Eight new organic blends from EHL Ingredients

 

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[1].

 

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.

 

“With Organic September boosting awareness of the benefits and availability of organic foods, and with The Soil Association predicting more opportunities for future growth, we look forward to strengthening our position in this burgeoning marketplace and we would expect to see a further five per cent increase in sales of our organic ingredients during the remainder of 2015.”

 

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality organic ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe. These eight new additions take EHL’s blends range to 30 in total.

 

As well as the new organic blends, EHL stocks around 200 organic ingredients, including herbs and spices, beans, lentils and peas, herbs, nuts and dried fruits, seeds and flakes, grains and rice, oils, vinegars, salts, sugars and syrups, as well as other ingredients such as flour, honey and fruit concentrates.

 

It also offers bespoke organic herb and spice blends which can be sold as ready-made mixes or marinades. Its products are available to food manufacturers and meat processors, wholesalers and cash and carries, co-packers, multiple retailers, health food stores and large co-operatives.

 

To ensure that all EHL’s ingredients are 100 per cent organic, it carries out a rigorous auditing process for all of its suppliers. Additionally, at its headquarters in Stockport, Cheshire, it follows strict hygiene procedures to ensure that there is no cross-contamination, providing the very best in quality for its customers.

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EHL Ingredients’ recipe for success

EHL Ingredients, Reddish, has achieved year-end sales of £5.8 million, aiming to reach £6 million by the end of 2016, marking the strongest sales figures ever for the food ingredients supplier with further growth, expansion and recruitment planned.

The last 12 months have seen some landmark developments from EHL Ingredients including the purchase of an additional 6,000 square metre warehouse facility on the Broadstone Industrial Estate, the investment in a new, larger blending machine, the recruitment of a new product development manager and a technical sales executive, as well as the launch of 22 new blends and a range of ingredients for horse feed.

EHL also witnessed a notable increase in demand for hotter and spicier food ingredients, including its conventional and organic dried Mexican chillies and coconut, among its target audience of food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

The company is planning further growth and expansion and is on a recruitment drive looking for sales executives.

Sales and Marketing Director, Tasneem Backhouse, says:

“We are delighted with our end of year sales figures and we’re now aiming to achieve £6 million by the end of 2016. Our new ingredient blends have had very positive feedback so far and we will be continuing to push this side of the business, especially over the summer BBQ season and in the run up to Christmas.

“We’re also finding that our customers are requesting larger quantities of our food ingredients and the new warehouse, new machinery and taking on of new staff allows us to efficiently deal with these bigger orders.

“We predict our areas of growth for the rest of 2015 to be within the new blends, free-from and organic as well as hotter food ingredients, to meet demand for spicier dishes. Ingredients for horse and pet feed is also an area we will concentrate on this year, as there is an opening in the market for organic herbs such as mint, garlic, fennel and turmeric for racehorses, thoroughbreds as well as food ingredients for household pet food.

“We put our success down to several key factors; our responsiveness to customer demand and consumer trends, a strong sales team, quality organic and conventional products, our new product development team, a reliable service and our positive profile in the food industry press. We are confident about our progress as a business and have consolidated our position in this highly competitive market place.”

EHL currently employs 28 staff and is recruiting for several roles including sales executives.

The company supplies around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 70 custom blends. EHL Ingredients’ products are sold into the food manufacturing, wholesale, retail and catering sectors and used in end products, such as breads and bakery items, ready meals, healthy snacks and soups and sauces. They are also sold to speciality food shops, delis and organic retailers across the UK.

The company was awarded its fourth grade A BRC certification once again in December last year. This gives EHL’s customers the reassurance of the company’s quality and safety management processes and opens up new growth opportunities for the business.

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EHL Ingredients launches special spices for BBQ Week

 

As National Barbecue Week approaches (May 26th – June 1st), EHL Ingredients reports an increase in demand for its special barbeque blends.

 

EHL launched a versatile range of herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings at the end of 2014, available to food retailers, which are perfect for use on barbecued meat and vegetable products.

 

The company has noticed a 10% increase in demand for its special barbecue blends, reflective of the growing demand from retailers looking to source authentic herbs and spices that can be used in barbecue food products.

 

Grouped into six key categories, the ingredient blends include a complete burger mix, four dry marinades, six specialty blends, three textured coaters, five everyday seasonings, and a complete sausage mix. The products offer a wide range of applications and can enhance the flavour of all meat and vegetarian dishes traditionally served at a barbecue.

