Chr. Hansen is now targeting the market for Dahi, a traditional Indian yogurt.
Chr. Hansen is now targeting the market for Dahi, a traditional Indian yogurt. The company is launching DAC-03, a new dairy culture specially developed for making Dahi. India is the world’s largest producer of milk and dairy products, and the majority of its nearly 1.1 billion people are vegetarians. Today, most Indians make plain yogurt and other fermented foods at home, but as the country’s economy continues to grow and a middle class is created, demand for ready-to-eat foods is increasing, the company said. Today, organized dairy accounts for only one to two percent of the Dahi consumed in India, but the demand for industrially produced Dahi is currently growing at 20% annually. Dahi is made from cow’s or buffalo’s milk and is eaten with Indian bread for breakfast mixed with rice or as a side dish. Dahigi is also consumed in Chass, a sweet drink made with salt and spices or cane sugar and water called ‘Lassi’.
For the second year in a row, Frutarom USA Inc. has received official organic certification for a variety of sweet products from Quality Assurance International (QAI). The company’s certified organic flavors include natural almond flavor, natural butter flavor, cherry flavor, natural coconut flavor, natural French vanilla flavor, natural lemon flavor, orange flavor, natural peach flavor, peach-mango flavor, and peach. including -Pineapple flavor, natural pineapple flavor, raspberry flavor, strawberry flavor, vanilla flavor.
Mundelein, Ill.-based FiberGel Technologies has introduced its Z-Trim Plus product line, formulated to make certain high-fat foods healthier for the institutional and foodservice markets. This new line adds Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fiber, and other ingredients essential to a healthy diet while reducing calories from fat by up to 50%. Each Z-Trim Plus product is designed for margarine, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese and other food applications and is currently being tested to help fight childhood obesity and meet federal school meal program requirements. .