In recent years, the popularity of plant-based meat skyrocketed due to consumer intrigue in an animal alternative that was more sustainable, ethical, and nutritious. However, the velocity at which these products are selling has waned, with the narrative in the food industry shifting toward skepticism and criticism.
#IFTFIRST has come and gone, but we’re still thinking about it! We loved getting to interact with other industry professionals, showcase our solutions and ingredients through delicious lunches each day, participate on panels and so much more! Eva Ryan, one of our summer interns, wrapped up our experience at #IFTFIRST in our latest story on ajihealthandnutrition.com! Check
While naturally rich in umami, cheese, especially aged cheeses, also tend to be high in salt. This is especially true of processed cheese products, such as flavored cheese balls. If approached by a leading CPG client to reformulate its flavored spreadable cheddar cheese “party” ball to reduce sodium and enhance flavor, the product support team at Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition would approach the challenge with the goal of attaining a 25% reduction in total sodium chloride levels, while imparting a delicious aged character to the end product.
With millions of consumers expressing a desire to lower the amount of salt—sodium chloride—in their daily diets, stress typically has been placed on cutting out any ingredient with the word “sodium” in it. But strict removal of all things sodium means that those same consumers are missing out on one of the most effective salt-lowering solutions they can get: monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Nowadays, we often hear people talk about being green, that is, living sustainably. But how about being blue? Recently, the term blue foods––a diverse range of edible aquatic animals, plants, and microorganisms––has been gaining traction.
Researchers for the Ajinomoto Group developed a way to mimic the environment of the bovine digestive tract, allowing them to screen supplement prototypes in the lab instead of testing them on actual cows, thus saving time
Frustrated by the lack of innovation Lynn and David founded Cambrooke in 2000 with the goal bringing best quality, more variety, and lower cost product for families suffering with inborn errors of protein metabolism