Savor the Flavor with Ascentra®

ASCENTRA® Sodium-Reducing Flavor Enhancer is a clean label dairy powder that naturally amplifies the perception of salt and other savory nuances in a broad range of food systems as it lowers sodium content. By enhancing existing savory flavors, ASCENTRA® yields a richer, more rounded flavor than is available through traditional, all-salt formulas.

If you’re an industrial food company looking to reduce sodium across your product portfolio, contact DFA Ingredient Solutions today. Our team of ingredient experts will work closely with you to seamlessly integrate ASCENTRA® into your next food product, helping you reduce salt content and maintain flavor.


ASCENTRA® is an award-winning sodium reducing solution, available to food and beverage companies around the world. In 2018, ASCENTRA® won the American Society of Baking (ASB) Innovation Awards in the Health, Wellness and Nutrition category! The ASB Innovation Awards program celebrates industry leaders and companies in the grain based food industry for their innovative development and implementation of leading edge products, equipment design and advancements in ingredient technology.

Reduce Your Ingredient Costs

Made from a proprietary, whole milk-based fermentation process, ASCENTRA® is gluten-free and contains no monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolysed vegetable protein (HVP) or yeast extract. This versatile sodium reduction ingredient can also help reduce ingredient costs in your food products by providing opportunities to replace higher-cost ingredients with more economical alternatives.


  • Produces rich savory notes that enhance umami effects, meat, cheese and vegetable flavors while allowing food and beverage companies to reduce salt content.
  • Clean label, gluten-free, no preservatives
  • Rich in potassium without potassium chloride (no metallic flavor notes)
  • Available on maltodextrin or nonfat dry milk carriers
  • Kosher, rBST-free and other certifiable versions upon special request

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