(8 July/Food Navigator)

Flavour and fragrances company Givaudan said that is has developed the most comprehensive collection of plant protein and taste ingredients in the industry. An expert panel from the firm has conducted over 2,000 evaluations of data to develop seven maskers of off notes in alternative proteins: pea, soy, fava, rice, oats, algae and whey. The evaluations took place over the last year and half and the products have been created so that they are non-GM, do not contain common allergens and can be considered natural flavours.  Global category director, Dr. Flavio Garofalo says that the new solutions offer improved taste as they can be tailored to the specific taste challenges of each protein combination.