Reddish based EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world, has launched eight new organic blends in time for Organic September, five seasonings and three stuffing mixes.
The new herb and spice blends, inspired by flavours from the Americas, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Britain, are the first in a series of in-demand, organic additions to EHL’s popular range of seasonings and marinades.
The blends include Barbecue, Mediterranean style, Pepper, lemon and herb, Caribbean style, and spicy Mexican, which can be rubbed onto meat, sprinkled over vegetables, or added to burger mixes, coatings and breadcrumbs.
EHL has also created three new organic stuffing blends: Onion and mixed herb, Garlic, tomato and herb, and Sultana, lemon and mixed spice. The stuffing mixes add flavour and texture to traditional roast dinners and Mediterranean style dishes.
The blends are ideal for food manufacturers and meat processors to add to Mediterranean, Caribbean, American and Mexican style dishes, including soups, stews, tagines, chilli and curry dishes, BBQ foods and British roast dinners, as well as for vegetarian and vegan starters and main meals, or as additions to meat dishes.
Food manufacturers and processors looking to create quality organic dishes, which are also allergen-free, for supermarket shelves or foodservice outlets should start stocking up on these versatile new blends in time for Organic September.
According to The Soil Association, UK sales of organic products increased by four per cent last year and shoppers spent an extra £1.4 million a week on organic products, year on year. The research also revealed that retailers have indicated that shoppers are becoming more and more health conscious, and organic products offer answers to questions about food quality and provenance.
Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, says: “Our conventional ingredient blends are performing well since their launch last year and, following customer demand and several months of research and development, we are now able to offer a selection of these popular organic herb and spice blends and mixes.
“We’re aiming for our organic blends to provide inspiration for food manufacturers to create end products to meet market trends and consumer demand for quality, international organic dishes, especially in the run up to Organic September.
“We’re delighted with the continued growth of our organic ingredients and products and we put our success in the organic arena down to several key factors – health benefits, an increase in consumer awareness, education on organic foods and healthier eating, and the consistent high quality of our products.
“It’s important for food manufacturers to stay one step ahead and use popular, quality organic products that consumers will love and buy time and again.
The Company, that expanded back in 2014, supplies around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 50 custom blends.