Foods are not complete without adding flavourings. The savoury or umami taste contained in flavouring can enhance the taste of food. Therefore, flavouring plays a very important role in any food products, especially snacks. Besides MSG, several other alternatives are used as flavouring agents, they are HVP, soy sauce powder and yeast extract. Here’s an explanation of the three.
Food Enhancer Illustration
HVP (Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein) is a flavour enhancer made through the “Hydrolysis” process of protein from plant-based protein sources, such as soy, corn, and wheat. HVP is commonly used for soups, snacks, instant noodles and processed meat products. When food products are stored in the freezer to wait for packaging, there is usually a slight reduction in taste and aroma. To overcome this, we can use HVP to enhance the taste and aroma that has been slightly lost.
Soy sauce powder is a flavour enhancer that has a salty taste and a distinctive aroma like ‘meaty’. Soy Sauce is made by fermenting soybeans, wheat flour and salt. The result of the fermentation is a liquid soy sauce, which is then processed to make a powder. The glutamic acid content in Soy Sauce makes it have a savoury taste so it is always used as a flavouring in oriental cuisine menus, especially from China, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. In addition to cooking, soy sauce powder can also be applied to snack products, processed meats, pasta sauce, as well as multipurpose seasonings.
Yeast extract is a natural flavour enhancer made from yeast, which is also commonly used to make bread. Yeast extract is usually used for flavouring in vegan or vegetarian food products. Yeast extract is also commonly used in snacks, sauces, broths, and ready-to-eat foods. Yeast extract can also be used as a flavouring for natural products because it is categorised as a natural ingredient.
Islandsun Indonesia provides HVP, soy sauce powder, and yeast extract that can be used to enhance the taste of your product. Discuss with our team for the right application, dosage and types about HVP, soy sauce powder, and yeast extract.