 

Speciality blends are a versatile ingredient addition to dry mix kits or for inclusion in burger formulations, while the gourmet burger mix offers a herb, spice and breadcrumb blend that delivers on both flavour and texture.

 

The dry marinades include Aromatic Oriental, Deep South Dixie BBQ, Spicy Spanish, Garlic and Lemon, and Italian-style tomato, black pepper and mixed herbs. They are easy to use and the versatility of the flavours allows them to be used with different proteins. Speciality blends consist of Berber spice, Mexican adobo, Sharma kebab mix, Creole, West Indian jerk and Za’tar seasonings – serving as interesting alternatives to the traditional barbecue flavours. These are highly concentrated so offer economical benefits as only a small amount needs to be included in the recipes to make a big impact.

 

Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, comments: “Barbecue season has arrived early this year with the recent UK sunshine enticing consumer appetites for summery flavours. Events such as National Barbecue Week help to raise awareness and boost sales of certain ingredients as retailers look for the next big thing in barbecue.

 

“Authenticity and provenance are key factors for us, and as such we always go the extra mile to ensure that our ingredients are sourced from quality suppliers with full traceability to the country of origin, so consumers can rest assured that the product they are getting is 100% authentic. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, with consumers more discerning than ever before, food manufacturers will need to invest in a quality selection of herbs and spices for barbecue foods to ensure successful end products that consumers will love.”

 

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe.

 

EHL’s herb and spice blends are available direct to UK food retailers, and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.

 

To discuss your requirements or to find out more about the blends email info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or call 0161 480 7902.

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EHL Ingredients springs into Easter with new marinade

With Easter just around the corner, EHL Ingredients has created a new mint, garlic and rosemary marinade, which will perfectly complement spring lamb cuts and give a welcome new twist to traditional Easter foods.

The newly developed marinade taps into demand for modern new herb mixes and this versatile blend is perfect for food manufacturers, butchers, chefs and caterers to add to spring lamb that will result in a tasty meal.

The leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world also supplies dried fruit mixes and sweet spice blends that are tasty additions to baked Easter goods. In addition, EHL offers fish seasonings – ideal for traditional fare over the Easter break.

Food manufacturers and processors looking to create quality Easter dishes for supermarket shelves or foodservice outlets should start stocking up on this versatile new lamb marinade, as well as EHL’s popular blends and food ingredients.

The new Easter mint, garlic and rosemary marinade joins EHL’s 22-strong range of herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings, offering a variety of ways to enhance the flavour of lamb, beef, poultry, pork and vegetable dishes.

Tasneem Backhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at EHL ingredients, says: “Flavoursome, versatile lamb dishes are top of the menu at Easter – both in the home and in foodservice outlets. As such, our new marinade is the perfect accompaniment to lamb dishes, as Brits are enjoying high quality, traditional British foods. British consumers are always looking for the next big food trend and we are confident that our new marinade will be a popular choice.

“Our sweet spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and allspice are the ideal addition to seasonal baked goods, breads, loaves, and desserts as are our dried fruit mixes. Our fish seasoning, launched at the end of 2014, has been a popular option in the first few months of this year with Easter set to be a key time of year for this multipurpose blend.”

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe.
EHL Ingredients can offer organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.

EHL’s new blends are available direct to food manufacturers and butchers and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. The products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.

To discuss your requirements or to find out more about the new Easter marinade or any other spice blends, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk, email info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or call 0161 480 7902.

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EHL Ingredients spices up the humble pie for British Pie Week

EHL Ingredients predicts pie trends as specialty spice blends are tipped to be the manufacturers’ favourite ahead of British Pie Week.

As British Pie Week approaches (2nd to 9th March), EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of natural food ingredients is experiencing a significant increase in demand for its spicier specialty blends to add to pie fillings.

Pie manufacturers should stock up on herb and spice blends to offer pies with a difference. Forget plain pastry with flavourless fillings, EHL offers a versatile range of quality herbs, spices and curry mixes in various strengths. Sharma kebab, Mexican adobo, Berber spice and pepper blends are but a few examples of mixes used to create unusual pie fillings, ensuring there is nothing humble about British Pie Week. These are highly concentrated so offer economical benefits as only a small amount needs to be included in the recipes to make a big impact on the flavour of the end product.

