Case Studies

Sweet, sour, salty and bitter.  These are the four basic tastes.  Or are they?  At least that was what one food processor thought until he learned that there are actually five. That fifth taste is umami. Neither sweet, sour, bitter, or salty, umami is the savory flavor.  And, what this food processor soon learned is that not only is it a standalone flavor, but it also enhances the flavor of foods to which it is added, making them fuller, richer and ... Read more →

When a manufacturer of pet health food products was searching for a probiotic supplement that would aid in normalization of the digestive function and help improve the immune response, they discovered what they were looking for in PA5051®.  And more. Gil Bakal, Managing Director for A&B Ingredients explains, “Recent studies demonstrate that probiotics can have a positive influence on both canine digestion and immune system. In particular, our research results show not only does PA5051 have a positive influence on ... Read more →

When a commercial baker was faced with the problem of extending the shelf life of his baked goods, he went natural.  He went with CytoGuard® natural mold inhibitors from A&B Ingredients. Mold spoilage accounts for the discarding of roughly 1.3 billion tons of food each year.  And, bakery goods contribute to about 200 million pounds of that mold spoilage waste.  A statistic which this company did not want to contribute. “Today’s consumers are becoming much more aware of ingredient labels ... Read more →