Nice ingredient for your next plant-based milk label: “NATURAL SEAWEED”
As we navigate the expanding plant-based (non-meat) food applications new concepts arise.
One of the more recent ones is SEAFLOUR ™. A simple name that is easy to pronounce for a consumer.
But what is SEAFLOUR ™?
It is an algae (kelp) flour that is dried up and milled. It is of natural origin, non-GMO and Self-GRAS
SEAFLOUR ™ is a clean label stabilizer that works very well in plant-based milks. Has shown a unique synergy with plant proteins. It provides a smooth, creamy texture, nice mouthfeel and appearance throughout the shelf life. It is also free of off-flavors.
Sensory evaluations testing several attributes in plant-based beverages confirmed samples made with SEAFLOUR ™are similar to those made with gellan gum. At high shear rates it provided higher viscosity than gellan or locust bean gums.
This functionality allows you to reduce other ingredients (fats and sugars) from a formula, making possible a shorter ingredient label.It can be labeled as “Natural Seaweed”, which scored high with a panel of clean label enthusiasts. Another labeling option would be “Seaweed Flour”.