PentaBase - Frequently
can we get formulas for the usage of the PentaBase items in different applications?
interactive Excel formula at www.soup-base.com/formulas.html
enables the user to choose the required flavors and the target applications.
The resulted formula provides the developer a starting point for the product
development using the PentaBase. The formula also enables to adjust
complementary parameters like: saltiness, sweetness, thickness, costing
and so on. In the formula it is also possible to put the costs of
the raw materials and to automatically get the total costing of the ingredients
of the product.
the general technological guidance given for the implementation of the
PentaBase, is there a possibility for technological support for specific
provides technological guidance to any specific requirement. In cases
of mass-industrial plants, we also give in-site support in the plant itself,
while participating in the pilot trials in the customer's production facilities.
We also offer the possibility for tailor-made development of new flavors.
the usage of the PentaBase affect the costing of the final product?
PentaBase usage may reduce the total costing of the formula. By using
the PentaBase, based on our recommended formulas, the user may reduce or
omit the usage of expensive ingredients such as: chicken and meat extracts,
flavor enhancers, milk solids, natural extracts and more. In the
interactive formula, it is possible to balance between the quality and
the costing by choosing the proffered option in the "Richness" selection
the formulas, it is sometimes recommend adding monosodium glutamate (MSG)
to the product. How can the PentaBase be implemented without the
usage of MSG?
in part of the recommended applications it is recommended to add MSG to
the products in order to enrich its taste. However, none of the PentaBase
items contain added MSG. Thus, the PentaBase can be used also without
the MSG addition. For rich products without added MSG, it is recommended
to use the natural items of the PentaBase series. Using this natural
PentaBase sub-category, the full flavor enhancement can be reached, without
the addition of MSG, without any compromise in the quality.
a product without addition of MSG, can it be stated that "the product does
not contain MSG"?
is the sodium salt of the natural amino acid, Glutamic acid. The
fact that pure MSG is not added does not mean that the product is MSG free.
Glutamates are naturally found in many natural products like all types
of meats, yeast, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, milk, tomato and more.
Also most of the PentaBase items contain natural glutamates, which naturally
exists in the yeast that is included in part of the PentaBase items.
Thus, writing "MSG free" of "No MSG" or something similar, might be considered
by some of the authorities in different countries as a misleading statement.
However, in most of the countries, if MSG is not being directly added to
the product, there is no need to include it in the ingredient declaration
of the product. In any case, this issue shall be specifically examined
according to the specific local regulations in the relevant countries.
the PentaBase suitable also for instant soups to be prepared by stirring
with boiling water?
For instant soup mixes, two major parameters are required: (1) All of the
pieces (dehydrated vegetables, dehydrated meats, noodles, etc.) which are
added to the soup mixes have to be instant. For this purpose, it
is recommended to use freeze-dried vegetables and meats, instead of air-dried
ones. There is also need to use instant noodles, instead of standard
ones. Naturally, freeze dried vegetables, as well as instant noodles,
are more expensive than the standard ones. (2) All the added starches
have to be instant, i.e., the flour and the cornstarch have to be replaced
with instant starch. The PentaBase fits for both purposes: cooked
soup mixes and instant soup mixes.
can we manufacture bouillon cubes or stock cubes using the PentaBase?
What is the required machinery?
our joint web-site with the two leading manufacturers of the stock/bouillon
cube machineries, Bosch/Sapal and Bonals: www.stock-cubes.com.
would like to produce dry mixes with the PentaBase. Can you recommend
about the preparation procedure?
more information about industrial manufacturing of dry mixes visit www.soup-base.com/drymixes.html.
As for laboratory trials, the same procedure can be followed by using a
food processor or a mixer. If a food processor is being used, while
adding pieces (in the final stages), the mixing shall be done without sharp
type of fat shall be used for soup and sauce mix manufacturing? Can fat
powder be used?
most recommended type is hydrogenated palm fat with melting point of about
45-50°C. There is an importance also for the quality of the fat,
in order to avoid oxidation of the final product. As for fat powder,
although it is more comfortable for usage, there might be two disadvantages:
(1) higher costs in comparison to hydrogenated fat, (2) in the production
process, the melted fat also functions as a protector for aromas and flavors.
type of mixer shall be used for dry mix manufacturing?
of the paddle mixers and the ribbon mixers may be suitable for this purpose.
In order to avoid the occurrence of lumps, it is recommended to use a mixer
equipped with a lump crusher (which is an additional fast motor with blades).
Contact us in order to be referred to potential suppliers of mixers.
are interesting in the wholesale purchasing of the final soup and sauce
mixes with the PentaBase. Would it be possible to refer us to an
appropriate source for that?
is possible to get a wide range of soup mixes, based on the PentaBase,
from our Hungarian joint company Creo-Foods. Please contact Creo-Foods
the PentaBase series available also from a non-Israeli origin?
the PentaBase can be also supplied from a European production site.
Please be in contact with us.
is the custom (HS) code for the PentaBase?
the PentaBase Kosher certified?
Kosher Parve, under the supervision of the Ramat-Yishai Rabbinate - Rabbi
Josef Yitzhak Volosov.
Any formula, advice or technological assistance is given by Pentaor or
its representatives as a gratuitous general advice, to be examined and
approved by the customer. It is also the responsibility of the customer
to ensure the conformity of the products to the laws, regulations and patents
in force in the countries where they may be implemented.