Clean-Label Salad DressingsClean-Label Salad Dressings
Clean-label dressing developers are charged with designing a product that delivers the stability and sensory appeal consumers are used to, but doing so without using the very ingredient technologies that have enabled these attributes. But this tricky task is possible with a clear understanding of salad-dressing science and a well-stocked R&D lab. Takeaways include: *The leading U.S. shelf-stable pourable dressing brands *How product developers are "cleaning up" the dynamic chemical system of salad dressings *Clean label's impact on taste, texture, processing and ingredient restrictions
July 1, 2015
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Market Watch: Dressing Up Dressings
America's love affair with ranch dressing is still ongoing; however, consumer health trends have fueled rising demand for oil-based rather than cream-based dressings.
Pour it On: Cleaning Up Salad Dressing Labels
Although most consumers consider dressing as the best part of the salad, food technologists consider it an elegant marvel of food scienceand one whose very stability often depends on many of the same multisyllabic chemicals that don't fit on a clean label.
The Last Bite
Food product designers are paying attention to the trends and taking advantage of strategies and information to develop clean-label salad dressings.
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