Asenzya, Inc. of Oak Creek, Wis. has launched a new formulation for BindEASE, an all-natural sodium phosphate replacement that increases yield and maintains the texture and flavor of proteins, including chicken, pork, beef and fish.

The updated BindEASE formulation includes only four ingredients, compared to six ingredients in the original formula. The change was prompted by customer feedback requesting a product with fewer ingredients to minimize the impact on their product ingredient statements.

"The new BindEASE formulation works just as well as the original. Customers won't notice any difference in its application," said Patty Goto, CEO and president of Asenzya. "We're excited to offer our customers a new and improved BindEASE that will have a decreased impact on their ingredient statements."

Manufacturers can utilize BindEASE as an all-natural option to maintain cook yields equal to products produced with phosphates, offering consumers a tender, moist product without a flavor or texture difference.

BindEASE works by increasing the ionic strength and water holding capacity of protein, as well as building on the strengths of the individual ingredients and capitalizing on the synergies between them, but it does so naturally. In comparative testing, BindEASE outperformed products containing no binders or phosphates, resulting in improved cook yields of up to 10 percent in chicken and pork.

BindEASE is part of Asenzya's line of functional ingredients, following SaltEASE, a sodium reduction alternative that offers a solution to meet consumer demand for lower-sodium foods. For more information on SaltEASE or Asenzya’s other products and capabilities, please visit