Consumers value healthier options, but that can sometimes mean sacrificing taste or texture. Algae butter brings the best of both worlds. It is a healthier drop-in replacement for dairy butter, shortening, and margarine, and provides an exceptional sensory experience across doughs, icings, pastries, sauces, and spreads. Read on to see how algae butter offers the pleasure of indulgence without all the guilt.
1. Better Performance
Algae butter delivers superior performance versus traditional culinary fats across many applications. For starters, it creates flakier baked goods, fluffier icings, and creamier spreads than conventional shortenings. This is due to algae butter’s fast-melting properties, which match other premium fats including cocoa and shea butter, and create a superior texture and mouthfeel. Additionally, algae butter’s neutral taste doesn’t impact the flavor of food like traditional butter sometimes can. Beyond this, algae butter improves kitchen efficiency by softening rapidly and maintaining an optimal consistency at room temperature.
A plant-based vegan replacement for other culinary fats, algae butter is ideal for clean label and clean menu applications. It’s free from palm oil, full and partial hydrogenation, interesterification, dairy, and other allergens. Algae butter is also the world’s most sustainable fat, owing to its higher oil yield, reduced water usage, and lower carbon footprint.
Algae butter has up to 50 percent less saturated fat than palm oil, palm-based shortenings, butter, and lard, while still delivering exceptional performance. With 55 percent of consumers avoiding or reducing saturated fat in their diets¹, algae butter is a great replacement for traditional culinary fats to improve the nutritional value and appeal of an application.
Bunge offers five algae butter ingredients for use in a variety of applications:
Dough Algae Butter can be used to make more indulgent cookies, crackers, biscuits, and pie crusts.
Icing Algae Butter creates fluffier and smoother buttercream and cream cheese icings.
Pastry Algae Butter makes flakier croissants, danishes, and phyllos.
Culinary Algae Butter creates exceptional sauces and crèmes.
Spreading Algae Butter makes for a smoother spread.
To learn more about Bunge’s algae butter ingredients, visit BungeCreativeSolutions.com or stop by booth MM128 at SupplySide West 2017.
¹ Health & Wellness 2017 Report, The Hartman Group