Introducing Go!Drop® smart fat solution
Achieve better-tasting, healthier plant-based products
The role for plant-based oils & fats choice
Oils & fats choice is a key component in successful plant-based meat alternatives. Making the right selection is essential to replicating the juiciness, succulence and meat like mouthfeel, and preventing plant-based meat alternatives from becoming dry.
By embracing new technologies, harnessing our full ingredient toolbox, and leveraging our global application knowledge, we’re poised to accelerate the development of the next-generation plant-based products, and cementing our role as a future thinker.
Fat is key to great taste. Slowly melting animal fats create the juiciness that consumers love without compromising on sensory delivery with every single bite as fat is a great carrier for aromas. That’s why we are introducing Go!Drop® smart fat solution, an innovative fat technology from our co-development partner CUBIQ FOODS to our customers who are looking to add functionality and to improve the sensory profile of their next generation products.
CUBIQ FOODS novel fats join Cargill’s existing portfolio of plant-based solutions, spanning plant proteins, texturizers and a full array of traditional fats and oils.
CUBIQ FOODS: Partnering with a food tech innovator
Cargill has been around for almost 160 years. But don’t let our age fool you. Cargill is a future thinker and can innovate like a food and ag startup, too. In line with this, Cargill is focused on investing strategically to ensure it meets the growing demands of a varied consumer market – in terms of taste, texture, health and nutrition, shelf-life, cost in application, and label-friendliness in plant-based alternatives.
As part of this strategy, Cargill and Spanish start-up CUBIQ FOODS entered product co-development and commercial go to market agreements in 2022. The strategic partnership is aimed at accelerating wide-scale commercialization of CUBIQ FOOD’s innovative fat technologies.
CUBIQ’s technologies can be used across multiple applications. This could equip customers with solutions to develop plant-based alternative foods with less fat content, less saturated fat and fewer calories resulting in improved Nutri-Score meat mimicking products and as compared to products made with animal fats and tropical oils.
By partnering with Cargill, CUBIQ FOODS is now able to bring this technology to a wider group of customers, and benefiting from our expertise in plant-based end applications, and value in taking these solutions to the plant-based meat alternatives market.
Go!Drop®: Inside the technology
CUBIQ FOODS’ Go!Drop® replicates animal fat in terms of visual appearance, mouthfeel, and bite. This makes it particularly relevant in the plant-based meat alternatives space.
Go!Drop® smart fat solution is a specialized technology of an emulsion of vegetable oils and water, which is stabilized using plant-based ingredients. Remarkably, this neutral tasting system delivers a wealth of organoleptic properties that result in improved sensory properties when compared to plant-based meat alternatives that solely use plant-based fats and oils.
This sensory enhancement is achieved through the better water management of the emulsion, by effectively ensuring that the fat stays in the burger while cooking, so the juiciness naturally functions to enhance the mouthfeel and sensory experience.
Since the binding system composition can be tweaked to match the existing binders that are required in a plant-based alternative to meat recipe anyway, it means that no lengthening of the ingredient list is required.
Crafting your next plant-based meat alternative winner
Cargill has all the building blocks in place to create on-trend category defining plant-based meat alternatives, that deliver on both sensory and nutritional properties.
Our portfolio of plant-based protein ingredients, fibers, texturizers, plant-based oils and fats can help overcome the main challenges and can be brought to you in two different ways. Either through single solutions or through the INFUSE by Cargill™ service model; which delivers blends that leverage our plant-based proteins, fibers, broad range of texturizers, emulsifiers, and plant-based fats and oils. It lets us meet the core requirements of plant-based meat alternatives: processability, texture authenticity, sliceability, and storage stability. And through convenient, easy to use blends, we can help you save you time, and money.
When this unparalleled portfolio is combined with our expertise and solutions, we have all the right tools in place to build perfect plant-based meat alternatives.
*Go!Drop® Licensed Trademark of Cubiq Foods S.L.
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