If you’re in the market for collagen as an ingredient for your meat product, the number of choices seems to be increasing. After all, collagen is becoming more and more popular. QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium, however, is unique: it is a high-quality, easy-to-use, cost-conscious product-improving option. Plus, Sonac is an ideal partner.
You may already know that hydrolyzed collagen can boost the protein content of your pork products. However, there are many more benefits to using QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium in your product formulations. Here, we outline 5 specific reasons to choose Hydro-P Premium for your meat product.
5 Reasons to choose QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium
1. Easy to use and high-quality.
Put more simply, our hydrolyzed pork collagen is a high-quality powder and easy to use in your product formulations. Our collagen is extracted from porcine bones and broken down into shorter peptides (aka “hydrolyzed), and then dried into a powder. The advantage to the extra step of hydrolyzing collagen is that the final product is completely soluble in injection brines or can be added directly into bouillon-type products.
2. Tried, tested, and proven to be beneficial.
At SPARC*, Sonac’s research center, we’ve tested our hydrolyzed collagen for sliceability and yield. We found that adding QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium to ham yielded thinner ham slices (and overall higher total yield) compared to a ham made without any added protein. In fact, we saw, on average, a 2% yield improvement in cooked hams with Hydro-P Premium added (specifically with an injection level of 50%).
3. Competitive pricing.
Hydrolyzed collagen is an ingredient that’s used in many industries—from cosmetics to supplements/nutraceuticals, sports drinks, and more. At Sonac, however, we’ve dedicated ourselves to the meat industry, and we continue to invest in various stages of production. Sonac has also expanded production capacity to keep up with growing demand. Additionally, to stabilize costs and offer competitive pricing, we only use raw bones to make Hydro-P Premium, not pork skins. Pork skins can be more inconsistent in their pricing.
4. Sonac is a top-notch partner.
We are a global company dedicated to guiding our customers every step of the way—from troubleshooting importing challenges to assisting with product development in our newly-built application center, called SPARC* (Sonac Product and Application Research Center). Also, as part of Darling Ingredient B.V., we are constantly in production so the likelihood of an ingredient shortage is rare.
5. Natural and a clearer label
Hydro-P Premium is an authentic, product-own ingredient. It’s also a great substitute for ingredients like carrageenan and so-called “natural aroma.” Also, when you use Hydro-P Premium in a pork product, you can label it as “bouillon,” or “broth” or “stock” in the ingredient list. This increases visibility for consumers and creates a clearer food label because it’s a recognizable and pronounceable ingredient.
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To learn more about the benefits of QBoost Pork Hydro-P Premium, download our whitepaper "The benefits of hydrolyzed collagen for pork meat".