The ZeroFry system is designed to suit the needs of health-conscious consumers and according to the business, can guarantee the same crunchy sensation and taste as pre-fried products, but allow for a fat reduction of 50% as well as a considerable reduction in calories.
Christien van Beusekom, chief technical officer at Crisp Sensation, said: “We are proud to be able to bring this innovation to market. Snacking is an emerging global trend, so there is a real need to make snack products healthier without compromising on taste and texture. With ZeroFry, we also tackle the issue of acrylamide in fried products by offering safe alternatives. With this safe and tasty solution, snack manufacturers around the globe can easily adjust their range to modern nutrition needs.”
ZeroFry crumbed products can be prepared in an oven or airfryer, and as pre-deepfrying is no longer necessary, production output is not limited to the capacities of the deep-fryer – often the bottleneck in the production line of crumb-coated snacks.
The existing line set-up can still be used with the addition of an oil sprayer. Another potential benefit of the new system is that significant savings on oil, energy and cleaning can be achieved, as well as an increase in production and product safety. For substrates that don´t require heating or cooking, this step in the production process can be skipped.