Emulsifiers, stabilisers, hydrocolloids

Taste, texture and nutrition are the biggest challenges for meat analogues ©iStock/Sarsmis

Meat analogues: A ‘big opportunity’ for improved quality

By Katy Askew

Growing demand for meat-free products that suit consumers who are adopting vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian diets has resulted in a proliferation of meat analogues hitting the market. However, the taste, texture and nutritional profile of these products...

Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

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Tapping E414 in Senegal: “This is the ‘grand cru’ of acacia gum”

By Flora Southey

Acacia gum, or food additive E414, is used by food and beverage manufacturers as a natural texturizing agent. FoodNavigator travels to Senegal to find out how the plant exudate is ‘tapped’ from African acacia trees, before being exported and processed...