The pursuit for “better-for-you” food options by consumers has steadily increased in the past few years. As a result, it has significantly impacted the Food and Beverage Industry. Many major restaurants have been pro-active in meeting the growing demands for “better-for-you” options by “cleaning-up” the ingredients they use for their restaurants. Choosing All Natural and “Clean Label” ingredients to replace products with artificial flavors, colors and sweeteners is proving to have a positive impact for both the consumer and the restaurant.
Technomic recently published “Healthy Eating Trend Report“, which details what consumers look for in healthy items, 61% look for natural ingredients on menus, while 35% say they look for organic ingredients and 31% look for local ingredients. Technomic’s Healthy Eating report also found 59% of consumers say they perceive food and drinks labeled “clean” as slightly or much healthier, and 57% say the same about food and drinks that are labeled “real.”
Clean Label All Natural Panko
Panko might seem like a small change, however, when striving to meet the rising consumer demands for “clean label” food, it can have a big impact. Especially when you consider the multiple ways Panko can be used. The versatility of Panko is outlined perfectly in an article published by Serious Eats – Everything You Can Do with Panko. The article also emphasizes the importance of using a truly authentic Panko – and we couldn’t agree more!
Replacing a standard Panko, which has a hard dense texture, with a Non-GMO All Natural Authentic Panko breadcrumb is a small, yet impactful, addition to any professional kitchen and an excellent way to increase better-for-you food options on any menu.
Not all Panko is Created Equal
How do you know if you are using an authentic “Clean Label” Non-GMO All Natural Panko? First, check the list of ingredients. An All Natural Panko will have a very clean ingredient declaration: Unbleached Wheat Flour, Organic cane sugar, Yeast and Sea Salt. That’s it – no additives, no preservatives.
Second, look and feel the Panko. If it is has a hard dense texture, it’s probably not an Authentic Panko. An Authentic Panko will have the following characteristics:
- Large sliver shape crumb (flaky look) – many Panko brands have small round crumbs
- Light airy delicate texture – many Panko brands have a hard and dense crumb that hurts the roof of your mouth.
- Authentic Panko will always be light and airy with a sliver or flaky looking crumb.
Because an authentic Panko is flavor neutral, it eliminates the “bready” flavor, making it so much more versatile than standard breadcrumbs and standard panko.
Request a Free Sample of Authentic All Natural Panko
Not all Panko is Non-GMO or has a “clean” ingredient list, or even an Authentic Japanese Panko; we invite you try Upper Crust Enterprises Non GMO, All-Natural Authentic Panko – free!
Experience firsthand the difference an Authentic Japanese Panko will have on your menu items.
Our simple and clean ingredients is just one of the many things that sets us apart from our competitors. Using only the traditional ingredients, no additives, dough conditioner or preservatives. Our Authentic All Natural Panko is made with Organic cane sugar and sea salt. All of our Panko products are certified GMO Free, Vegan, Kosher and Halal, making it the perfect choice for any professional kitchen.
We guarantee our Authentic Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crispy.
- Have a delicate crispy texture that stays crispy longer.
- Provides a better yield than standard Panko.
- Deliver a better plate presentation making coating items look bigger but not taste bready.
Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko breadcrumbs are available exclusively to Professional Chefs, Restaurants (large or small) and Food Distributors.
Upper Crust Enterprises
Upper Crust Enterprises has been producing Authentic Panko for Japanese restaurants and many other types restaurants across the globe for more than three decades. Strictly keeping to the traditional Japanese methods and taking the time to do it right, each and every time is what makes our Panko a pure Authentic Panko.
At Upper Crust Enterprises we’ve been keeping it “real” for over 35 years. For us, keeping our Authentic Japanese Panko and our Tempura batter mix free of additives, antibiotics and artificial ingredients isn’t a trend; it’s who we are.
Please take a minute and view our video Panko Bread Crumbs Secrets Revealed and watch how our traditional Japanese Panko is made.