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Formulating Next-Generation Sauces
Learn how to make tasty, better-for-you cooking and condiment
sauces for health- and wellness-seeking consumers.
Today's consumers crave flavor adventure
while also being mindful of nutrition. One of the
easiest ways for culinary professionals to address
consumer demand for variety is with sauces.
Sauces not only add flavor, they can also enhance
the moisture and texture of a variety of foods.
Home cooks have learned these tricks, too.
Manufacturers of cooking and condiment
sauces are responding through enticing
innovations ranging from regional barbecue
to globally inspired hot sauces. What sauce
formulators need to be aware of is that while
consumers want to explore ethnic cuisines and
flavor fusions, they are also looking to make
better-for-you dietary choices. This includes
taking a more natural approach to eating and
reducing the intake of ingredients associated
with health implications such as diabetes, heart
disease and obesity.

There's pressure on food companies to
reformulate products or introduce new ones with
ingredient statements and Nutrition Facts that
appeal to today's label-reading consumers. While
products positioned as clean label are changing
the dynamics of categories such as beverages,
bars and snack foods, there has not been much
change in the cooking and condiment sauce
category, where many products come loaded with
sodium, sugar and artificial ingredients.
With many sauces, just one tablespoon delivers
half of the recommended dietary sodium for an
entire day. Sugar, in its many forms, is also found
at concentrated levels in many sauces.
"The trend toward healthy eating has created
challenges for marketers of sauces and
condiments as the perception that sauces and
condiments are an unnecessary and unhealthy



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