5 ways of reviving your noodle soup recipe
Convenience, affordability, and versatility
Instant noodle soup is an affordable and easily customizable and quick savory snack or meal replacement option. It can help to keep hydrated, especially during illness or in hot weather. The liquid in the soup can help to replenish fluids and provide essential electrolytes.
Noodle soup can be a balanced source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, making it a filling and satisfying meal. Noodles in soup are often soft and tender, making them easy to digest and a good option for people who may have trouble swallowing solid foods. It can be comforting and soothing, especially during times of stress, illness, or chilly weather. The warmth of the soup can help to lift the mood and improve the overall sense of well-being.
The best thing about noodle soup is that it can be customized to suit individual taste preferences, with a variety of flavors, ingredients, and seasonings to choose from.
Here are 5 proven ways in which manufacturers can improve their instant noodle soup and appeal to a wider cross-section of modern consumers.
1. Fuller taste profile
The savory profile and flavors that balance well to make noodle soup no doubt have moreish qualities many enjoy. Genuine umami flavors determine the preference of one brand over another.
The best base for a noodle soup would be to use ProBase™ stocks, derived from different species to provide a basic flavor direction. They make the perfect building blocks to create an authentic flavor profile in the end product.
2. Appealing appearance and mouthfeel
The eyes are the first to feast and a noodle soup that looks appealing is the first hurdle. Adding some ProBase™ fats gives the final product a glossy appearance that is pleasing to the eye. A small amount of fat also helps distribute flavor across the palate as it adds to texture and coats the tongue for a satisfying mouthfeel.
3. Natural origins
Authenticity is the word of the times and going ‘back to basics’ has become important to the modern consumer. Recipes and practices that are simple and reminiscent of past days are gaining a lot of favor. There is more demand for kitchen cupboard ingredients that are cooked with the same techniques as ‘grandmother used to make’.
ProBase™ stocks are concentrated flavors, derived through the time-honored traditional method of slow cooking of meaty bones. This process releases their authentic properties which provide taste, aroma, and a viscous mouthfeel.
4. Recognizable clean label ingredients
Stocks are clean label ingredients, meaning that only the bones are boiled in water and nothing else is added. The entire range is free from GMOs, E-numbers, phosphates, or any other additives and can go directly into your application as a clean label ingredient.
Fats are pure and derived from bone trimmings and marrow of various animal species.
Global claims with the most influence on purchasing decisions
|For ready meals and prepared pasta and noodles:|
|Made with real ingredients/natural|
|No artificial flavors or colors|
|High in/source of protein|
Source: Innova 2023
5. Upcycled quality ingredients
All stocks and fats come from by-products that are upcycled to human-grade ingredients. In line with nose-to-tail eating and sustainable sourcing, ProBase™ ingredients support the use of the entire animal in the manufacture of premium tasty and nutritious ingredients. Bones and other trimmings are used for waste reduction.
Part of Essentia’s vision is to utilize sustainable ingredients that are well-known and understood by consumers. They are all clean label and offer the most natural enhancement to all savory dishes. The raw materials are sourced from EU-raised livestock and the entire animal is used, putting a dent in food waste.
We continually strive to meet the demands of modern consumers and offer ingredients with the best quality and organoleptic benefits. This is to maintain the highest levels of trust throughout the supply chain.
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Essentia manufactures a unique selection of meat, skin, bone, blood, and insect raw materials that are used to bring the best of nature directly into your formulation. To find out more about our various solutions, or to make inquiries about co-creating with our experts, kindly reach out to a representative near you.