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Kerry: Umami and Kokumi combination breaks new ground in savory flavors

Umami, referred to as the ‘5th taste’ in the culinary world (in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter), and kokumi, characterized as a “taste enhancer’ that heightens and lengthens flavors, could be the next winning savory flavor combination in packaged food says global ingredients supplier Kerry. Read more from FoodNavigator.

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Inside natural flavors: Meat and dairy alternatives driving need for naturality

A multitude of key trends are driving the natural flavors market currently. Chief among them are sustainability, health and experimentation which dominate how manufacturers are approaching formulation across several categories. Natural flavors are key in salt and sugar reduction, MSG replacement, masking off-notes associated with plant-based proteins and improving the taste of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives. Read more from …