DSM unveils enzymes for plant-based dairy alternatives
Part of the company’s expanding portfolio of solutions for dairy alternatives, the enzymes increase the solubility of protein and reduce viscosity to improve mouthfeel, and also unlock the natural sweetness of raw materials like rice, soy and oats.
The introduction of the DelvoPlant range completes DSM’s wider portfolio of integrated solutions that help manufacturers develop and market dairy alternatives.
Alongside the new DelvoPlant enzymes, it features GELLANEER hydrocolloids, ModuMax taste modulation solutions, Quali vitamins, and DSM premix solutions for plant-based drinks and yogurt alternatives.
The company said the launch of the DelvoPlant range of enzymes comes as demand for plant-based dairy alternative solutions continues to grow worldwide.
DSM said brands must create dairy alternatives that meet the needs of today’s increasingly discerning consumers. It said developing products with great taste and texture as well as high nutritional value can be challenging, and accounting for regional variations in preferences for the sweetness of plant-based drinks can make the product development process even more complex.
The company said its DelvoPlant enzyme portfolio can help brands overcome challenges by making the elements naturally present in raw materials such as rice and oats more soluble and easier to process, enhancing the mouthfeel and sweetness of plant-based drinks. Depending on the application, the enzymes can unlock glucose and/or maltose to help manufacturers create healthier dairy alternative beverages without added sugar, to offer sweetness that can be tailored to align with local market preferences.
The new DelvoPlant enzyme range also improves the availability of minerals and in oat-based drinks, these solutions can reduce the gluten content to create strong appeal for an even broader range of consumers.