32 per cent of British consumers who eat ethnic food now say they enjoy spicier foods more than they have done in previous years , and EHL expects this trend to extend to Pie Week, as modern takes on traditional pie fillings, such as chicken tikka, balti, steak and chilli, are becoming a popular fixture on supermarket shelves.

Consumers are experiencing and enjoying cuisines from around the world and it’s important for food manufacturers to keep up with this trend by combining national favourites with emerging alternatives.

Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, says: “With British consumers developing tastes for hotter and spicier foods, British Pie Week is the perfect opportunity for food manufacturers to embrace alternative twists on the classics, by including more exotic ingredients and flavours in their pie products.

“Pies are iconic in British culinary history and while fillings considered to be the “classics”, such as cheese and onion, and steak and kidney, will always be popular, as the nation’s culture continues to diversify, so does its taste in food and we love the idea of putting a spicy spin on a classic.

“Our specialty blends are already performing well since being introduced to the market at the end of 2014 and we are experiencing an increase in demand from manufacturers looking to inject exciting fiery flavours in to their pies to satisfy British consumer demand.”

In addition, EHL offers beef, fish, and all-purpose seasonings, pink, green and white pepper blends, mixed herbs, as well as chicken and BBQ seasonings in conventional and organic formats – ideal for traditional pie fillings.

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe.

EHL Ingredients can offer allergen-free and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate on bespoke formulations for new products.

EHL’s ingredients and spice blends are available direct to pie manufacturers, food processors and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.

To discuss your requirements or to find out more about the new blends, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk , email info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or call 0161 480 7902.

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EHL’s ingredients for success in 2015

Low FODMAP diets, increasingly spicy foods and super healthy ‘convenience’ ingredients are set for a surge in popularity in 2015 according to EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world.

 

EHL predicts that manufacturers will look to cater to developing consumer tastes for hotter and spicier ingredients, as well as to health conscious consumers following free-from diets and looking for a diverse range of healthy ingredients to include in adventurous home cooking.

 

Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, offers the following insights and predictions on the food ingredient sector for 2015.

 

Low FODMAP foods

A FODMAP is a dietary sugar that is poorly absorbed by the body and a low FODMAP diet involves restricting foods containing fermentable oligo-saccharides, di-saccharides, mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP).

 

Backhouse says: “FODMAP is fast becoming a new buzzword on the health and nutrition scene and the low FODMAP diet is aimed specifically at IBS sufferers, as it can help prevent the symptoms. The diet will also appeal to those who follow allergen-free diets and consumers looking to follow the next big food trend.

 

“We are seeing increases in sales of ingredients that can be used in gluten- and allergen-free foods, and we predict that this demand will grow in 2015 as low FODMAP diets increase in popularity. Foods suitable for those following this diet include a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, cereals, nuts, seeds and grains, and we are already seeing an increase in demand for foods we consider to be low FODMAP friendly. For example, we’ve seen demand for almonds and walnuts increase by 20 per cent over the past year, while demand for coconut has increased for 15 per cent.

 

“As consumers become more aware of FODMAPs, food manufacturers should look to introduce labeling which draws attention to foods suitable for those following this diet. We predict that bakery, snacks and breakfast foods are going to be among the first areas of growth for FODMAP friendly foods.”

 

 

Spicy foods

EHL predicts that demand for increasingly spicy ingredients is set to grow in 2015, as market reports suggest that UK consumer tastes are rapidly changing to prefer spicy foods.

 

“32 per cent of British consumers who eat ethnic food now say they enjoy spicier foods more than they have done in previous years[1], and we have already witnessed an increase in demand from food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers looking to stock spicy ingredients and hotter chillies in line with developing consumer tastes.

 

“At EHL, we have witnessed a 40 per cent surge in enquiries for bhut jolokia (ghost chilli), scotch bonnet and habanero chillies, all particularly spicy varieties of chilli that are often used in dishes from South America, the Middle East, India and the Caribbean.”

 

“The growing popularity of spicy food ingredients can also be attributed to the positive media coverage it has received in 2014, highlighting the health benefits of capsaicin, a compound found in chilli peppers that gives them their heat. This compound has been proven to reduce the risk of bowel cancer, the third most common type of cancer in the UK[2].

 

“Consumers are experiencing and enjoying cuisines from around the world more and more, and it’s important for manufacturers to recognise this trend and develop dishes with an extra hot option.

