FSL is developing a range of trans-fat free and sugar-free healthy spread solutions in our innovation lab. A key ingredient we are working with is AAK’s Akospread™ range produced without any Palm Oils or Hydrogenated Fats. This versatile ingredient range allows manufacturers to create healthier trans-fat free versions of convenient and indulgent foods, such as chocolate or hazelnut spreads, which consumers love.
Choosing the right fat is always a key consideration when producing high-quality spreads as the choice of fat significantly influences the taste, consistency, structure, shelf-life and overall stability of the final product. FSL can help manufacturers create an excellent tasting, shelf stable and healthy range of sweet and savory spreads with the Akospread™ vegetable fat range. When combined with Akofine STX as an oil binder, manufacturers can achieve the following benefits:
- Clean Label Solution – Contains Non-Hydrogenated Fats which are low in saturated fatty acids and good for cardiovascular health.
- Sustainable Solution – No Palm Oils
- Excellent stability against oil separation
- A soft and creamy texture directly from the fridge
- Excellent stability in warm climates
Trans-fats are likely to face a ban in the GCC region in the next few years due to their documented negative impact on human health.
(https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/uae-considers-introducing-early-trans-fat-ban-1.1038147) In a post-COVID world where health is a key decision driver and unhealthy ingredients such as sugars and trans-fats facing tax implications, these healthy solutions will serve as the foundation for a thriving future and the evolution of delicious and healthy spreads in our region.