Today consumers want healthy, convenient, fresh but safe food. As a result, fresh fruit and vegetable sales have been rising.
Galactic offers several natural solutions to improve the shelf life and food safety of fruits and vegetables. Our solutions preserve colour and texture, while extending shelf life.
Food safety and preservation: Galactic provides effective solutions against pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes, Clostridium botulinum, Salmonella and E.coli, improving shelf-life of various fruits and vegetables.
Acidification: Galactic’s solutions can be used as a pH regulator for brine without having any impact on taste. Our solutions have a mild acidic taste when compared to other acids such as citric and acetic acid and can be used as an alternative to vinegar for acidification purposes.
Texture and quality: Customers expect the best possible appearance of their fruits and vegetables. Loss of firmness is perceived as a bad quality. Adding mineral sources such as Galaxium™ (Calcium lactate) allows manufacturers to produce firm fresh or canned fruits and vegetables with no impact on taste. Mineral sources added during the processing stage are also a perfect solution to prevent discolouration of fruits and vegetables such as black olives.
Flavour and taste: Our lactic acid based solutions prolong aromatic effects and are ideal to enhance flavour and taste.