Bickford Is Your Source for Keto Flavors
Doing business with Bickford has plenty of advantages—our industry-leading same day shipping, preferred wholesale pricing, a wide range of quantities, and custom flavor creation.
But we’re also committed to food brands and home cooks serving those with dietary restrictions—including keto, or the ketogenic diet.
As a trusted source for all-natural, carefully-curated flavors for over 100 years, we know the importance of meeting the needs of today’s food consumer.
What Are the Health Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet?
Many of your customers may already be familiar with the wide range of health benefits that come with the keto lifestyle. Keto works by depleting the body’s sugar reserves, which results in the burning of fat.
A keto diet can help:
- Encourage weight loss
- Boost energy levels
- Increase levels of good cholesterol
- Possibly reduce risk of heart disease and certain cancers
But cutting carbs doesn’t have to mean cutting flavor. Keto flavoring extracts can be used in recipes that range from sweet to savory—for example, our peppery ginger flavor works well in both sweet and savory applications, from pan sauces to smoothies. Our habanero flavor—available in both oil-soluble and water-soluble formulations—adds as much kick as the real thing to foods like salsas and dips.
Find more ideas for using extracts on keto.
Does Bickford Flavors Offer Keto Friendly Extracts?
The short answer is yes! While some caloric content in our flavors is derived from the flavor source, the carbohydrate content is less than 1 gram per serving—which under normal usage falls under Federal guidelines to be regarded as zero net carbs.
Further, the typical serving size of a flavor or extract is very small, making them keto-friendly for most applications.
Learn more about Bickford flavors’ nutritional profiles.
Whether you work out of the commercial test kitchen or the home kitchen, you need to be sure about what you’re serving. A trusted provider like Bickford will make sure you’re getting only the best keto-friendly natural flavorings.
What Makes Bickford the Best Choice for Wholesale Partners?
At Bickford Flavors, we work side-by-side with businesses to deliver our long-standing, successful flavors and create all-natural extracts and food flavorings for the innovative products you bring to market.
We have many longtime partners including manufacturers, distributors, food services and caterers across a wide range of industries like ice cream and dairy, confections, baking, nutraceuticals, and beverages like soft drinks and beer breweries.
Olive Oil and Keto
Olive oil is a kitchen workhorse that is used in a whole range of food products, and it’s the perfect fat for a keto diet. It also works great in combination with a variety of flavors and extracts!
Learn more about using Bickford flavors with olive oil.
Vanilla Extract and Keto
While you may associate vanilla extract with cookies and cakes, this essential flavor is right at home with the keto lifestyle, in foods like smoothies, coffee, and greek yogurt.
Learn more about vanilla extract and keto.
Cutting out sugar cold-turkey isn’t easy. Luckily, there are a range of keto-friendly sweeteners - from allulose to sucralose - that work with our flavors.
Learn more about sweeteners and keto.
What Makes Bickford the Best Choice for Retail Customers?
High-quality flavors are just as important for home cooks and food hobbyists, keto or otherwise.
If you’re hosting an upcoming holiday or just an impromptu gathering, we can help you fill a spread with delicious keto recipes your guests will be talking about for months to come.
Tips for Hosting Keto Holidays
- Looking to have fun, dress up, and spread the word about the keto? Learn about throwing a keto-friendly Halloween party.
- Want to learn more about serving keto-friendly dishes at the holidays? Fill your holiday table with delicious keto dishes.
- And to ring in a low-carb new year, check out our other keto-friendly hosting ideas!
Savory, Keto-Friendly Foods and FlavorsTired of plain chicken breasts and brown rice? If you’re looking to mix it up in your home kitchen while keeping it keto, our flavor experts have plenty of ideas!
- Here’s our listing of four diverse yet delicious keto recipes to delight your dinner guests. It includes our sweet and spicy roasted salmon, Tuscan garlic chicken, Bickford butter chicken, and grilled chicken enchilada bowl, which employ a range of flavors from spicy chili to oil-soluble cinnamon.
- Bickford’s famous keto broccoli cheddar and cauliflower soup is delicate and rich in all the right ways, containing healthy portions of veggies like broccoli, pepper, onion, and carrots. Our lemon and garlic butter flavors add a delightful brightness.
- Big fan of marinades? Our keto chipotle lime chicken recipe combines Bickford’s chipotle flavor with lime juice, seasoned salt, black pepper, and olive oil to transform plain chicken into a zesty meal that everyone will devour.
- For other delectable ways to dress up weeknight chicken, try our delicate, complex Grand Marnier chicken or the tangy citrus chicken.
- Looking for a delicious indulgence without all the carbs? Our grilled steak with sauteed shallots and mushroom gravy starts with high-quality meat and uses mushrooms, shallots, sour cream, and our sherry and garlic flavors to kick things up a notch.
If you’re looking to make your drinks fit your keto lifestyle, we’ve got you covered there too.
Coffee is one of the best beverages for a keto lifestyle, but you won’t be able to reach for that carb-heavy flavored latte. Bickford offerings like chocolate cherry, salted caramel, or white chocolate are great for adding depth to your coffee and satisfying your need for a sweet treat without the carbs.
Learn more about keto coffee flavorings.
If you’re in the market for keto-friendly cocktail ideas, check out Bickford’s fruity spritzer recipe. It uses our tequila flavor, lime juice, and your favorite fruity sugar-free or sugar-less sparkling beverage—up to you whether to add alcohol or a refreshing sparkling beverage.
Whipping Up Keto Desserts
And those with a sweet tooth need not worry! Even the most ardent dessert lovers can fulfill their sweet desire and still remain in ketosis.
Check out our guide to keto-friendly desserts, including ideas for sugar free cheesecake and keto chocolate cake.
No matter your needs, we can help you find inspiration to create that next hit product with your customers, friends, or family members. To learn more about partnering with Bickford flavors or find out more about our sample program, send us a message or give us a call at 440-494-7777 or toll free at 800-283-8322.