Made from fermented wheat protein, NFE-S is produced using specific microorganisms and enzymes to create a natural fermentation process similar to the process used to make naturally brewed soy sauce. The resulting product is then spray-dried to yield a powdered flavor enhancer that is high in amino acids – particularly glutamic acid and short-chain peptides.
NFE-S is a natural flavor enhancer that can be used as a replacement for hydrolyzed vegetable proteins and monosodium glutamate. No chemical hydrolyzation is involved in the production of NFE-S. Instead, our carefully controlled enzymatic technology is used to induce the natural fermentation process. NFE-S contains no MCP or DCP and can be listed on your ingredient statement as Fermented Wheat Protein (wheat protein, salt and maltodextrin).
NFE-S is high in glutamic acid, which provides a clean, balanced, brothy umami flavor to a variety of products. Its mild aroma and neutral, light golden-tan color make it ideal for a broad range of applications, including meat, poultry, seafood, soups, dressing, marinades, dry mixes and seasoning blends.
NFE-S offers excellent flavor retention during heat processing and freezing and is heat-stable. A fine, free-flowing powder, it is instantly dispersible and soluble in water.
Clean labeling and natural ingredients are in greater demand than ever. Kikkoman—the world's #1 producer of naturally brewed soy sauce and the leading soy sauce supplier to the food manufacturing industry—can help. And our 100% natural NFE-S is a great place to start.