Spices, blends, herbs

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.

KapFox®

Micro-encapsulation of spices and extracts

The challenge:
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.

The solution:
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®

  • Full aroma protection
  • Neutral tasting
  • Many different uses, e.g. for dairy, snack and meat products
  • Or for convenience foods such as,
  • Casseroles
  • Pizza
  • Fish bakes

KräuterFox®

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.

  • Fresh herbs are attractive visually and in terms of flavour, but are microbiologically dubious.
  • Dried herbs, on the other hand, have a long shelf life, but a weaker colour and are thus visually less attractive.
  • Deep-frozen herbs are visually more appealing than dried herbs and microbiologically more reliable than fresh herbs. However, they cannot be sprinkled, as they thaw into wet lumps.
  • Freeze-dried herbs combine several advantages of the different treatment forms, but with a less intense aroma.

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®

  • Natural, pristine herb taste
  • Visual enhancement of food (strong green colour)
  • Clean/lean label
  • Colour-stable
  • Free of preservatives
  • No added flavouring
  • Can be sprinkled with a precise dose
  • Dust-free
  • Shelf-life of at least three months (at storage < 8 °C)

KräuterFox® is ideal for

  • Semi-hard cheese, cream cheese and soft cheese, quark
  • Baked goods
  • Antipasti
  • Delicatessen

and much more ...