05 Oct 2017

How to manufacture a healthier, better tasting burger, while saving money

    Product development often results in trade-offs.  One might have to focus on taste while enduring an increase in costs. Alternatively, improving the nutritionals might mean sacrificing on taste.  There are very few instances when adding a single ingredient will help create a healthier product, while lowering costs, and improving taste.  Natralein pea protein is one such ingredient for food manufacturers creating meat products.

    The first benefit of using Natralein pea protein in a meat product is cost reduction.  Compared to lean ground beef, Natralein is 4.3 times less expensive on a per gram basis.

    Size and cost are usually highly correlated.  However, Natralein, which is less expensive than ground beef, when added to a hamburger can provide more weight and in turn provide more value to both the consumer and the manufacturer.  Hamburgers containing 5% Natralein pea protein (NPP) were 1.18 times heavier because they retained more moisture after cooking than those with no NPP.

    Table showing weight no NPP vs NPP & steak spiceAlong with lower costs and higher weight, Natralein pea protein helps reduce the amount of saturated/trans fat and increase the amount of protein. Using Natralein pea protein along with store-bought steak spice (for added flavour), clearly illustrates an improved nutritional declaration for the hamburger:Nutritional Facts Tables ground meat burger vs natralein & steak spice burger

    Adding Natralein pea protein to a hamburger can provide better volume, improved nutritionals, and better taste all at a lower cost.  Dealers Ingredients has developed a ready-to-use hamburger recipe using Natralein pea protein and Butter Buds dried beer extract that can be downloaded here.

     

    Interested in learning how Natralein Pea Protein can help you create healthier meat based products and save money; how to incorporate Profi, award-winning complete plant-based protein or learning more about how Butter Buds can improve the flavour of your meat based product concepts? Please contact your Dealers Ingredients Sales Consultant and request a customized ingredient education presentation/product concept demo and samples or contact us at 905 458 7766 or info@dealersingredients.com

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    05 Oct 2017

    Winner of Canada’s top 10 best contributions to healthcare and pharma 2017

    Dealers Ingredients is very honoured and proud to be selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 Best Contributions to Healthcare and Pharma Awards 2017.

    “Over the years, we have had a lot of success providing healthy, plant-based protein options for the foodservice industry for healthcare, retirement homes and long-term care facilities and are proud of the work we have done.” said Chuck Harvey, President and CEO, Dealers Ingredients Inc. and its affiliates.

    With the proposed changes, the first in almost a decade, to Canada’s Food Guide, and an emphasis on plant-based proteins, it will become even more important for those serving the healthcare sector and food manufacturers to partner with food ingredient suppliers who have the knowledge, expertise and experience working with plant-based proteins.

    To learn more about the natural ingredients Dealers Ingredients have been supplying to leading food manufacturers across Canada since 1976 and to access the complete article posted in the ghp (global health and pharma) August 2017 magazine with a circulation of more than 260,000 worldwide, please click here. 

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    05 Oct 2017

    Create healthier products and save $$ with Butter Buds functional dairy ingredients

    Did you know that Butter Buds functional dairy ingredients are so versatile that not only can you create healthier products but you can also save money too?

    Helping to create healthier products

    Butter Buds provides a variety of functional benefits to help you create the healthier products that today’s consumers are demanding. Below, are just a few key points that make Butter Buds so effective:

    • Flavour enhancement:
      • Up to 80 times the concentration level for rich butter flavours
      • Up to 40 times the concentration level for Wisconsin cheese flavours
    • Improved mouthfeel while adding the perception of richness which is not possible with traditional flavours
    • Reduced saturated fat & cholesterol in product ingredient (label) table
    • Functional organic dairy ingredients made with certified-organic milk available
    • Non-dairy specialty products including non-dairy, bacon and dried beer extract flavours available
    • Powder format makes it easy to handle and store
    • Kosher and Halal certified

    What this means to you

    You can now offer the same great taste of buttery, dairy or cheese flavours within products that your customers want and expect when incorporating traditional butter, dairy or cheese flavours but with less calories, saturated fat and cholesterol.

     

    Helping to save money

    Did you know that Butter Buds can save you money as well?

    Butter Buds can provide cost effective solution due to the low usage rate of 1-3% per total batch weight on most products while still achieving the same buttery or dairy or cheese flavour as traditional butter, dairy or cheese.

    Example demonstrating “how much” money can be saved

    Let’s demonstrate “how much” money can be saved with a comparison between Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan vs real parmesan cheese

    Step 1: Cost of parmesan cheese

    Based on batch size of 100 kg (for simplicity)

    On average, parmesan uses 10% of batch weight

    Cost of parmesan cheese is $10.29 per kilo

    Parmesan cheese contributes to 1,000 kg batch:

    10 x $10.29/kilo=$129.90 (at 10% level)

    Step 2: Cost of Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan

    Based on batch size of 100 kg (for simplicity)

    On average, 1.0 kg Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan equivalent of 10 kg parmesan cheese

    Cost of Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan is $21.57 per kilo

    Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan contributes to 1,000 kg batch:

    1 x $21.57=$29.57 (at 10% level)

    Conclusion/Savings on 100 kg batch weight:

    Cost of Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan less parmesan cheese=savings on 100 kg by using Butter Buds cheese buds parmesan instead

    At 10% level:

    $29.57 – $129.90 = -$ 100.33 represents total savings

     

    Interested in learning how Butter Buds can help you create healthier products and save money? Please contact your Dealers Ingredients Sales Consultant and request a customized dairy flavour ingredient education presentation/demo/sample or contact us at 905 458 7766 or info@dealersingredients.com

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    05 Oct 2017

    Healthier, better tasting burger recipe with Natralein Pea Protein and Butter Buds

      Adding Natralein™ pea protein to a hamburger can provide better volume, improved nutritionals, and better taste all at a lower cost. Here is an example of a ready-to-use recipe using Natralein pea protein and Butter Buds dried beer extract.

      Preparation Instructions:Ingredient burger recipe table

      1. Add all dry ingredients to a stand mixer and blend on low speed about 1 minute until homogeneous.
      2. Add the dry ingredients to the ground beef, water and oil and blend until all of the dry ingredients are evenly incorporated.
      3. Form the mixture into 45 g balls. Press the balls to form 1/4 inch high round discs of about 2 inch diameter.
      4. Wrap the discs in individual parchment papers, put them into freezer bags and place them into the freezer for storage.
      5. To cook, remove the burgers from the freezer bag and remove the parchment papers and place a sheet of parchment paper on a paper tray.
      6. Bake from frozen at 400 F for 7 minutes. Flip and bake for another 7 minutes to reach an internal temperature of >160 F.

      Makes about 4 x 35 g mini burgers.

      Burger recipe nutritional ingredient table R1Natralein Pea Protein contributes:

      5.8 g of protein.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Interested in learning how Natralein pea protein can help you create healthier meat based products and save money; how to incorporate Profi, award-winning complete plant-based protein or learning more about how Butter Buds can improve the flavour of your meat based product concepts? Please contact your Dealers Ingredients Sales Consultant and request a customized ingredient education presentation/product concept demo and samples or contact us at 905 458 7766 or info@dealersingredients.com.

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