In response to consumer demand for more specialized heat, particularly in certain chili pepper varieties, Kalsec® has expanded its specialty pepper product line. Its new chili pepper varieties include cayenne, pasilla and the ghost pepper extract.

Current Kalsec® specialty peppers include ancho, guajillo, habanero, jalapeno, poblano and Szechuan. The new specialty peppers are extracted in the US, using proprietary expeller-press technology that is consumer label friendly.

Speaking of clean label, Kalsec® offers more than ingredients. It also helps manufacturer customers with consumer insights, such as Kalsec’s own market research about consumer clean label preferences. Kalsec used this summer’s IFT to showcase that research and invite attendees to share and compare their views regarding clean labels.

In addition to a complete line of specialty peppers, Kalsec® provides a full range of heat management innovations including HeatSync® Systems, Fusionary® Heat, and ClearCap® Super Soluble capsicum. Kalsec® provides many clean label options that include naturally sourced spice and herb flavor extracts, colors and antioxidants. For more information regarding these clean label solutions, visit

Kalsec® is the leading global producer of natural spice and herb flavor extracts, natural colors, natural antioxidants, and advanced hop products for the food and beverage industry. For more than 50 years, Kalsec® has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative ingredient solutions that make products look better, taste better and last longer.

Kalsec® is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., with facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit