We have been dealing in spices and herbs since 1952. As a result, over the decades we have developed a thorough expertise in the challenges of processing. We purchase only whole spices and gently grind them in our own mill. We cultivate many of the spices on our own farms in Germany and process these into premium products. Whatever flavour you wish to achieve – we offer a comprehensive assortment of spices, herbs and blends of standardised quality which are completely traceable.
Micro-encapsulation of spices and extracts
Grinding spices breaks down their natural protective layer, exposing the valuable contents and allowing them to escape. The consequence is high aroma loss and a severe reduction in quality. This is where KapFox® technology comes in.
Natural flavourings and colorants in spices are preserved both by adhesion to sugars and in the form of droplets trapped in a sugar-starch matrix. In this way the extracts are protected from evaporation, oxidation and the effect of light.
On contact with humidity, the reverse process occurs:
the glass-like sugary mass is dissolved, and flavourings and colorants release their original natural properties. In colour-producing extracts of paprika and curcuma, a further positive effect is exploited: the particles, which are small and
homogeneous when distributed in the sugar-starch matrix, produce a stable coloured emulsion when mixed with water – without the use of emulsifiers (E numbers).
The following applications can be given as examples. We provide the following KapFox® products:
Curcuma, paprika and pepper oleoresins, basil oil, garlic oil, orange oil, pepper oil,
rosemary oil, thyme oil, lemon oil, onion oil, curcuma, garlic, paprika, pepper, onion
We should be pleased to develop your own customer-specific variants. Do get in touch.
Benefits of KapFox®
Colour-stable sprinkling herbs for the food industry
Herbs are the essential means of optimising food, both visually and in terms of taste. The food industry uses various treatments, each with their specific advantages and disadvantages.
KräuterFox® is the new alternative for use of herbs in the food industry. When used at the end of the production chain as a flavour-optimising, decorative sprinkle, KräuterFox® offers many advantages.
Advantages of KräuterFox®
KräuterFox® is ideal for
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