A traditional and staple dairy item in India, Dahi has varied and diversified flavors and textures across India that reflects preferences that vary by region and even by household.
DuPont Nutrition & Health has developed a creations kit that allows Dahi manufacturers to play with high performing cultures and design curds according to their customers’ needs.
The Dahi Creations Kit makes commercialization and customization of this traditional Indian food easy. Dahi manufacturers only need to select cultures from the kit and either use them singly or combine and adjust to create the flavor, acidity, texture and mouthfeel that will please their target customers.
“We see the need to help our customers achieve the ideal Dahi profile they want without much complexity. The Dahi Creations Kit is like pre-fabricated building blocks for manufacturers to simplify their culture selection process and produce a consistent, good quality dahi that is able to survive challenging distribution and storage conditions.” commented Keshav Krishnamani, Regional Product Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia.
Building the Ideal Dahi
The Dahi Creations Kit gives great control and flexibility in building specific sensory attributes. It provides all the cultures that manufacturers need, consisting of a range of DuPont™ Danisco® starter cultures for building flavor, texture and body, protective cultures for improved shelf life and HOWARU® premium probiotics for added health benefits.
Dr. Anders Henriksson, Senior Application Specialist explained, “This Creations Kit includes cultures that can be used by manufacturers to create dahi with very traditional flavors. It is simple to use and gives opportunity to design a wide range of dahis to suit the taste of people all over India.”
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