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Aug 30, 2016 | 09:12 PM CDT

Flavor Bites: Cinnamyl Alcohol

By: John Wright

A combination of balsamic honey notes with unique floral nuances, cinnamyl alcohol adds depth and complexity to a variety of brown and fruit flavors.

Aug 30, 2016 | 04:00 PM CDT

Endpoint: A Discussion on Natural

By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Scientific Acquisitions Ed…

Natural flavors: a tasteful discussion.

Aug 29, 2016 | 02:19 PM CDT

What's Your Flavorprint?

You could say our flavor preferences are as unique as a snowflake, hand print or a product UPC code. Vivanda Inc.'s latest digital innovation maps out flavor using a taste profile database.

Aug 19, 2016 | 05:14 PM CDT

Patent Pick: Pet Food Flavor Additives

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Nearly 70 million dogs are the pet of choice in the United States; this is surpassed by 74 million pet cats. What does this have to do with F&F? Think: pet food flavor and nutrition additives.

Aug 02, 2016 | 12:44 PM CDT

Flavor Bites: Benzyl acetate

By: John Wright

Though this ingredient is mostly associated with berry flavors, its characteristics can provide a striking berry nuance in a variety of non-fruit flavors.

Jul 06, 2016 | 12:52 PM CDT

Flavor Bites: Ethyl Lactate

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By: John Wright

While not a highly recognizable component of any flavor, ethyl lactate adds complexity, e.g., in the wines in my cellar.

Jun 08, 2016 | 12:35 PM CDT

Flavor Bites: (E)-2-(3,7-Dimethyl 2,6-octadienyl) cyclopentanone

By: John Wright

Overall, this quite complex chemical assumes a surprised resemblance to natural apricots.

Jun 02, 2016 | 12:03 PM CDT

Patent Pick: Taking Control Over Stevia's Sweetness

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Rebaudioside D is in high demand. Just ask any dieter. Its impact on the sweetness of stevia is what drove these innovators to improve controls over its levels during the sweetener's production. This patent explains.

May 13, 2016 | 02:19 PM CDT

Givaudan Opens Facility in Pakistan, Invests in Halal-Accredited Flavors

Givaudan's new facility in Pakistan will focus on halal-certified flavor development for beverages and snacks.

May 10, 2016 | 05:33 PM CDT

Patent Pick: Fresh-pressed Polyphenol Flavor Enhancer

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Takasago takes polyphenols and saccharides very seriously. And apparently straight from the juicer, as this flavor-enhancing patent explains.