March 2018 Product Roundup: Biotech & Multifunctional Ingredients

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  • Mushrooms and aspargus

    Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate

    Natural Advantage

    Methyl 3-methylthiopropionate (FEMA# 2720) is a versatile product, which occurs naturally in pineapple and wine. At high concentrations, this material exhibits onion and garlic flavors and at lower dilutions it tastes like cooked pineapple. This product can also be used to enhance sweetness; it can make 5% sugar water taste like 7.5% sugar water at 5 ppm. This material is EU and U.S. natural, kosher, vegetarian and non-GMO.

  • A pink colored fruit


    Bedoukian Research

    Guavanate (FEMA# 4165, CAS# 41654-15-3) enhances sweet and juicy tropical fruit notes in a variety of flavor and fragrance applications. Its odor presents a powerful, aromatic, slightly woody impression with a creamy coconut dry down. Guavanate excels at adding a natural exotic character, contributing complexity and depth to an assortment of fruity floral and tropical formulations including guava, mango, pineapple, longan and more.

  • Peppers on a fork

    Cuminaldehyde, ≥98%, FCC, FG


    Cuminaldehyde, ≥98%, FCC, FG (FEMA# 2341, CAS# 122-03-2) has numerous applications to provide spicy, warm, vegetative, green pepper, herbal, savory cumin, curry and caraway notes. This ingredient is certified food grade, halal and kosher. It also meets MilliporeSigma’s fully transparent food safe elite quality level, which encompasses vendor auditing, food grade compliance requirements, organoleptic testing and all of the regulatory documentation, including manufacturing process diagrams.

  • A molecule


    Takasago International Corporation

    Modest when first dipped on a blotter, biocyclamol (FEMA# 4031, CAS# 51411-24-6) is a 100% bio-based, biodegradable ingredient, made from a renewable source. Effective at low dosage with substantivity on dry fabric, it blends easily with most accords. The ingredient’s suggested applications include fine fragrance, personal care and home care.

  • Citrus flavors

    Natural Beta-Bisabolene 90%


    EU and U.S. natural beta-bisabolene 90% (CAS# 495-61-4) appears as a clear, colorless to pale yellow liquid with a green, flowery and citrus-like odor. Produced via fermentation, this material is available in large-scale quantities, as well as pesticide-free. Its suggested applications are within beverages and fragrances.

The Perfumer & Flavorist Product Roundup is a monthly feature presenting inspiration for flavor and fragrance creations with materials and products from leading F&F companies. Check out this month's collection for biotech materials.

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