Company: McIlhenny Co., Avery Island, LA
Ingredient Snapshot: McIlhenny Co.’s TABASCO Industrial Ingredients Division has introduced TABASCO brand Spray Dry Flavor, a concentrated flavor enhancer that delivers the signature taste of aged TABASCO brand Original Red Sauce in a convenient dry format.
Made with tabasco pepper mash, salt and premium distilled vinegar and maltodextrin, TABASCO brand Spray Dry Flavor can be used in a variety of applications, including baked goods, batters, breadings and seasoning blends. Made of fine flavor particles that allow for greater surface contact and flavor distribution, Spray Dry Flavor provides the fermented aged notes unique to TABASCO brand products. It is completely soluble for easy applications and better surface adhesion, according to the company. And like all TABASCO Industrial Ingredients, it is kosher-parve, gluten-free, fat-free and low-sodium. It’s also halal-certified.
McIlhenny Co. recommends using 0.15 to 1.0 percent of Spray Dry Flavor in finished products and 2.5 to 15 percent in seasoning bases. Measuring in at 2,500 to 7,500 Scoville heat units (SHU), the product provides the flavor and heat profiles that many food processors are seeking. It’s available in a 50-pound bag-in-box.