Salted buttermilk is a staple drink in India. It is made with yogurt, spices and herbs and is known for aiding digestion and cooling down your body after a heavy meal. Although consumers prefer its salty taste, the high salt content gives it a gritty mouthfeel and leads to protein aggregation.
To address this issue natural ingredients provider CP Kelco has produced the GENU® Pectin YM-SAL 200. This product is a stabilising solution created from citrus peels that are sustainably sourced. Tolerating up to 0.8% of salt content, this pectin increases the shelf life of buttermilk and improves its salty taste, which consumers enjoy.
“We focused on creating value for our Indian customers through ingredient innovation,” said Richard Yin, Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific Region. “Our technical experts developed a unique, nature-based solution that protects protein yet is compatible with current production processes and consumers’ taste preference.”
CP Kelco introduced the GENU® Pectin YM-SAL 200 during the Fi India & Hi 2021 trade show.