14 March 2019 | News
Calculator helps formulators in the food technology industry meet shelf-life goals
Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer has added a new Oxidation Stability Index (OSI) calculator to its website for Food Technologies.
The digital slider tool allows formulators to select the desired number of Oxidative Stability Index (OSI) hours and then provides shelf-life calculations for various fats and oils. This enables manufacturers to determine the ideal oil and antioxidant solution combination they need to meet cost targets and shelf-life goals.
“We developed the OSI calculator so that formulators would have an easily accessible tool to help them maximize the desired shelf life of their food products,” said Courtney Schwartz, Marketing Director for Kemin Food Technologies. “Many manufacturers are seeking to remove traditionally used synthetic ingredients without switching to a high-cost/high-stability oil, which can often reduce the stability of their oil. GT-FORT™, Kemin’s oil-soluble green tea extract, gives manufacturers a label-friendly, cost-effective solution to help meet their needs."
The GT-FORT product line of plant extracts for fats and oils assists with oxidation control, significantly delaying lipid oxidation, which lengthens the shelf life of food and maintains brand consistency. The ingredient, which is “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, can be used as a clean-label alternative to traditional tocopherols and a replacement to conventional synthetic antioxidants, such as Tertiary-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ).
Manufacturers who use the GT-FORT solution can benefit from a consumer-friendly option that will not negatively impact sensory attributes, is heat stable and does not precipitate in the oil. GT-FORT combines the benefits of oil solubility with the antioxidant properties of traditional green tea extract, making it an ideal solution for oils, snack food and bakery products, as well as sauces and dressings.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, Kemin provides food processors, manufacturers and formulators the ability to reduce costs, control inventory and meet demand, all while providing the visual appeal and flavor protection consumers demand.