The sauces and dressings industry is ever-evolving, adapting to changing consumer preferences and the increasing concerns regarding the quality and transparency of food products. One of the standout trends in this sector is the quest for naturalness, accentuated by the fact that the health and wellness market in the sauces and dressings sector accounted for 6.9% of the total global sector sales in 2021 (study from GlobalData-2021).
Consumers pay more and more attention to take care of the planet, also in the foods they consume. Additionally, the growing awareness of the potential harmful effects of some artificial additives in food products is driving the demand for dressings and sauces with recognizable ingredient lists and even bearing claims such as "free from artificial additives", "containing 100% natural ingredients”, and "colorant-free".
Another labeling trend places a premium on food product transparency. Consumers are increasingly placing their trust in third-party certifications, prompting manufacturers to collaborate with these institutions to ensure transparency and authentic labeling. Furthermore, manufacturers are now disclosing all ingredients used, further strengthening consumer trust.
Moreover, consumers are becoming more adventurous in their food choices, seeking new culinary experiences. This trend has led to an increase in the availability of products such as Asian, Latin American, and Mediterranean-inspired seasonings, dressings, and sauces.
These trends reflect the evolution of the sauces and dressings sector towards products that are more natural, transparent, and diverse. To meet the growing demand from consumers in search of new and unique ingredients, Galactic strives to innovate by offering products that combine naturalness and maximum sensory indulgence. However, this goal comes with its set of challenges, including the need to maintain the organoleptic properties of the final product and balance flavors, textures, and tastes with new innovative recipes.
Galactic's response: Meeting the industry's new challenges.
These trends represent a real challenge for manufacturers, compelling them to replace traditional ingredients with more natural and healthier alternatives.
To meet market demands, Galactic has developed two natural solutions especially designed for sauces:
In the world of vegan cuisine, plant-based mayonnaise is gaining popularity, but preserving the freshness and quality of this product throughout its shelf-life is a challenge. Galactic rises to this challenge with its Galimax Flavor AV43-B vinegar*, a natural option obtained through fermentation. Its liquid format ensures easy application and excellent homogenization in vegan mayonnaise. It preserves the freshness and quality of the product throughout its shelf-life while inhibiting microbial spoilage.
The Galimax Flavor F-50 is a natural basil flavor ingredient produced by a process of slow fermentation of sugar and basil infusion. Its liquid format ensures easy incorporation in the dip and an exceptional flavor that persists throughout the shelf-life of pesto, harmonizing with its natural taste. Thanks to Galimax Flavor F-50, a pesto is created with an exceptional taste experience and high quality that endures throughout its shelf-life while aligning with current trends of naturalness and recognizable ingredients on the ingredient list.
These innovations demonstrate Galactic's commitment to naturalness, quality, and consumer satisfaction, providing solutions to the challenges in the sauces and dressings industry while ensuring authentic and sustainable taste experiences.
Galactic's comprehensive range of solutions: addressing your needs.
In addition to the specific innovations we have just mentioned, Galactic offers a comprehensive range of tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers. Whether you seek "clean-label" solutions for maximum transparency, shelf-life extension, taste enhancers, texture improvements, ingredients suitable for low-sodium recipes, or pH control, Galactic has the solution to meet your specific requirements.
Our experts are at your service to answer all your questions and guide you in the application of our solutions to obtain high-quality final products. At Galactic, our commitment is to support our customers in their pursuit of excellence and innovation in this industry. Feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss how we can collaborate to address your specific needs.
*Certain statements may not be applicable in all geographical regions. Product suitability, labelling and associated claims may differ based upon local government requirements. GALACTIC recommends customers to consult the local legislations in their country of business.