As individual natural flavor chemicals have come onto the market, essential oils, absolutes and extracts have taken a back seat in natural flavor compositions, notes Marie Wright, flavor creation manager for IFF. Wright presented her insights into reconnecting with whole natural products during a talk titled "Secret Agents: the Mysterious and Magical Treasures of Taste," at the fall meeting of the Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, "Saving Essential Oils," in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. In a recent conversation with P&F magazine, Wright discussed the advantages of essential oils and similar products in flavor compostitions, compared to individual components, and issues related to balancing cost with performance.
Reconnecting with Essential Oils
Nov 15th, 2010