AHD International Introduces LuraLean® Fiber Specifically Designed for Meat
-- Unique Ingredient Delivers Inexpensive Natural Meat Binder
LuraLean® M is a zero calorie, tasteless, odorless, colorless, inexpensive natural meat binder.
This grade of LuraLean® lowers your processing costs by holding moisture better and creating a
heat stable gel, specifically designed for meat.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 22, 2010 -- AHD International, a distributor of new-to-market nutraceutical and
functional food ingredients now offers a grade of LuraLean® designed for use in a variety of meats including
sliced meat, ground meat, poultry, sausage, beef and pork. LuraLean® M is a zero calorie, tasteless, odorless,
colorless, inexpensive natural meat binder. This grade of LuraLean® lowers your processing costs by holding
moisture better and creating a heat stable gel, specifically designed for meat.
LuraLean® is a unique plant fiber from Japan that absorbs up to 200 times it’s weight in water, helping meat
hold juice better and providing increased yield. You will also see a significant decrease in packaging drip and
cookout. At less than $0.30 per pound hydrated, LuraLean® helps lessen the number of additives in meat, lowers
your cost, and provides tenderness and a springy texture to your finished product. Used in meat analogs,
LuraLean® also works as a fat replacer allowing companies to provide the lower fat, lower calorie meat products
that so many consumers are searching for. The ingredient also has GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe)
designation from the FDA and USDA.
“With this specially designed LuraLean M grade for meat, manufacturers can produce all sorts of meat products
with special qualities,” stated John Alkire, president, AHD International. “The heat stable gel will give sliced
meat an increased yield, packaged meat will have less drip and cookout, cooked meats will hold their juices
making them more flavorful even when going from the freezer to the table.”
More than 14 safety studies and 60 clinical