New & Noteworthy
Minnesota-based InHarvest’s domestic white quinoa is one of the first white-quinoa products produced entirely in the U.S. It has a mild, buttery taste, boasts 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of dietary fiber and 2.5 grams fat, with no saturated or trans fats. Its latest product is Grain Perfect sous vide, that is available in three varieties—Black Pearl Medley, Ruby Wild Blend and Tri-Color Quinoa. All are 100% whole grain and boast heirloom grains. They arrive ready to eat, needing only to be slacked from frozen, then warmed via combi, convection, stovetop, steamer or microwave. For information: www.InHarvest.com.
With features like the patented through-the-glass sensor and Probe Controlit's, Control Freak is not built like any other induction cooktop on the market. It has dual NTC pan, glass and coil sensors, plus direct probe control so the heating system can measure and control the internal ingredient temp for ultimate precision. The Control Freak checks the temperature 20 times per second to make virtually instantaneous adjustment to power and to keep temperature variation to a minimum. For information: https://polyscienceculinary.com/pages/control-freak-loaner
Jivati, the new generation of drinks, is a botanical naturally infused drink catering to a younger demographic who #LiveUpLife. Pioneering their beneficial ingredients in gradient, inviting cans using a sun logo for energy, Jivati, which means “alive” (a Hindi term from Sanskrit), is a lifestyle brand consisting of sparkling water, hard seltzer and alkaline water "holistically essenced" with botanicals, adaptogens, terpenes, and flavonoids. The fun and fruity flavors consist of different combinations of botanicals and adaptogens + terpenes to complement the formula and amplify benefits. Flavors include pear basil, acai lavender, mango ginger, + cucumber lime. For information: https://jivati.co/
Using Mediterranean Umami, a sodium-reduction ingredient, can help food manufacturers improve their Nutri-Score label. This clean-label ingredient product line, developed by Salt of the Earth, consists of Mediterranean Umami powder and Mediterranean Umami liquid. Mediterranean Umami can reduce sodium up to 45% in a wide variety of products. It works especially well in processed meats and plant-based meat alternatives, condiments, sauces, ready-meals, and savory snacks. For information: www.saltoftheearthltd.com
iPourIt has launched the new Touchless Tap Key (TTK), a reusable RFID device that pairs with the iPourIt system to create a safe and sanitized self-serve experience. The device was specially developed for iPourIt partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows users to enjoy self-pour systems without touching any taps or screens. With the addition of the TTK, the iPourIt system is now the safest solution for serving draft beverages in restaurants and taprooms. The TTK is a simple multi-purpose tool that features a user-friendly finger grip, tap hooking functionality and built-in RFID to activate beverage taps. It’s dishwasher safe, made of durable plastic and built for regular cleaning and sanitation. With its reusable design, the TTK cuts down on paper and plastic waste by eliminating the need for single-use protective products at the tap. For information: iPourItInc.com/TTK
Produced by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Mori-Nu Silken Soy Purée can simplify recipe development by replacing or supplementing dairy ingredients and enhancing the texture of dressings, dips, desserts, and more. As a cholesterol-free, low fat dairy alternative, the smooth creamy texture and subtle taste of Silken Soy Purée works well for sweet or savory dishes alike. It is made with carefully selected USA soybeans that are double homogenized into a smooth velvety texture. Silken Soy Purée can be used in end products that customarily call for butter, cheese, milk, or heavy cream. This pantry ingredient for professional kitchens is shelf stable and processed aseptically for foodservice and industrial markets. With an appearance similar to heavy cream and a pH between 5.8 to 6.4, it is a versatile ingredient for a variety of applications. The flavor is mild, with a low soy aftertaste in comparison to soymilk or tofu. It is Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified by GFCO/GIG, available in USDA Organic (Oregon Tilth Certified) and conventional varieties, and is KSA Parve Kosher Certified. For information: silkensoypuree.com.