 

“At the end of 2014, we introduced a new range of 20 herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings to tap into the growing popularity of world cuisines, particularly from the Tex Mex, Asian, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and African regions. These blends are already performing well with Berber spice, Mexican adobo, Sharma kebab mix, Creole, West Indian jerk and Za’tar the most popular so far.”

 

Convenience for the adventurous home cook

Home cooking and entertaining is becoming increasingly popular, and consumers are looking to create more impressive and complex recipes while remaining health conscious.

 

“The huge popularity of TV cookery programmes has boosted the status of home cooking, and as a result consumers are constantly looking to try something different and unique, seeking to incorporate the next big ‘superfood’ into their meals.

 

“Food manufacturers and retailers must remain aware of this developing trend to ensure they are meeting demand and making these niche products more readily available, increasing convenience for the consumer.

 

“Chia seeds and Goji berries are two such foods that have received a great deal of positive media attention. Goji berries have been scientifically proven to protect the liver[3] and can be used in a wide variety of baked goods including breads, cakes, muffins and biscuits. Chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre and can be added to a wide range of sweet and savoury dishes to increase the nutritional value. Both ingredients can be easily incorporated into dishes to enhance their complexity, sophistication, health credentials and overall appeal.

 

“At EHL, we have seen an in increase in demand for these ingredients and we expect this to increase further into 2015 as healthy eating is high on consumers’ agenda and is heavily promoted in the media.”

 

EHL’s ingredients are available via wholesalers, distributor and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in quantities from 1 to 25kgs and in poly pots of 250 and 500g.

Contact EHL Ingredients for details of your nearest supplier.

 

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EHL launches two festive blends in time for Christmas

EHL Ingredients has launched two new seasonal stuffing mixes to bring a new twist to traditional blends and spice up festive fare, Christmas dinners and accompaniments.
The blends include a sage, onion, apple and lemon stuffing and a warm winter spice with apricot and herb stuffing mix, which features a festive mixture of allspice, ginger, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg, apricot, thyme and parsley.
The leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world also supplies mulled wine blends, dried fruit mixes and mixed seasonal spices.
Food manufacturers and processors looking to create quality Christmas dishes for supermarket shelves or foodservice outlets should start stocking up on these versatile new blends and popular ingredients and from EHL.
The stuffing mixes are the result over four months’ research and development and following rigorous trials, tests and tastings the new stuffing mixes are now available to the food manufacturing industry. The versatile mixes can be added to meat main course dishes, such as prepared turkey or beef joints, or used in dry format to create stuffing mixtures and balls.
EHL can supply these new blends under short lead times if required, can collaborate with brands and food manufacturers developing new products and can also offer advice on new and existing formulations.
EHL also offers a mulled wine and cider blend, which includes a balanced combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Mixed spices and dried fruits are also a winter winner as they have such a wide variety of applications. EHL’s premium ground mixed spice blend is the perfect product to use in a variety of Christmas-themed recipes while dried fruits and mixed peel are also key ingredients for baked goods such as Christmas puddings, stollen and fruit loaves as well as modern recipes, such as spiced orange and cranberry cake and mince pie cupcakes.
Tasneem Backhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at EHL Ingredients, says: “Following demand for new and innovative additions to traditional Christmas dinners and other festive recipes, we have developed these two unique, new stuffing blends. British consumers are always looking for the next big food trend, especially around Christmas, and our new stuffing mixes are certain to be a popular choice.
“It’s important for food manufacturers to stay one step ahead and use interesting, quality products that consumers will love and buy time and again. Creating tasty and authentic foods is important to meet consumer demand and with our new blends and our popular seasonal spices food manufacturers, processors and bakers can rest assured they are using only the highest quality ingredients in their end products.
“Christmas is always a key period for us and our quality spices are perfect for many types of bakery items, ready meals and Christmas-themed dishes and accompaniments.”
“We can also offer organic and allergen-free varieties if required.
“Now is an exciting time for EHL as we continue to expand our product range, invest in new team members and machinery and we are well on track to meet our end-of-year sales targets.”
All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe. The team is already working on blends for Christmas and a sweet ingredient range for the bakery sector.
EHL Ingredients can offer allergen-free and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.
EHL’s new blends are available direct to food manufacturers and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.

