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Ingredient Profile: δ-Undecalactone, Natural

By: Cyndie Lipka, Sethness Greenleaf
Posted: September 23, 2011, from the October 2011 issue of P&F magazine.

δ-Undecalactone is perhaps one of the most underutilized lactones. It's not often mentioned in the literature when compared to other lactones and it isn't often seen in compounded flavors. It is, however, a gorgeous, delicious and decadent flavoring compound. δ-Undecalactone may not be the first lactone to come to mind when thinking of coconut, yet it is cited as a minor component of coconut meat. It is perhaps more expected to see δ-undecalactone in spray dried skim milk.

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