Novozymes launches two new enzymes for meat alternatives

25 June 2020 | News

Novozymes’ new biological solution offers an alternative to yeast extract and traditional HVP

Denmark headquartered Novozymes has launched two new enzymes that enable food manufacturers to produce tasty, label-friendly meat alternatives with less salt.

Novozymes Protana® Prime is a unique exo-peptidase blend releasing free amino acids from proteins. Applied in high dosages in combination with Alcalase® an unsurpassed deep hydrolysis of proteins is obtained.

The full savory potential is captured when used together with Protana® UBoost which transforms glutamine with limited taste into umami tasting glutamic acid.

The efficiency of Protana® Prime and the affordability of Protana® UBoost bring natural plant-based flavor enhancers (eHVP) within reach for cost neutral and label friendly exchange of e.g. acid hydrolyzed vegetable proteins (aHVP) and yeast extracts.

“HVP can now be produced more sustainably and in a cost-effective way using Novozymes newly developed enzymes. Novozymes Protana® Prime and Protana® UBoost enable production of a natural flavor preparation at up to 40% reduced cost-in-use compared to traditional enzymatic methods,” says Trine Høje Andersen, Business Development & Launch Manager at Novozymes.

Unlike HVP produced by acid hydrolysis, enzymatically produced HVP is acceptable in the production of natural flavors in the EU.  This enables producers to make a natural claim and market a product that has a perceived cleaner flavor. 



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