Lower cost and clean label
Novozymes’ new biological solution offers an alternative to yeast extract and traditional HVP.
“HVP can now be produced more sustainably and in a cost-effective way using Novozymes newly developed enzymes. Novozymes Protana® Prime and Protana®UBoost enable production of a natural flavor preparation at up to 40% reduced cost-in-use compared to traditional enzymatic methods,” says Trine Høje Andersen, Business Development & Launch Manager at Novozymes.
Unlike HVP produced by acid hydrolysis, enzymatically produced HVP is acceptable in the production of natural flavors in the EU. This enables producers to make a natural claim and market a product that has a perceived cleaner flavor.
“Owing to its reduced cost-in-use, ingredients manufacturers can now offer a natural HVP as a cost-neutral, tasty and label-friendly alternative to yeast extract for savory food production,” says Trine Høje Andersen.
1The predicted meat substitute CAGR in CWE & NA between 2019 and 2024 is according to Euromonitor: 12,2% in value and 14,5% in volume.