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 and they are looking for products with as clean a label as possible. Being aware that researchers point to the fact that over 75% of consumers now consider an ingredient label when making a purchase, we needed an alternative to the chemical preservatives we were presently using," says this manufacturer.
A&B Ingredients' Managing Director, Gil Bakal, is quick to point out that CytoGuard® natural mold inhibitors provide a natural alternative to chemical preservatives such as propionates, benzoates, and sorbates. "It is a wholesome product that is all-natural, non-GMO, non-allergenic, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It provides the food industry with a clean label solution to support their natural product positioning in the growing natural foods market.
Bakal notes that CytoGuard® natural mold inhibitors take advantage of the powerful mold inhibition and antioxidant potential of the phenolic compounds and omega 3's naturally found in flaxseed and oregano. As a result, it also does not impact the flavor or taste profile of food.
Among the benefits of CytoGuard® natural mold inhibitors are:
"Today's society has come to understand the importance of the ingredients in foods they consume. As a result, they are selecting healthier, more nutritional foods. Clear and clean labels have become the new consumer buzzword," said Bakal. This food manufacturer would have to agree.