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Feb 20, 2008 | 03:21 PM CST
By: Felix Buccellato, Custom Essence Inc.
The misconceptions and popularity surrounding vanilla. In 2002, a pair of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University believed that they had discovered that, after averaging the colors from 200,000 galaxies, taken as a whole the universe is green. However, three months later, the researchers decided that in fact the universe is “actually a very pale beige, almost vanilla white.
Feb 20, 2008 | 03:10 PM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
A decade into worldwide standardization, is fair trade ready to be the next organic? “Virtually all vanilla in the world is in fact grown by small independent farmers in underdeveloped countries,” says Rick Brownell, Vice President of Vanilla Products for Virginia Dare Extract Co., explaining why the commodity is ideal for fair trade status. Vanilla is not produced on mass plantations by multinational corporations, nor is it possible to grow the plant in economically advantaged regions such as the United States, Europe or Japan.
Feb 20, 2008 | 10:41 AM CST
By: G.R. Boucard and Robert W. Serth
Natural essential oils are still believed by many to be of strategic importance to the flavor and fragrance industry. Despite continuing efforts and sophistication in aroma chemical manufacturing, essential oils remain absolutely necessary for fragrances, from the most sophisticated to most cosmetic, and even many household products.
Feb 12, 2008 | 11:55 AM CST
By: Mans H. Boelens, Harrie Boelens and Leo J. van…
It has long been known that optically active stereoisomers—optical antipodes or enantiomers—can have different sensory qualities. The most illustrative examples of this phenomenon are the enantiomers of carvone and menthol.
Especially during the last decade the interest in the separation and determination of the sensory properties of natural enantiomers has resulted in a large number of publications. This increasing interest was initiated by the development of new chromatographic separation techniques on optically active stationary phases and arose from the need to prove the naturalness of certain enantiomers. Numerous enantiomers have already been isolated and/or synthesized and their sensory properties have been investigated. These sensory properties of the compounds concern their odor qualities and threshold values in certain media. Because the determination of the sensory properties is a rather subjective task due to intra- and inter-individual differences, it is not suprising that some confusion exists about these properties. The sensory properties of a series of volatile enantiomers, which are important in flavors and fragrances, will be discussed in this article.
Feb 06, 2008 | 08:10 AM CST
The conversation on TTB's view of natural vanilla continues
Dec 21, 2007 | 01:51 PM CST
Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin Steffen Arctander has been reprinted is now available for purchase
Dec 20, 2007 | 03:05 PM CST
By: Gerard Mosciano
Mosciano visits Riba Fairfield—a Company in Transition. Recently, I took a trip through the corn-covered flat lands of central Illinois to visit the town of Decatur, which is the home of a flavor ingredient manufacturer in transition—Riba Fairfield, Inc. Founded in 1991, Riba Fairfield is located in an industrial park that it shares with Caterpillar and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
Dec 20, 2007 | 03:01 PM CST
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of Nigella sativa oil from Egypt, France, Algeria, Bulgaria, Morocco, Syria, Jordan, Iran and Ethiopia. Additionally, he covers the composition of coriander seed oil (Coriandrum sativum L.) from Germany, China, Algeria, Turkey and India. Finally, Lawrence explores the composition of cilantro oil from India, Canada and Fiji.
Dec 04, 2007 | 03:03 PM CST
By: Gerard Mosciano
Odor and taste characteristics and possible applications of Honey Distillate 4329001 (IFF), Black Tea Concentrated Essence 10 X (Haldin) and more.
Dec 04, 2007 | 11:45 AM CST
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of rosemary oil and extract (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) from India, Italy, Algeria, Sardinia, Germany, Tunisia and Morocco.