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Sherex Enlite offers multiple benefits for ice cream manufacturers
Article Type: Food Facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 38, Issue 3.
Creaminess, stability and shelf life are key elements to making high quality ice cream. Sherex Enlite enables manufacturers to improve product quality via addressing these critical elements more effectively. Targeting the fast-growing ice cream and frozen desserts market, this new solution was launched by Kerry Bio-Science at Inter-ice in December 2007. The range has been developed specifically to answer the global trend towards these ice creams and desserts being both healthy as well as tasting indulgently rewarding.
Designed specifically to address common manufacturing issues around fine and stable foam structure, often caused by recipe re-formulation for standard, low fat and economy products, the Sherex Enlite range addresses two crucial aspects of ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing. The first challenge is aeration optimisation in the freezing process: by adding Sherex Enlite, the creaminess of the texture is retained and there is good aeration, fine and stable air cells and controlled ice crystal growth, creating a creamy and indulgent mouthfeel overall. The second challenge solved by Sherex Enlite is foam stability, during both manufacture and distribution via the supply chain. Common problems include coarsening of product structure, potential for shrinkage and excessive ice crystal growth. These problems can be largely prevented by the application of Sherex Enlite.
Furthermore, for manufacturers facing challenges around loss of creaminess and reduction in shelf-life caused by heat shock in the storage and distribution chain, Sherex Enlite provides a solution. The benefits of Sherex Enlite also apply to high temperature extrusion processes where manufacturers are often aiming to create higher value products.
More information on Sherex Enlite and other dairy market functional ingredients is available direct from Kerry BioScience's Almere Innovation Centre in the Netherlands.