Overall, the use of collagen as an ingredient in various products is increasing. But also, in the meat industry specifically, hydrolyzed collagen is becoming more common as an ingredient in meat products.
Why you should use hydrolyzed collagen in your meat product formulations
Adding a high quality hydrolyzed collagen—such as Sonac’s QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium—to meat products like injected, cooked ham or bacon meat products will improve texture, sliceability, and bite. In fact, more and more meat producers are becoming familiar with the benefits of adding hydrolyzed collagen in their food formulations and, as a result, the demand for hydrolyzed collagen has increased.
Adding hydrolyzed collagen is also cost effective as it increases yield and decreases loss. For example, in tests conducted at SPARC*, we saw a 2% yield improvement (on average) in cooked hams when Hydro-P Premium is added (at an injection level of 50%).
For health-conscious consumers, adding Hydro-P Premium will increase protein content. And also, because Hydro-P Premium is authentic and meat-own, it helps create a clearer (and cleaner) ingredient list, which is also something health-conscious consumers are interested in
QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium is more readily available
Overall, the availability of hydrolyzed collagen in the meat market has been decreasing. The decreased availability is in part because hydrolyzed collagen has become a popular ingredient to add to meat products. Collagen use in other industries (such as sport nutrition and the beauty industry) has also increased and this impacts all industries' access.
At Sonac, our QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium is readily available and prices are consistent. We use raw pork bones to make Hydro-P Premium, not pork skins, which can be inconsistent in their pricing. Also, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the meat industry, and continue to invest in production capacity. As part of Darling Ingredient B.V., we are constantly in production so the likelihood of an ingredient shortage is rare.
Hydro-P Premium is distributed widely thanks to Sonac’s global presence and robust network of partners all over the world who stock our products, including Hydro-P Premium, making ingredient sourcing easy, quick, and sometimes even local to your facility.
Download our whitepaper or request a sample of QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium
Try Hydro-P Premium yourself in your pork product. Simply connect with one of our product specialists to have a sample sent to you.
To learn more about QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium and how it can enhance your meat product, download our whitepaper "The benefits of hydrolyzed collagen for pork meat" here.Download whitepaper