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METHOCEL™ is Dow’s family of highly versatile plant based stabilizers that help many products – from whipped toppings to ready meals and snacks – maintain their shape and texture from production to consumption even after preparation, packaging, shipping, freezing, thawing and reheating. They also allow food manufacturers to make healthier and more satisfying reduced-fat, gluten-free, egg-free, vegetarian and vegan foods without compromising on taste, look or feel.
METHOCEL™ Stabilizer for Texture Enhancement Solutions
METHOCEL™ plant-based stabilizers ensure that ingredients are bound together, improving the formability and cohesion of food ingredients that normally do not exhibit ‘stickiness’ of foods. This allows the foods to retain their shape and uniformity and reduces their tendency to break during processing, handling, storage and cooking.
Dow’s METHOCEL™ product range offers cohesiveness at low temperatures and structural integrity at higher temperatures, giving outstanding texture development, with excellent succulence and juiciness. For meat products (including cold cuts), vegan and vegetarian products eaten at lower consumption temperature, METHOCEL™ Bind stabilizer can offer improved texture and structure.
Dow’s METHOCEL™ stabilizer portfolio, including METHOCEL™ Foam stabilizer, adds unique heat stability to the structure of whipped and foamed ingredients like whipped toppings and non-dairy creams. It also ensures fast and stable aeration in whipped toppings, cream cheese and ice-creams.
METHOCEL™ can also assist in reduced fat whipped toppings, ice creams, cheese fillings, and dairy products while maintaining the creamy, rich taste and texture of full-fat versions. Relative fat reduction in the final food will vary by application.
METHOCEL™ Heatset stabilizer helps food manufacturers lock in their fillings to prevent boilout and improve product structure in fried, microwaved, boiled and baked foods. In addition, METHOCEL™ Heatset enhances the hot mouth-feel of foods, resulting in a consistent texture and a more satisfying product.
METHOCEL™ Stabilizer for Health Solutions
METHOCEL™ stabilizer gluten replacement technology replaces some of the functionality of gluten. This makes the handling of batters and dough easier and more consistent in gluten-free bakery products. The product also provides a controlled crumb structure and volume, preventing the collapse of products during baking. Dow’s new offering in gluten free solutions also makes the breads softer.
METHOCEL™ plant-based stabilizer offers food manufacturers an easy-to-use and cost-effective solution to help create reduced-egg or egg-free products by mimicking the structural functionality of eggs. As METHOCEL™ is derived from plants and completely free of any animal sourced content, it allows food manufacturers to extend their food offering with vegan products. By replacing egg, METHOCEL™ eliminates the concern of variable costs and seasonal fluctuation in egg quality, allowing for more consistent removal of an allergen on the food product label.
METHOCEL™ plant-based stabilizer offers food manufacturers easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for reduced-meat or meat-free products like soy patties, meat analogues, vegetarian or vegan burgers, and many more. Derived from plants and completely free of any animal-sourced content, METHOCEL™ is suitable for vegan products. METHOCEL™ also eliminates concerns about variable costs, enabling more consistent product pricing.
METHOCEL™ plant-based stabilizer can be used to formulate meat, dairy, and bakery products that not only have significantly lower calories and a reduced fat profile, but also look appealing and taste great. This stabilizer can be used to replace fat content in foods. Including the replacement of saturated and hydrogenated fats with alternatives such as Omega-9, sunflower and olive oils. In meat products and meat analogues, METHOCEL™ can reduce fat by 60% without sacrificing taste, texture or succulence. Unlike other fat replacers, METHOCEL™ brings a juicy, succulent texture and the firm 'bite' of full-fat meat products.
METHOCEL™ also enables creation of reduced-fat sauces, condiment and glazes with up to 65% less fat. In bakery products, METHOCEL™ allows you to create bakery products that have a soft crumb structure, great volume and moistness with 50% less fat.