A popular staple in India, salted buttermilk is a beverage made from yogurt, spices and herbs. CP Kelco said it has been recognized for cooling the body and aiding in digestion, especially after heavy meals.
However, product formulation has its challenges. The heat treatment and high salt content preferred by consumers can cause protein aggregation, gritty mouthfeel and sediment, the ingredient provider said. GENU Pectin YM-SAL 200 protects and stabilizes protein over shelf life and tolerates up to 0.8% salt content.
"We focused on creating value for our Indian customers through ingredient innovation," said Richard Yin, head of commercial, Asia Pacific region.
"Our technical experts developed a unique, nature-based solution that protects protein yet is compatible with current production processes and consumers' taste preference."
GENU Pectin is sustainably sourced and produced from citrus peels, a byproduct of the juice industry.