The MAGNASWEET SOLUTION: Magnasweet significantly reduced the off-flavors in this powdered shake, creating a product highly pre- ferred over the product without Magnasweet.
What is Magnasweet®?
Magnasweet is a unique food ingredient that acts as a flavor modifier, effectively masking off flavors, synergizing with sweeteners and enhanc- ing flavors. It is even recognized as positively contributing to mouthfeel.
Magnasweet is produced from the roots of the licorice plant, Glycyrrhizia glabra, and other closely related species. The licorice plant is a legume, native to southern Europe, Central Asia, and parts of China. It is an herbaceous perennial, growing to 1 meter in height with an extensive branching root system growing horizontally un- derground. Licorice extracts and derivatives are made from the roots and underground stems of the plant. Also known as “sweet root”, licorice root contains glycyrrhizic acid, a natural com- pound 50 times sweeter than sucrose. Monoammonium glycyrrhizinate
The plant protein shakes were subjected to sensory prefer- ence tests and descriptive sensory analysis at the Kansas State University Sensory Analysis Center.
The shake with Magnasweet was preferred 65% to 35% with 109 participants and descriptive analysis showed re- ductions in “green”, “cardboard”, and “grain” off-flavors when using Magnasweet in the plant protein shake.