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Ingredient Profile: 3-Mercaptohexanol

Cyndie Lipka, Sethness Greenleaf

The purity and enantiomeric form of this material are essential to its description. Descriptors published by Frutarom and Treatt range from mango and pineapple to durian, chicken and pork. In a 0.1% solution presented during a recent CSA meeting, the material was markedly savory, with a distinct rhubarb note. At dilutions below 0.01% the material imparts fruitier notes.

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