Monosodium Glutamate

Could Salt of the Earth's Mediterranean Umami help cut sugar and salt? ©iStock

Salt of the Earth on expanding reformulation potential of umami

By Katy Askew

Israel-based Salt of the Earth expanding distribution of its Mediterranean Umami flavouring, a product that the company says can help companies in their reformulation efforts by “heightening” taste perceptions of salt – and possibly even sugar.

Spotlight on yeast extract in Germany

Yeast extract producers defend ingredient against German backlash

By Jane Byrne

European producers of speciality yeast products are defending the use of yeast extracts in food following claims from consumer advocates such as FoodWatch in Germany that the food industry’s use of such ingredients and labelling around them is deceptive.

ABF acting on enzymes and yeast potential

ABF acting on enzymes and yeast potential

By Jess Halliday

ABF Ingredients is taking advantage of high demand in enzymes and yeast, with new capacity coming on board this year or next. But for the last year, growth was driven largely by currency benefits.

Industry defends MSG

Industry defends MSG

A recent study from Japan, published in Experimental Eye
Research and reported in the latest issue of the New
Scientist, suggested that diets high in the flavour enhancer
monosodium glutamate could lead to vision loss. The glutamate...


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