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Trends and Insights


There are so many ways of manufacturing and processing meat that every era of human history can be mapped with the different techniques that have been used. Meat consumption has remained popular to this day due to its many health and nutritional benefits that cannot be replicated by any other single food source.
In today’s market, modern consumers demand quality and sustainability above many other attributes, so manufacturers can make better claims by using 100 % natural meat-based ingredients.
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5 ways of crafting the ultimate protein sandwich

12 Dec 2023
Sandwiches are arguably the most popular choice for consumers on-the-go and are preferred for their versatility and variety. Discover ways of crafting the ultimate sandwich by enhancing every element to bring together a superior specimen that will win in taste and nutrition.

5 ways to improve your dried salami

07 Sep 2023
Whatever your motivation, here are 5 ways for you to improve the competitiveness of your dried salami.

5 ways to turn bacon into a better business

23 Aug 2023
Here are 5 relevant techniques explaining how you can make bacon even more delicious for consumers and more convenient and cost-effective for you as a bacon producer.

Meat snack trend gains momentum

11 Aug 2023
Meat snacks continue to see an increase in popularity and appeal with consumers determining what they prefer in their choice of products.

Making meat a healthier option

27 Jun 2023
Meat products are still a major source of nutrition in all corners of the globe. Modern consumers are looking more closely at what is contained in the food they choose; therefore, products need to be more label friendly in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Understanding the value of sliceability

Most meat processors must slice their products for display and distribution. There is a direct link between profitability and sliceability with advantages for more and better-looking slices having the most customer appeal.

Reduced purge in meat

Purge reduction is beneficial because it preserves the quality of processed meats, which will be preferred by consumers.

The importance of yield in meat processing

Yield in meat processing is an important factor that is directly proportional to profits. Functional proteins provide numerous value adding properties that benefit meat processors and consumers.

5 ways to improve the attractiveness of a reformed ham

27 Oct 2022
Whatever your motivation, here are 5 ways for you to improve the attractiveness of a reformed ham.

Clean label solutions for all meats

01 Aug 2022
Get some detailed insights on the various ways in which Essentia solutions can help you achieve clean label claims.

Video: Yield improvement

12 May 2022
Take a closer look at the various ways in which using functional proteins in meat processing can lead to improved yield.

5 ways to improve every detail of a burger

12 May 2022
Imagine your perfect burger, soft, juicy, crispy and bursting with taste and flavors. Tab into each element on how clean label ingredients can improve every detail of a burger – enjoy!

Recognizing the vital role texture plays in the eating experience

Texture is an important feature that has a direct influence on the perceived quality of the product, and the level of satisfaction gained from the eating experience.

Meat texture

11 Apr 2022
Find out more about the role texture plays in the manufacture and presentation of different meats.

Spotlight on meat replacement and extension

Meat replacement is important in the manufacture of meat products as it provides numerous value adding benefits to the finished product.

Video: Meat replacement

22 Feb 2022
Understand the challenge on how to use meat replacement to optimize your products and keep the cost for meat applications down.

How sausages can stay popular with modern consumers

25 Jan 2022
Real meat and authentic clean label ingredients are necessary for the manufacture of quality sausages, that withstand the scrutiny of the discerning consumer.

Adopt the clean label trend

Consumer preferences may be ever evolving, but the clean label trend is here to stay. Discover more about what drives consumer choices towards products based on transparency.

5 ways to improve the formulation of your meatballs

24 Jan 2021
The 5 improvement points presented here uses ScanPro™ 1015 – a powdered functional pork protein ideal for meat replacement in e.g. meatballs.

Hybrid - the best of two worlds

18 Jun 2020
A growing number of consumers are adapting some of the principles of the vegetarian kitchen while still enjoying the taste, flavors and nutritional advantages of the traditional kitchen with animal proteins. The trend paves the way for new hybrid ingredient options.