Fairfield, NJ, -- A&B Ingredients, a leader in providing unique, clean label and functional ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce a collaboration with BDF Natural Ingredients, Spain. A&B Ingredients will distribute BDF's innovative enzyme ingredients, PROBIND® Transglutaminase Enzyme, to the North American market.
A&B Ingredients is proud to be chosen as a partner and distributor for BDF Natural Ingredients in the U.S. BDF is a leading Spain-based Biotech company specializing in the research and manufacturing of Transglutaminase products, innovative ingredients, additives, and blends for the food industry. They are a trusted ingredients supplier with over 20 years of experience serving European and global markets; FSSC 22000, Halal, and Kosher certified.
"We are excited to form a strategic partnership with A&B Ingredients which will help us continue our global expansion. We have uncovered many technical synergies between our companies and now see A&B Ingredients as a perfect partner to support our growth in the U.S. market," said Maria Gorgas Ros, Business Director at BDF Natural Ingredients.
Gil Bakal, Managing Director, A&B Ingredients, stated, "We are thrilled to partner with BDF Natural Ingredients and bring their Transglutaminase enzyme to the North American market. Our internal research has proved superior quality and distinguished functionality of the BDF's products. And now, we are excited to offer these exceptional ingredients to our customers. We are happy to provide ingredient samples, along with the full technical support from our sales and applications teams."
PROBIND® is one of the leading products worldwide in the Transglutaminase (TG) category with distinguished protein binding properties and many applications in meat, fish, dairy, and vegan products. PROBIND® ingredients are allergen-free and used to bind proteins together, improve food texture or create new products.
PROBIND® series includes high-quality functional blends containing the TG enzyme formulated to improve the properties of the final food products.
Main product characteristics:
PROBIND® helps improve firmness, elasticity, thermo-stability, and liquid retention capacities in meat and seafood products. This enzyme can be used in all types of meat and fish and transform meat and fish trimmings with no commercial value into standardized portions with high added value.
PROBIND® works by increasing the cheese yield and improving texture in full-fat and skimmed yogurt and cheeses while reducing the cost.
For Plant-based and vegan applications
PROBIND® has been successfully used in vegan applications, like emulsified vegan frankfurters, plant-based yogurt, plant-based cheese, and vegetarian burgers.
Transglutaminase is a naturally occurring enzyme found in humans, animals, and plants. It has been used as a food ingredient for over ten years. The FDA classifies TG as GRAS (generally recognized as safe).
BDF Natural Ingredients is a Biotech company specialized in the research, manufacture, and commercialization of innovative and technological additives for the Food and Nutrition & Cosmetics industries. BDF Natural Ingredients has extended know-how and experience in the development, application and use of enzymes, proteins, clean label solutions, antioxidants, and starter cultures. BDF Natural Ingredients operates globally, with headquarters in Spain (Europe) and offices in China and the United States of America.
A&B Ingredients provides natural clean label ingredient solutions to the food and beverage industry with a focus on health and nutrition, food safety and quality. A&B Ingredient’s portfolio includes pea protein, starch and fiber, shelf-stable probiotics, low sodium sea salt, natural flavor enhancement, natural antioxidants, antimicrobials, and yeast and mold inhibitors.