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EHL Ingredients adds five natural additions to horse feed range

Building on its success in the equine feed sector, EHL Ingredients is introducing five new products for horse feed and supplement manufacturers.
The leading importer, blender and packer of natural and organic ingredients is adding turmeric, fennel, fenugreek, psyllium and agnus castus to the range, taking the total number of horse feed ingredients to 15.
Available now via wholesalers and distributors, the quality products are sold in bulk quantities and are aimed at animal feed and supplement manufacturers, processors and packers. They can be used alone or added to horse feed mixes to create bespoke formulations.
The ingredients all come in conventional and premium organic varieties and are suitable for racing horses and thoroughbreds. They are available in bulk quantities, from 1kg, 3kg and 5kg bags to full 20 or 25kg sacks and have a shelf-life of up to 18 months, when stored in a cool, dry environment.
EHL Ingredients has been sourcing natural and organic ingredients from around the world for over 18 years and it is using its expert sourcing and distribution capabilities to obtain and supply the finest, highest quality natural and organic ingredients for animal feed products.
Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, says: “Since we launched our ingredients for horses earlier this year we have experienced positive feedback from existing and new horse feed customers and following demand, we have added these five new products to the range to really boost our offering. These can be used on their own or added to horse feed blends and supplements to enhance the flavour of equine feed and to support horse health and wellbeing.
“We are delighted to be able to offer customers in the animal feed sector our high quality range of ingredients in a format that suits their needs and we look forward to working with horse feed manufacturers across the UK.”
“All our ingredients are available in organic format too, as we have experienced demand from racehorse owners for premium, organic varieties.
EHL’s horse feed ingredient range also includes the finest garlic granules and powder, dried peppermint, spearmint and mixed herb blends for horse feed mixes and supplements.
Contact EHL Ingredients for details of your nearest supplier or stockist.

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EHL launches 20 new international ingredient blends

EHL Ingredients is spicing up the food ingredients sector with the launch of a 20-strong range of new herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings.

Grouped into six key categories, the new ingredient blends include four dry marinades, six specialty blends, three textured coaters, five everyday seasonings, a complete burger mix and a complete sausage mix.

Katherine Davis, new product development manager at EHL Ingredients, leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world, has been working on the new range since her appointment in July 2014. Following rigorous trials, tests and tastings the 20 new blends are now available to the food industry. The products offer a wide range of applications and can enhance the flavour of ready meals, soups and sauces, curries, pie and pasty fillings and meat dishes. Speciality blends are a versatile ingredient addition to dry mix kits or for inclusion in burger and sausage formulations.

The dry marinades include Aromatic Oriental, Deep South Dixie BBQ, Spicy Spanish, Garlic and Lemon, and Italian-style tomato, black pepper and mixed herbs. They are easy to use and the versatility of the flavours allows them to be used with different proteins. Speciality blends consist of Berber spice, Mexican adobo, Sharma kebab mix, Creole, West Indian jerk and Za’tar seasonings – ideal for rubs on meat cuts or within chicken dishes, meatballs, burgers and stews. These are highly concentrated so offer economical benefits as only a small amount needs to be included in the recipes to make a big impact.

The textured coatings come in Southern fried, three herb and lemon, and crunchy curry flavours, enhancing the visual appeal of chicken, pork or fish portions, while providing distinctive flavours and textures.

Beef, fish, vegetable, chicken and all-purpose make up the everyday seasoning range, designed to enhance and provide a flavoursome background to any dish. The gourmet burger mix and premium pork sausage mix offer the complete herb, spice and breadcrumb blend that delivers on both flavour and texture.

EHL can supply these new blends under short lead times while collaborating with brands and food manufacturers in developing new products and offering advice on new and existing formulations.

Tasneem Backhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at EHL Ingredients, says: “This represents the largest ever product launch from EHL and we are confident the new blends will be popular among our existing customer base and will also appeal to new clients looking for innovative, high quality spice blends from around the world.

“British consumers are always looking for the next big food trend and we decided on these twenty new blends to tap into the growing popularity of cuisines from the Tex Mex, Asian, Mediterranean, Caribbean Middle Eastern and African regions. It’s important for manufacturers to stay one step ahead and create end products that consumers will love and buy time and again and our new blends will be essential additions to many new international food products.

“Kath has brought her market knowledge and expertise in ingredient blending and delivered this strong range to add to our successful portfolio. We have always offered around 50 herb and spice blends but this will really strengthen our position in the marketplace as a reliable and reputable supplier of quality blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings. Now is an exciting time for EHL as we continue to expand our product range, invest in new team members and machinery and we are well on track to meet our 2014 sales targets.”

