. Multiple news accounts address…
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Here at SPI Group, we love when it when our partner suppliers launch new products! That’s why we are excited to tell you about the new PRODRY® NGP ACETUM® Powder of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena from Ohly. We have been enjoying flaky Italian cheese bites seasoned with authentic PRODRY® NGP ACETUM® Powder of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena! Cheese and Balsamic vinegar are…
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How would you like simplicity, versatility and functionality in producing plant-based meat analogs?

Veggie “Beef” Strips with SuproMax One important solution is provided by SUPROR MAX from Solae. The SUPROR MAX line of structured plant proteins, provide the texture and fibrous nature seen in meats while being based on soy and wheat proteins. It is a 2-in-1 solution. Soy protein provides a complete protein amino acid profile, while…
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Fun Vegan Marshmallow Tasting Event!

The SPI Group team recently participated in a virtual tasting event, featuring new product demos from the fantastic IFF team!  With growing interest in plant-based snacking and sugar reduction, we know that consumers are looking for innovative new snacks that meet both requirements.   We have seen the trends of Keto and vegan diets as growing…
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The Demand for Clean-Label Continues – Antioxidants: Prevent Food Spoilage with Guardian

In our last blog post, we covered how synthetic anti-microbial (see previous blog post) were widely accepted in the past but are no longer label friendly.  Anti-oxidants are following the same trend!     GUARDIAN® Natural Extracts & Flavorants are a range of plant extracts with flavoring and antioxidant properties.  These natural ingredients can prevent rancid off-flavor development,…
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The Demand for Clean-Label Continues – PART I: Antimicrobials

MicroGARD TM   Times have changed and synthetic antimicrobials, widely accepted in the past, are no longer label friendly today.  Fortunately, food processors have solutions available that are clean-label and used in food or beverage matrixes with ease. MicroGARD TM is a line of clean-label, natural antimicrobials produced through fermentation. They are produced through the inoculation of GRAS starter cultures, with…
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