Baltimore-based spice and seasonings maker Fuchs North America said Wednesday it has launched a new line of ethnic seasonings, marinades and flavor bases to sell to food service and food manufacturing customers.

Fuchs' Ethnic Inspirations Collection will include products inspired by Asian, Latin and African styles of cuisine, including African Barbecue Marinade, Gochuiang Seasoning, Kashmiri Lamb Seasoning, Mojo Dressing Base and Vietnamese Dressing Base.

The collection was designed to build on traditional elements of national cuisines, and will be used to develop custom products for food service customers and processed foods to be sold at retail. The new offerings come as demand has grown for more flavoring options.

"We're continually focused on evolving consumer taste preferences, but we also experiment with many combinations of flavors," Patrick Laughlin, marketing director, said in a statement. "We want to help our food manufacturing customers lead the way when it comes to new taste sensations – to be distinct, not just like everyone else."

The company started 75 years ago as the Baltimore Spice Co. and develops flavorings for food brands.

Lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com