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Food Plating Techniques and Tools for the Perfect Food Presentation
November 12, 2020
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Whether you’re a home chef looking to share exciting recipes and images with your followers, or a restaurant owner or chef looking to improve the overall dining experience, plating your food properly can make all the difference. Two particular food plating techniques and their corresponding food plating tools play an important role in getting the…

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Improve Food Products and Menu Development with Fusebiquity
October 6, 2020
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When deciding what food product to purchase in store, order at a restaurant or cook at home, it’s easy to fall back into the comfort of your well-known favorites. Rarely, do the ‘ol tried-and-trues have to compete against the risk of the unknown or the thrill of experimentation. But what if you brought those two…

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The Clockless Eating Trend Meets Today’s Flexible Schedule
September 17, 2020
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The Clockless Eating Trend Meets Today’s Flexible Schedule While clockless eating has grown in prevalence over the last decade, a considerably larger number of consumers are turning towards it during COVID. The greater demands on us all in this stressful time, as well as the flexibility of increased work-from-home positions, means all-day snacking trends are…

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Did You Know Booklet
September 9, 2020
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Check out our Did You Know Booklet and learn about the many different functional benefits of Nikken’s natural umami ingredients. Here’s what’s included:

Sodium Enhancement
Meat Enhancement
Acid Enhancement
Cheese Enhancement
MSG Replacement
Black Pepper Enhancement
Bitter Masking
Seafood Cost Savings
Freeze/Thaw Stability
Powder to Liquid Conversions
Miso Paste Versus Powders
Alternative Proteins: Pea Protein
Alternative Proteins: Soy Protein
Alternative Proteins: Chickpeas

Want more information or help with formulation? Emails sales@nikkenfoods.com to learn more!

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The Flexitarian Diet: Moderation Brings Big Benefits
September 8, 2020
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Most people who go on a diet ultimately end up failing. Why? Because their new eating regime is too restrictive. And a diet that’s too restrictive is rarely sustainable in the long run. Today’s research is clear: You can eat bountiful amounts of food; you just have to eat the right things. With a belly…

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Say When: The Timeless Popularity of Black Pepper
August 24, 2020
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“Tell me when to stop.” It’s one of the last things you hear before digging into a delicious meal outfitted with your desired amount of black pepper – the defining ingredient to kick up the spice of any salad, potatoes, meat, etc. So how does an ingredient like pepper have a place at the table…

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Rediscovering Itameshi Cuisine for a New Audience
August 10, 2020
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Itameshi Cuisine is the impossibly delicious melding of Italian cooking with Japanese ingredients. And while Italian pasta had already made its way to Japan back in the Edo period (1603 – 1868), it wasn’t until the American occupation of Japan after the second World War that classic Italian dishes like spaghetti came onto the scene…

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The Rise of the Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust
July 28, 2020
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It’s time to reinvent pizza… again! And the good news: It’s healthier than ever. While many vegans and health-conscious consumers have adopted cauliflower crust as the ingredient of choice when making their own pie, a new trend is emerging that has Nikken Foods’ seal of approval for being as delicious as it is healthy. Say…

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Unleash Umami with Smoke-Infused Flavors
July 16, 2020
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After making that first fire, it probably didn’t take long for our ancestors to get a bit curious and place their latest catch on a nearby stone so they could enjoy the smoky, tasty result. Whatever way smoked foods actually originated, the flavor profile has been pursued and perfected ever since. Indigenous cultures in the…

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Earthy Flavors Trend Takes Root in 2020
July 9, 2020
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More and more consumers are looking for earthy flavors when ordering their next meal or picking their next product off the shelf. Thanks to the “better-for-you” food choices that have powered an all-natural ingredient movement, earthy flavors are a big part of the conversation for restaurant and food and beverage CPG brands as they seek…

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