There is a rise in food allergy sufferers in the UK and around one percent of Britons suffer from celiac disease, with around 12 percent of adults choosing to follow a gluten-free diet. To feed this demand, food manufacturers and retailers are under pressure to bring high quality, differentiated products to market.

EHL Ingredients offers a range of herb and spice blends that are certified vegan and vegetarian and can offer them in allergen-free and organic formats too. Herbs and spices are an essential ingredient in free-from foods and they enhance the flavour profile of finished products, add colour, taste and texture and bring visual appeal too.

“At the end of last year, we launched a 20-strong range of certified gluten-free herbs and spices in response to increasing consumer demand for free-from food products. Ingredients in the new gluten-free range include dried ground turmeric, cassia, star anise, oregano, ginger, chili, coriander seed, paprika and nutmeg. Herbs such as dried parsley, sage, basil and pepper have also been added to the list for food manufacturers to add to formulations and recipes for soups, sauces, marinades and meal kits, and world foods such as curries, tagines and stews,”

Tasneem Backhouse