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Reduce fat in crumb-coated snacks

Source:Food Bev Asia

Date Published:2/13/2019 11:02:50 AM

With ZeroFry, an innovative coating system for crumb-coated snacks, manufacturers don’t have to pre-fry or deep-fry their products, so fat and calories are reduced in the process.  

Crisp Sensation, food coating system experts based in Switzerland, enable manufacturers to produce crispy, crumb-coated snacks without the need for pre-frying or deep-frying. This breakthrough innovation is suited to the needs of health-conscious consumers who do not want to compromise on taste or convenience. ZeroFry coatings guarantee the same crunchy sensation and taste as pre-fried products, but allow for a fat reduction of 50 per cent and a considerable reduction in calories too. Neither the production process, nor the final preparation requires deep-frying: ZeroFry crumbed products can be prepared in an oven or airfryer.  

Crumb-coated products are among the most popular snack products globally. Until now, it was only possible to achieve a crunchy outer coating and moist core by deep-frying or,  in the case of convenience products designed to be oven-heated at home, by pre-frying using considerable amounts of fat during the production process. Thanks to ZeroFry, however, manufacturers of crumb-coated snacks now can offer a healthier, yet tasty and convenient, alternative.

Crumb-coated food products remain crisp when coated with ZeroFry from Crisp Sensation. (Photo © Crisp Sensation)

Even without pre-frying or deep-frying, crumb-coated snacks will remain crisp when coated with ZeroFry, says Crisp Sensation. (Photo © Crisp Sensation) 

Manufacturers will also profit from several technical and processing advantages: As pre-deepfrying is no longer necessary, production output is not limited to the capacities of the deep-fryer – often the bottleneck in the production line of crumb-coated snacks. The existing line set-up can still be used with the addition of an oil sprayer. Another benefit is that significant savings on oil, energy and cleaning can be achieved, as well as an increase in production and product safety. For substrates that don´t require heating or cooking, this step in the production process can be skipped.

With ZeroFry, the typical Crisp Sensation benefits remain unchanged: Their long-lasting, outstanding crispy bite, along with a juicy core that does not dry out, and the large variety of preparation methods at home such as oven or airfryer; or Turbochef, Merrychef or impingement ovens in food service and even on airplanes. But as a visually appealing appearance is also important, aside from having less fat and fewer calories, ZeroFry-coated products also have an appetising gold-brown crust.

Christien van Beusekom, Chief Technical Officer at Crisp Sensation, says: “We are proud to be able to bring this innovation to market. Snacking is an emerging global trend, so there is a real need to make snack products healthier without compromising on taste and texture. With ZeroFry, we also tackle the issue of acrylamide in fried products by offering safe alternatives. With this safe and tasty solution, snack manufacturers around the globe can easily adjust their range to modern nutrition needs.”

 

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