October 1 is celebrated as World Vegetarian Day. It is celebrated “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
If you are a non-vegetarian and unable to skip non-veg even for day, then here is a patent for you that discloses a process to create meatless poultry-flavored food products.
Problems before this patent
Food products enhanced with poultry-like flavors are well-known and have long been used. There is considerable demand for poultry flavor products in which the actual poultry meat, such as chicken, turkey, duck and the like is not needed or is actually undesirable. For example, in the preparation of sauces and purees, the poultry flavor is desired, but it is necessary to cook with the desired poultry and then to remove the meat by straining or some similar opertion to obtain the final product ready for use.
Additionally, where weight, space and/or storage capability are problems, e.g. when a convenience food is prepared, the presence of the actual poultry meat may be undersirable because it will deteriorate in storage and spoil the food. Moreover, there are occasions when sterilizing or otherwise preserving the natural product is extremely deleterious to the flavor of the natural materials and the desired natural flavor is lost.
Solution provided by this patent
The patented invention provides methods for the production of controlled intense poultry flavors which are substantially indistinguishable from the natural particular poultry flavor desired.
Patent Number: 3862343
Patent Title: EDIBLE COMPOSITIONS HAVING A POULTRY MEAT FLAVOR AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING SAME
Inventors: Breuking, Karel Willem (Hilversum, NL) Van Delft, Andries (Nieuw Loosdrecht, NL) Giacino, Christopher (Califon, NJ)
Application Number: 05/304806
Publication Date: 01/21/1975
Filing Date: 11/08/1972
Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (New York, NY)
Primary Class: 426/614
Other Classes: 426/650, 426/802
International Classes: A23L1/227; A23L1/40; (IPC1-7): A23L1/26