All blends are formulated on-site in EHL’s new product development kitchen using high quality ingredients from trusted suppliers around the globe. The team is already working on blends for Christmas and a sweet ingredient range for the bakery sector.

EHL Ingredients can offer allergen-free and organic blends on request, can match or enhance existing blends and can collaborate with manufacturers on bespoke formulations for new products.

EHL’s new herb and spice blends are available direct to food manufacturers and via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in various quantities, dependent on requirements.

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EHL cracks the nuts market

EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world, is experiencing a boost in sales of nuts in the run up to National Nut Day. The celebratory day, dedicated to the taste, versatility and nutritious value of nuts, will be held on the 22nd October.
EHL Ingredients supplies 22 types of nuts including brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and pine nuts in bulk quantities to food manufacturers. Certain nuts from the range are performing particularly well and showing strong growth with demand for almonds and walnuts, up by 20% compared to this time last year.
The popularity of nuts can be attributed, in part, to their health benefits. Nuts are an important addition to a wholesome, balanced diet, as they are high in unsaturated fat, which is considered to be effective for combatting conditions such as cardiovascular disease. They are also full of antioxidants and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate the metabolism.
The inclusion of nuts in healthier snacks and nutritional bars has led to an increase in sales at EHL, as manufacturers are responding to demand and increasingly looking for new ways to incorporate nuts into sweet and savoury foods and offer something unique to the market. Nuts can be cold-pressed together with other ingredients such as fruit to retain their shape and flavour, making them perfect for a variety of goods such as cakes, breads and health snack bars.
In addition, the way that people are buying and consuming snack foods has changed, prompting a demand for nuts. Reports show that the impact of the recession, people’s workloads and busy lifestyles have led to a culture of grabbing food on the move . Given this growing trend, food manufacturers are increasingly developing ‘on the go’ nut-based snack items in formats and pack sizes that appeal to the time-poor consumer. Choosing nuts as a snack is considered to be a convenient and nutritious way to boost energy levels while on the move.
Industry figures from last year demonstrate that nuts accounted for over 37% of all new snack launches, with savoury and salted snacks taking the remainder .
Tasneem Backhouse, Sales and Marketing Director at EHL Ingredients, says: “We began to see an increase in sales of nuts in 2013 and this growth is continuing in 2014. National Nut Day is a great way of raising awareness of the health benefits and uses of nuts among consumers and within the food manufacturing sector.
“There are various applications for nuts in the food industry and manufacturers are constantly looking to introduce new, innovative flavours and varieties to the market for branded and own label products. Nuts are increasingly being incorporated into cereal mixes, sweet and savoury baked goods, desserts and chocolates, snack products as well as toppings, dressings and sauces to add extra crunch and texture, and to boost the health credentials of end products.
“Plus, we are beginning to see the use of exotic flavourings on nuts too, with snacks brands offering sweet and savoury varieties such as lemon and chilli, black pepper and cinnamon, as well as masala and tikka.”
EHL’s range of nuts is available in conventional and organic varieties. It supplies the following nuts in whole, flaked, halved and chopped formats to food manufacturers:
- Almond Flakes
- Almond Whole
- Brazil Nuts
- Cashew Nuts and Salted
- Cashew Nuts Whole
- Chestnuts Chopped
- Walnut Pieces
- Walnut Light Amber Halves
- Hazelnuts
- Mixed Chopped Nuts
- Peanuts Blanched
- Peanuts Dry Roasted
- Peanuts Roasted and Salted
- Pecan Halves
- Pistachio Nuts Raw Shelled
- Pistachio Nuts Roasted and Salted
EHL’s ingredients are available via wholesalers, distributors and cash and carries across the UK. Its products are available in quantities from 1 to 25kgs and in poly pots of 250 and 500g.

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EHL Finest Natural Ingredients

EHL is one of the UK's foremost suppliers of natural ingredients with a reputation for quality and reliability. Our range of over 300 ingredients includes spices ground & whole, mixed seasonings, herbs, flakes & seeds, Mexican specialties, dried fruits, nuts & lentils and dehydrated vegetables. We have many years of experience of purchasing high quality food ingredients around the world and are suppliers to some of the UK's biggest food companies and brands.

Whatever your ingredient requirements are call us now on 0161 480 7902, email to info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk or use our Make An Enquiry form to let us know what you need.

Call us now on

0161 480 7902

email to

info@ehl-ingredients.co.uk

use our

Make An Enquiry form

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