Food Manufacturing Ingredients
This is just a brief list of the products we supply, not every product makes it onto the website. If you are only after a small amount (20kg bag) please use the below link to our online store. If you require a larger volume of product we maybe able to help you, please use our contact form to email a request to our purchasing department.
To find out more information about these various ingredients click on the ingreident of interest below.
Molecular Gastronomy IngredientsWith the every increasing interest in this modern style of cooking our selection of products will meet your every need. With a bit of practice before too long your well on the way to molecular stardom. These ingredients are at the cutting edge of culinary endeavor in Australia. The Melbourne Food Depot supplies most of the top kitchens in Melbourne. Use the below links to find out further information.
To find out more about these various ingredients used in Molecular Gastronomy click here.
To purchase these ingredients used in Molecular Gastronomy from our secure site click here.
Functional FoodsFunctional foods are foods that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. Ingredients may naturally occur in these foods or processing may boost these levels. Food Standards Australia New Zealand defines these foods as "similar in appearance to conventional foods and intended to be consumed as part of a normal diet, but modified to serve physiological roles beyond the provision of simple nutrient requirements.
Functional foods can play a benefit in the following:
The Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot stocks many functional foods. These maybe as single ingredients or as ready to consume products. A selection of these functional foods are manufactured by The Melbourne Food Depot or sourced from our approved manufacturers list.
Vegetable & Fruit Powders
Our fruit and vegetable powders are available in three manufacturing styles. These are Air Dried (AD), Spray Dried (SD) and Freeze Dried (FD). Each process has its benefits over the other as with everything the best process for colour and flavour is also the most expensive (FD). The below list will explain what is available in what style. Please bear in mind that these products are seasonal. The Melbourne Food Ingredent Depot is an experimental company so this list changes quite a bit. The best way to stay intouch with us is via our newsletter, twitter, facebook or use the link below to view current powders available from our online store.
To purchase the vegetable or fruit powders from our secure site click here.
Health Manufacturing Ingredients
Health is one of our largest areas of operation. This may involve supplying small quantities of vitamin C to the general public, capsules or minerals to compounding pharmacists or carrying out contract health powder blending. Our extensive product list is available to most professions but some products are not available for supply to the general public. The products that are available for purchase to the public are available from our online store using the link below. A smaller range of products are available from our physical shop in Lygon Street, East Brunswick on Thursday or Friday 10am till 5.30pm. Other times by prior arrangment.
Many products in this category cross over into other areas so check out the website this link is the best starting off point to purchase products. If you wish to look for a particular product follow this link and enter that product name into the search box located on the left hand side of the page.
Flavours, Synthetic (Artificial) & Natural Colours
Colour is a growing area for us. The Melbourne Food Ingredient Depot has been supplying colours t many industries for a number of years. Our main speciality is supply into the confectionery manufacturing sector. This involves the supply of natural and synethic (artifical) colours. Over the years many other industry sectors have used our colours a small selection includes theatre/film making, soap making, green keepers for lawn bowl clubs and ceramics. All our colours are food grade and approved for use in food applications in Australia.
The majority of our powdered flavours are used in milk based products. Small test samples are avilable for purchase from our online store please use the link below.
An example of how to use our red colour and sorbitol liquid to manufacture your own fake blood for stage, film or television. How to make fake stage blood
A handy explanation of food additive meanings.