Company: Xingfa Group
Ingredient Snapshot: Hubei Xingfa (Xingfa), a Fortune China 500 company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) and the largest manufacturer of specialty phosphates in China, announced that its portfolio of specialty compounds for high-quality food products with improved texture, yield and sensory appeal is now available in North America.
“Xingfa’s specialty compounds portfolio combines the key functionalities required for the development of high-quality foods, with a reliable, sustainable, high-quality ingredient supply,” said Larry Esposito, Xingfa’s business vice president, Food & Beverage, Pharma & Nutrition and Infrastructure. “Our vertically integrated operations give us complete control of the supply chain, providing our customers with unmatched reliability, traceability and sustainability.”
Xingfa’s specialty compounds are made from high-quality raw materials that undergo advanced mixing processes, which produce a wide range of pH options that can be used in a variety of food applications. The benefits of Xingfa’s specialty compounds are described below.
Bakery: In baked goods, Xingfa’s double-acting, aluminum-free specialty compounds act as leavening agents to control gas release during the cooking process, which greatly enhances the volume, appearance, taste and texture of bakery products.
Cheese: Xingfa’s specialty compound for cheese offers better ion exchange capability, with no creaming reaction, while enhancing protein emulsifying properties; reducing moisture loss during storage; extending shelf life; and improving structure and texture.
“In addition to offering ingredients for each of these industries, Xingfa can also create custom compounds to suit our customers’ specific and evolving needs,” Esposito said. “Our technical team is equipped with a state-of-the-art R&D lab to provide food manufacturers with innovative options for developing high-quality products and addressing formulation challenges.”