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Resources for Spices, Seasonings and Ingredients

Malabar Super Spice Reference Library

Selecting the right casing for your product

  There are several choices to consider for casings, including natural, manufactured collagen, cellulose, fibrous and moisture proof casing materials. Each of these has its own unique characteristics and will impact product properties in different ways. Natural casings Natural casings are more expensive than many other casing types, but there is increased interest in them […]

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What is Irradiation? Why is it important…..

Taking a Closer Look at FOOD IRRADIATION  Industry’s Answer to a Safer Food Supply Food irradiation is a well-researched method of treating food in order to make it safer to eat and longer lasting. This information sheet has been sponsored by the Canadian Spice Association to help clarify some of the mystery of Food Irradiation […]

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Treating Natural Casings with BOMBAL®

Bombal® can be used to treat natural casings for the purpose of extending shelf life of the finished product whether it is fresh or cooked.   Procedure; Make a 5% solution i.e.; by weighing 95 pounds of water and 5 pounds of Bombal. Before adding Bombal® to the water, vigorously stir the water and keep […]

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Smoking the right way ……

Smoked Sausages     Smoked sausages are made of cured meat and can be further subdivided as: Cold smoked sausages. These sausages are not cooked and must be refrigerated. They may be dried at about 54° F (12° C) and after losing sufficient moisture they will not require refrigeration as long as kept at this […]

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The Magic Behind Fermented Sausages – It’s All About Bacteria

Making fermented sausages is a combination of the art of the sausage maker and unseen magic performed by bacteria. The friendly bacteria are working together with a sausage maker, but the dangerous ones are trying to wreak havoc. Using his knowledge the sausage maker monitors temperature and humidity, which allows him to control reactions that […]

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We Care About Pets Too!!!

The pet food segment has been influenced by the natural and clean label movement. Consumers wants to know what is in the products that they are buying and are continuously educating themselves with regards to their pets health and diet. With this in mind, Malabar Super Spice has in the past couple years supplying our […]

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Collagen Casings – How to stuff them …

    Select a “stick” of collagen casing and examine it for damage. If it has any visible cracks or breaks, cut those sections away. Slide a section of collagen casing over the filling tube of your sausage stuffer, pushing it back as far as it will go. When the filling tube is completely covered, […]

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Garlic Extra – Concentrated Liquid Garlic

  The better way to buy garlic – Why? GARLIC EXTRA is a superior garlic extract with BETTER, MORE NATURAL TASTE that’s just like fresh-peeled garlic. GARLIC EXTRA boosts long-lasting, stable garlic flavour, standardized quality, reduced bacteria count, Results in vast labour savings for your operation. GARLIC EXTRA is thermo-stable, freezer stable, and microwave stable, […]

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Brine Preparation: Order is Everything

When preparing brine, the order in which ingredients are added and mixed is one of the most important factors in ensuring a successful end product. We recommend that ingredients be added in the following order: COLD Water/ICE @ 0° C to 2° C – Why? Most functional ingredients, especially the phosphates works best at lower […]

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Adulteration of Spices

A key step in the prevention of adulteration is to understand why it occurs. The most obvious and simplest reason is to increase profit. A manufacturer may use a cheap filler that is easily disguised to increase the volume sold by cutting the cost of pure spice, and thereby increase the ultimate profit margin. The […]

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