Gadot Biochemical Industries is repositioning several of its minerals for the meat- and cheese-alternative market.
Gadot Biochemical Industries (Haifa Bay, Israel) is repositioning several of its minerals for the meat- and cheese-alternative market. Calcium citrate, calcium phosphate, tri sodium citrate and magnesium phosphate are firming agent regulators and enable producers to control the texture and hardness of the product. Calcium citrate and calcium phosphate can be used a whitener in cheese alternatives, and tri sodium citrate acts as a buffering or emulsifying agent. The mineral line is Kosher and Halal certified.
“In the past few years there has been an increase in demand for such products due to the rising trend of vegetarians and vegans as well as consumers seeking food products which contain less total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories,” said Ohad Cohen, CEO of Gadot Biochemicals, in a press release.
The vegan cheese and meat market is growing, which “creates the need for calcium and other minerals, such as offered by Gadot for proper formulation,” Cohen said. He said the functionality and characteristics (firmness, chewiness, etc.) of the final product can be controlled by careful selection of ingredients and by the method of manufacture. The main success factor is choosing the correct protein construction and binder.