This may surprise you but inulin is the perfect ingredient for savory applications. Imagine your product such as meat, pasta, noodles, ready meals, soups and sauces with lower fat and/or sugar and added fiber. Read on to find out more about each specific application.
Meat - Consumers increasingly want healthy, convenient, safe meat products. Inulin brings a pleasant fat-mimicking mouthfeel and a firmer texture to fat-reduced processed meats. It also provides extra dietary fiber and promotes a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut.
Pasta / Noodles - Inulin makes it possible to easily increase the fiber content of pasta products without affecting the traditional taste and texture. This is in sharp contrast to wholemeal pasta, which looks and tastes entirely different. But the benefits of inulin don’t stop at fiber enrichment – it also extends the shelf life of filled pasta and acts as a water binder, for a creamy, tender filling.
Because noodles are a popular staple food, particularly in Asia, they provide an excellent opportunity to promote a healthier lifestyle by increasing the intake of dietary fiber and helping control body weight. Sensus can help you to develop fiber-enriched noodles without losing the original noodle taste.
Ready meals - Prepackaged meals can be fortified with inulin as source of fiber or as a prebiotic. Inulin can also be used for technological reasons, as a water binder or fat replacer.
Soups and sauces - Inulin can enrich the fiber content of soups, sauces and seasonings. It can also be used to replace sugar in ‘red’ sauces, like ketchup and tomato sauce, and to reduce the fat content of ‘white’ sauces, such as mayonnaise and carbonara sauce.
Imagine a healthier alternative for your savory application.
New and innovative uses for inulin are constantly being found. Contact Sensus to learn about possibilities for your specific application.