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Hispanic Flavors Highlighted in Comax Offerings

Posted: July 1, 2011

To help cater to a growing customer desire for Hispanic flavors, Comax Flavors has developed a line of flavors inspired by traditional Hispanic cuisine. Covering everything sweet to spicy, the flavors include influences from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba and other Spanish-speaking areas.

Popular Latin fruit such as mango, papaya, passion fruit and lime are available, as well as more unique fruit options such as guanabana, comparable to a mixture of strawberry and pineapple with an underlying creaminess of coconut or banana; acerola, also known as the Barbados cherry; and lulo, a citrus flavor sometimes described as a combination of rhubarb and lime.

On the spicier side of Latin cuisine, flavorings of chipotle pepper, jalapeno, Mexican spice and taco spice are garnering favor. Additionally, flavors such as sofrito, a sautÈ of onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, bell peppers and tomatoes; chamoy, a Mexican delicacy with a combination of salt, sweetness and heat infused in apricot; and cajeta, a Mexican confection of thickened syrup made of sweetened caramelized milk, are also on the rise, and join flavors like sangria, avocado, Mexican vanilla, and more.