Firmenich Unveils Solution for Meat-Like Flavor in Plant-Based Foods

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The natural solution can provide a meat-like experience to plant alternatives.

Firmenich has announced the launch of Dynarome SR, a proprietary, natural, sustained release technology designed to deliver authentic meat experience in plant-based analogs.

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Dynarome SR is designed to mimic animal fat release to recreate the same taste in vegan products.

Antje Ratz, vice president of Firmenich's SmartProteins Program, said, "Through our innovation, we strive to develop products that consumers will love. For meat analogs specifically, that means providing solutions to our customers that satisfy the ever-rising flexitarian consumer's expectation for a real meat-like experience. Juiciness, succulence and meat type fatty lingering are key sensory cues signaled by meat that Dynarome SR delivers in plant-based alternatives. We are eager to explore this exciting new range of products with our customers to create even more delicious meat analogs."

Mark Rubin, principal flavorist at Firmenich, said, "Taking the example of a grilled burger patty, beef notes that generate while cooking and then mingle with the cooked fat melting in your mouth are key to an authentic burger experience. We wanted to re-create that same effect with a natural product that looks, cooks and smells like beef–but is vegan. The Dynarome SR flavor solution we invented does just that by mimicking animal fat and delivering the right cooking aroma and juicy taste."

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