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Cargill launches Halal pork fat replacer

by 5m Editor
1 December 2006, at 12:08pm

US - Cargill has developed an ingredient to help food manufacturers replace the pork fat used in many meat products with restructured vegetable fat.

The solution, called Adrogel GR, is claimed to be ideal for use as a Halal alternative to pork meat-based ingredients, and looks to tap the market potential of 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide
(www.islamicpopulation.com).

"Adrogel GR allows food manufacturers to produce meat products that meet Halal requirements, while still benefiting from the functional qualities associated with pork fat," said the company in a statement.

"Adrogel GR enables cost savings and provides health benefits being vegetable derived, it has a lower fat content than pork, making it ideally suited to 'light' products."

The product can be prepared with cold water and vegetable oil to produce a restructured vegetable fat. Cargill claimed that the ingredient has a white colour and consistency close to that of back pork fat, and can be cut into small pieces for use in meat such as turkey and poultry sausages.

Source: Food Navigator

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