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KNIGHTON FOODS SUPPORTS PALM OIL REDUCTION WITH LAUNCH OF NEW MANUFACTURING INGREDIENT

KNIGHTON FOODS SUPPORTS PALM OIL REDUCTION WITH LAUNCH OF NEW MANUFACTURING INGREDIENT

Leading ingredients supplier, Knighton Foods, has developed a game-changing new product to help manufacturers reduce the amount of palm oil used in their products by up to 30%.

Ground breaking technology has resulted in the introduction of NovaGrasso, a product which can be added to items such as baked goods in order to cut down the amount of palm oil that is typically required to deliver the desired taste and texture which consumers demand.

David Street, Marketing Manager at Knighton Foods, commented: “Alongside the obvious sustainability conversations around plastic, the spotlight firmly remains on palm oil due to topical, high profile, consumer-facing campaigns. People want to see producers of their favourite products take action. Manufacturers will be familiar with the challenges around reducing or removing palm oil from products, as it helps deliver a longer shelf life and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans – a growing market. However, in a world where we are increasingly understanding the effects of product sourcing on our planet, we wanted to do more to help manufacturers reduce their usage of palm oil.”

NovaGrasso gives manufacturers a viable solution to reduce the amount of palm oil used. Not only could this result in a more sustainable product, but it could also allow a product’s overall fat content to decrease. Reducing the amount of saturated fat in a wide range of products is a key area of concern in the food industry, but in a category such as bakery, fats and oils are required for delivering on preferred taste and desirable texture.

Street concluded: “Palm oil is used in around half of the packaged goods on supermarket shelves and we view the development of NovaGrasso as a real breakthrough, particularly for categories such as cakes, pastries and biscuits. Our process converts high saturated fats into a powdered format and, as a result this increases the functionality of the fat, allowing manufacturers to reduce its total usage within their applications.

We can’t move away from the fact that fats and oils are a necessary ingredient for many popular food products, but we can help support our customers in making moves to reduce palm oil and this is something we’re really proud of.”