Fuchs launches African Exploration Collection

25 Apr 2017

Fuchs North America has introduced the African Exploration Collection – a new line of seasonings, bases and flavours that are said to be highly versatile, with multiple applications for each.

Fuchs launches African Exploration Collection

Fuchs North America has introduced the African Exploration Collection – a new line of seasonings, bases and flavours. The company says that the collection’s four delicious and on-trend seasonings are highly versatile, with multiple applications for each.

Among the collection’s offerings are seasonings and blends for proteins, sauces, snacks and seafood. These items are also the starting point for food manufacturers and foodservice establishments to develop their own unique signature product offerings, Fuchs said

The new African Exploration Collection includes the following four seasoning blends:

+ Berbere BBQ Seasoning

+ Maghreb Style Boharat Seasoning

+ Mozambique Style Piri Piri Sauce Base

+ Senegalese Style Tamarind & Coconut Snack Seasoning

“As people have been becoming more adventurous eaters, there’s been an increase in demand for authentic ethnic cuisines and flavours inspired by different regions of the world,” said Shannon Cushen, Fuchs’ director of marketing. “As a result, African cuisine and African inspired flavors have been gaining traction both in foodservice and at retail. Our newest collection delivers on authenticity, but is also highly versatile. Each of the seasonings in this collection has multiple applications.”

Fuchs helps food companies make sense of the trends and tap into where the culinary energy is strongest. In this spirit, each of the items that make up Fuchs’ African Exploration Collection features delicious and on-trend flavors that will liven up any meal or product.

Elizabeth Lindemer, CEC, Fuchs’ corporate executive chef, worked to develop blends that meet consumers’ high expectations of authenticity.

“Our Mozambique Style Piri Piri Sauce Base features the piri piri pepper, which has been growing in Africa for hundreds of years,” she said. “Although Piri Piri dishes may vary from region to region, it always delivers its characteristic fiery yet addictive heat.”

The company says that not only does this seasoning make for an excellent sauce for shrimp, but it also works well on other seafood items and proteins, like chicken.

For the Senegalese Style Tamarind & Coconut Snack Seasoning, Lindemer said that the company has combined Tamarind, a common ingredient in Senegalese cuisine, with coconut for an exciting profile that works wonderfully on snacks, such as chips and nuts, but also can pair with chicken or fish.

She goes on to note how well the Berbere blend complements the flavours found in traditional BBQ.

Northwestern Africa serves as inspiration for ther Maghreb Style Boharat Seasoning.

“You can taste the flavours of both the African and Arabic worlds in this blend, which features warm and savory spices and black pepper,” said Lindemer. “This makes it the perfect seasoning for proteins, like chicken and lamb, as well as grains and vegetables.”

According to Ken Wuestenfeld, vice president of sales and technical services, the strategy behind all of Fuchs’ offerings like the African Exploration Collection is to help food manufacturers and foodservice establishments create irresistible new items that build on culinary traditions, but that are also unique.

“We stay on top of consumer taste trends,” he said. “Our goal is to help food companies develop new taste sensations that they can call their own – offerings that are unique and stand out.”