Symrise has launched ProtiScan, offering customers an analytical approach for the understanding and the assessment of alternative protein sources and applications. The approach links knowledge about proteins with sensory and consumer-driven data, allowing Symrise to develop predictive models that result in efficient product development for its customers.
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ProtiScan allows Symrise to analyze and characterize diverse protein sources. It also helps to balance foreign off-notes and achieve the optimal flavor release. It links knowledge about plant-based proteins, ranging from sensory to consumer-driven data, with the technical properties of the protein sources. This enables the development of predictive models, which lead to well-performing taste solutions and thus to efficient product development for customers.
ProtiScan characterizes raw material profiles through the rapid, highly sensitive, multidimensional screening of volatile substances. Highly selective detectors make the taste-giving components understandable and enable their exact analysis. Thanks to a specific headspace technology combined with fully automated processes, Protiscan can identify, quantify and cluster key properties of protein sources.
Lars Grohmann, master taechnologist at the Symrise Research Center, said, “Taste forms the key component for the success of products using alternative, plant-based proteins. ProtiScan provides crucial targeted intelligence that Symrise can offer manufacturers looking to understand and satisfy the changing attitudes that are driving a plant-forward future. ProtiScan enables Symrise to provide manufacturers with valuable information to accelerate their product development process and create food and beverages with the taste that the consumers of tomorrow will prefer.”