products are functional, healthy, biodegradable and environmentally-friendly. BeNATUR™ is thus a new product concept that will allow the food industry to offer consumers high quality value-added products without resorting to the use of conventional additives.
The first product to spearhead this family, is BeNATUR™ CPS 10.
BeNATUR™ CPS 10 is made from 100% natural ingredients sourced from corn that is transformed, using biotechnological processes, into a natural extract classified as a flavour compound, but which also has some interesting additional functions. The most notable of these are its excellent capacity to stabilise humidity, maintain the natural flavour of the foods and imbue them with an outstanding texture.
In addition, BeNATUR™ CPS 10 does not include any substances regarded as allergens and all its ingredients are non-GMO certified (i.e. not genetically modified).
The graph shown here offers a very representative example of consumers’ opinions of the results obtained from using BeNATUR™ CPS 10 in cooked white shrimp (P. Vanammei). The results are compared with their views of natural (i.e. untreated) products and those treated with conventional additives.
In the graph (picture 1) you can see that both the shrimp treated with BeNATUR™ CPS 10 and the shrimp treated with conventional additives achieved the top scores, especially in terms of juiciness and texture. However, a “natural” shrimp without any form of treatment is very far removed from what consumers
expect. Although the shrimp treated with salt only managed to achieve “acceptable” results, the results of the shrimp treated with BeNATUR™ CPS 10 were considerably higher.
Thus as well as being natural, safe and healthy, BeNATUR™ CPS 10 also offers an alternative for processors who are keen to satisfy these new consumer demands by offering the added value of excellent texture, juiciness and flavour.
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(FOODREVIEW INDONESIA | VOL. VII/NO. 4/APRIL 2012)