Nestlé is establishing a collaboration with a US life sciences company, Chromocell Corporation, to identify compounds with the potential to be used as taste-giving ingredients in a range of foods.
The collaborative project will help advance Nestlé’s nutrition, health and wellness agenda by enabling the company to further enhance the nutritional profile of its products.
Chromocell which is based in New Jersey, will use its proprietary ‘Chromovert’ technology to screen libraries of ingredients to detect those that provide similar or equally pleasing tastes to salt.
It is hoped the technique, which enables researchers to screen a wide selection of compounds, will lead to the discovery of new flavours.
These could in future help Nestlé to reduce the amount of salt used in its products while preserving the tastes consumers are used to.