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Kalsec, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a leading global producer of natural taste and sensory solutions, colours and food protection for the food and beverage industry. Their all natural, high quality and innovative ingredient solutions make products look better, taste better, and last longer®.



Functional ingredients and Solutions

Food Protection- Antioxidants 

Give your food an extended shelf life using Kalsec’s cutting edge antioxidant blends.  Many customers are looking for “healthy” oils in their products. Healthy oils with less saturated fat often present a challenge of faster development of off aromas, especially in conditions such as frying. Antioxidants can be effectively used to protect fried snacks (for instance flavoured and unflavoured crisps, chips, nuts and seeds) against oxidation, resulting in enhanced consumer shelf appeal through increased colour stability and improved shelf-life due to oxidative stability, leading to reduced food waste.

Herbalox® Rosemary Extracts

  • Natural extracts of rosemary
  • Standardized antioxidant activity
  • Standardized flavour- regular, HT, XT

Duralox® Oxidation Management Systems

  • Synergistic blend of Herbalox® and other natural antioxidants
  • Tocopherol
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Citric acid
  • Green tea extract (catechins)
  • Acerola (ascorbic acid)

Taste & Sensory Solutions 

Using their global and regional expertise, Kalsec delivers creative, authentic, and consistent Taste & Sensory solutions. From capturing the full taste of chilli, to providing culinary dimensions for rich flavour profiles, Kalsec Taste & Sensory Solutions are your source for natural and authentic flavours for all savoury food.

 Kalsec chefs and food scientists collaborate to create a distinctive portfolio of flavour profiles driven by more than just iconic and trending global cuisines, but also the dynamic flavours created through the culinary art of cooking. Kalsec’s inspiration for flavours is not only true to the ingredient, but also the cooking techniques, providing you with the culinary building blocks to help construct the flavours you envision for your product line.


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Spice and Herb Extracts

Spice and Herb Extracts are the building blocks of Kalsec’s Taste & Sensory Solutions. Our extensive portfolio will cater for all taste profiles you are looking to achieve for your product range.

Hot and Spicy Creations

  • Capsicum
  • Zero Degrees® Pepper Flavours
  • HeatSync® Systems
  • Fusionary® Heat Products
  • Speciality Peppers

Culinary Garlic, Onion, and Speciality Alliums

Alliums are a core ingredient and the key to enhancing the flavour of every dish across all cuisines and cultures. Kalsec offer a range of alliums:

  • Core alliums
    • Garlic and Onion
    • Available in different formats: Oleoresin, Aquaresin® or water soluble/dispersible
  • Creative Kitchen Alliums
    • Alliums plus a culinary cooking technique
    • Fried Garlic, Onion or Shallot
  • Speciality Alliums
    • Create a more enhanced flavour experience with speciality alliums
    • Spring Onion, Chive, Leek, Shallot, Yellow and Red Onion

Culinary Creations

  • European Cuisine
  • North, Central and South American Cuisine
  • African Cuisine
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine
  • Asian Cuisine

Clean Label

  • Expeller Pressed Extracts
  • Simply Aquaresin® Extracts
  • Organic Suitable & Organic Certified
  • Essential Oils
  • Standard Oleoresins



Interactive tasting kits are available for customers. These showcase our Taste products, on a particular theme/trend, including :


  • Asian Culinary Collection
  • Heat Management Collection
  • Mexican Culinary Collection
  • Middle East & African Culinary Collection
  • Allium Culinary Collection
  • BBQ Culinary Collection




Product visual appearance impacts purchase and perception. Trust Kalsec’s naturally derived clean label colour solutions to ensure bright and stable hues, available in a range of solubility formats to suit your application.

  • Vegetone® Colour Systems
    • Clean, bright hues from naturally source carotenoid and anthocyanin pigments.
  • Durabrite® High Stability Colours
    • High-stability colours, created by carefully extracting selected raw materials and incorporating Kalsec’s patented stabilisaton system.
  • Naturebrite® Colouring Foodstuffs
    • Minimally processed ingredients with colouring properties, these offer the cleanest label declaration.




Seeking further inspiration? 

Crafting Taste: Quarterly publication with trends, insights & opportunities to create culinary experiences consumers will crave.  Crafting Taste Magazine | Issue No. 2 - Kalsec

Top food trend predictions: Kalsec analysed the food trend lists from top industry sources and consolidated the top 10 food trends for 2022 and beyond. Top Food Trend Predictions for 2022 - Kalsec

The power of extracts: Much like a builder must choose the right materials to construct a safe and durable house, food manufacturers have to choose the right ingredients to create high quality, consistent products. Cara Gu of Kalsec Shanghai, discusses how the power of extracts can help save the day. The Power of Extracts - Kalsec

Where snacks inspiration comes naturally: Bring snack concepts to life. The team of snack experts at Kalsec combine deep technical knowledge with innovative, naturally sourced products. Extended shelf life, superior colours and cravable flavour - you'll find the perfect ingredients for snack inspiration with Kalsec. Snack Inspiration | Kalsec

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