GNT has announced a “breakthrough development” allowing meat alternative makers to create clean-label red meat substitutes that change colour during cooking.
The Exberry Compound Red range can be used to imitate the colour of raw meat in plant-based products, which will then appear to become rare, medium or well done when heated.
Frederik Hoeck, managing director at GNT, said: “Today’s consumers want clean-label meat substitutes that look and behave just like animal products – and the Exberry Compound Red range can provide the perfect solution”.
“It allows products to mimic the appearance of animal protein both before and after cooking, opening up exciting new possibilities for the next generation of plant-based meat.”
Made from carrots, the range can be used in combination with different Exberry Coloring Foods to create tailormade shades for “highly realistic” red meat alternatives.
The creation of Exberry Compound Autumn Red and Exberry Compound Fall Forest Red is the result of GNT’s investment in and collaboration with ETH Zurich spin-off, Micropow, which has developed a patented technology to encapsulate ingredients. The natural encapsulation solution melts when the temperature increases to release the colour concentrate.
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