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Flavor Bites: 2-Acetyl Pyrazine

By: John Wright
Posted: October 28, 2010, from the October 2010 issue of P&F magazine.

Pyrazines have been in common use in flavors for the past 50 years, and all flavorists tend to gravitate toward their favorite member of this interesting family of chemicals. 2-Acetyl pyrazine (FEMA# 3126; CAS# 22047-25-2) is one of my overall favorite raw materials because of its unique character, power and flexibility, and the fact that it is found widely in nature.

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