Keeping your food fresh, for longer
In order to reduce waste and cut costs, food products need to remain fresh for as long as possible. Consumer food products that quickly change in appearance, texture, and consistency easily get pushed to the side, as customers avoid eating foods that dry out. In some cases, companies need to add ingredients to keep products moist for proper storage and consumption.
Fortunately, humectant additives are a solution for keeping foods visually appealing. Adding humectants to food and drink products keeps your merchandise fresh, drawing water, and satisfying to the taste buds.
- Functionality of humectants in food products
The most common humectants for the food industry are polyols. This is a family of very effective humectant compounds with colorless, odorless, and sweet-tasting properties. Regularly used in various applications, this ingredient works as a bulking and thickening agent, as well as a sugar substitute for food products. The most popular polyols are sorbitol, erythritol, maltitol, xylitol, glycerin, and MPG, depending on the final application. Local food regulations are used in various applications like bakery, confectionery, dairy, and many others.
The purpose of including humectants in original products is to control water activity within foods. By drawing in moisture in the air, humectants prevent foods from drying out, crystallizing, and breaking apart. This helps food hold its shape and texture.
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