Naturalness, sustainability, and changing dynamics in bakery & cereals.


Over the years, the Bakery & Cereals industry has been constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of consumers. As people become more conscious of what they consume, the desire for naturalness, transparency, exceptional flavors, and a commitment to sustainability has become increasingly important in today's world. This industry, which has a long history of innovation, has adapted to the ever-evolving tastes and preferences of consumers.

Galactic, one of the world's leading producers of Lactic acid and its derivatives, understands these new needs and has unveiled its latest innovation that promises to revolutionize the bakery & cereals industry.

Natural and sustainable trends in the bakery & cereals industry

The global Bakery & Cereals sector is experiencing sound growth. According to GlobalData, the industry is valued at $689.7 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $872 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.80% during this period.

Alongside this growth, there is a noticeable shift in consumer preferences towards natural ingredients, clean labeling, and the "Good for me, Good for the Planet" trend. Based on research from McKinsey, 50% of consumers globally have changed their lifestyles in favor of more environmentally friendly and healthier lifestyles in the last two years.

Galactic's solution for more natural and sustainable bakery ingredients

To meet these consumer demands at Galactic, we developed a new product called "Galimax Flavor K-10." Without impacting quality or shelf-life, Galimax Flavor K-10 imparts a delicate flavor to sweet baked goods. It stands out because it is made entirely naturally through fermentation, which attracts both producers and consumers. It also has the added benefits of being label-friendly and preserving freshness for the duration of the product shelf life.

On top of that, this innovative ingredient has the potential to replace synthetic preservatives like potassium sorbate. In doing so, Galactic is considering the awareness for healthier products because, in most cases, potassium sorbate is typically regarded as non-toxic and secure for use in industrial and culinary settings. However, the scientific community is concerned that the use of synthetic ingredients in food, particularly frequently consumed food, may have negative long-term side effects.

Galactic's commitment to continuous improvement and meeting consumer needs is evident in the production process for its new product. By harnessing the power of fermentation and using renewable raw materials, Galactic ensures a sustainable sourcing method that minimizes the environmental impact. This sustainable approach resonates with consumers seeking bakery and cereal products that are not only delicious but also aligned with their values of conscious and healthy consumption.

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Embrace the future of the bakery & cereals industry with Galimax Flavor K-10

As the Bakery & Cereals industry continues to evolve, Galactic's innovative solution meets the growing demand for naturalness, sustainability, and exceptional taste in the industry. In the most recent trials done at the Galactic Innovation Center, Galimax Flavor K-10 was used in cheesecake to preserve the freshness of the cheese filling over shelf-life. Additionally, it was discovered Galimax Flavor K-10 can support the fresh flavor of the cheesecake and enhances the lemon flavor, a preferred choice among many consumers!

Next to the development of a cheesecake recipe, our application experts have uncovered how to use this exceptional ingredient in madeleines, muffins (both plain vanilla and gluten-free versions!) and many other bakery products.

Explore the possibilities of Galimax Flavor K-10 and revolutionize your bakery & cereals products.


For more information about Galactic's new natural ingredient, do not hesitate to contact us today.