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Meeting global challenges

Saturated fats contribute to a creamy and smooth texture in ice cream, but unfortunately it also contributes to cardiovascular disease. With the aid of the right combination of emulsifiers and stabilizers, however, manufacturers can produce healthier ice creams.

An interview with Professor Michael Hauschild, Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

 

 

In emulsifiers and various other food products,  palm oil is a valuable ingredient. At the same time palm oil is debated  in terms of its environmental and social impact.

 

 

 

We all enjoy the occasional piece of cake or chocolate. Emulsifiers play a big role in reducing and removing trans fats, but how can this be achieved without compromising on taste and quality?

There’s currently no official or widely accepted definition of a ‘sustainable emulsifier’. And, in fact, there may never be one. 

 

 

Just how hard is it to create a low-fat, vegetable oil-based spread, using a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion, that can meet market demands for healthier food products? And without sacrificing the quality that will get consumers coming back for more?

Malaysian-based writer Iylia Aziz recently encouraged local consumers to be more aware that the country’s huge production of palm oil has major implications for themselves, the country and the rest of the world.

A recent claim that “40% of global deforestation is due to the shift to large-scale oil palm monoculture plantations” has been examined and overturned by the work of three researchers.

 

 

Ice cream manufacturers care deeply about the quality of their products – but what the consumer ends up experiencing is often something quite different. What’s the problem and how can emulsifiers help?

Emulsifiers for Good is a new blog that aims to inspire and share knowledge and ideas for realizing the full potential of sustainably sourced and produced emulsifiers, helping to solve some of the world’s food and non-food challenges.

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Emulsifiers for Good is an open, free forum. So if you’ve got expertise in the field to share, and you accept that this isn’t the place to promote specific product brands or companies, we’re keen to hear your perspective, too!