Vegetable extracts enhancing flavor, reducing sodium

Scelta Taste Accelerator (STA) uses the natural power of umami to increase flavour - as alternative to MSG/I+G/AYE - and reduces sodium up to 50% in processed foods, in a wide range of applications, from bread and potato chips to soups.

Scelta Taste Accelerator (STA) uses the natural power of umami to increase flavor and reduce sodium in processed foods. Umami, the fifth basic taste, gives food a longer lasting taste while working in a synergy with other basic tastes. Furthermore, Umami flavor compounds have the ability to improve the palatability and increase perceived saltiness. It makes umami-rich vegetable extracts a powerful, natural alternative to artificial flavor enhancers MSG/I+G/AYE, but also sodium reduction tool. Sodium reduction results of up to 50% have been achieved, without compromising taste. STA contains, among others, mushroom extract concentrate. The product can be declared as natural aroma and can be used in many different savory solutions.

The STA line offers several different products, each with their specific application, for instance for use in bread, sauces or soups or for topical applications on products like chips, nuts and savory biscuits. As an example, STA for bread allows for significant sodium reduction while maintaining the function (rise, crumb structure and gluten matrix formation) and taste profile of baked goods.