Natural Advantage introduces natural 2-ethyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)-furanone (FEMA# 3623, CAS# 27538-09-6). 2-Ethyl-4-hydroxy-5-methyl-3(2H)-furanone is also known as homofuraneol and occurs naturally in coffee and fermented soy sauce. While flavor can be described as sweet and sugar-like, the aroma has very brown, caramel-like, maple-like properties as well as savory soy sauce and bread notes. Homofuraneol reminds you of caramel-covered fruit and smoky ham at holiday gatherings. This material can be used in fruit, tropical, meat, coffee, candy, cola flavors and baked goods. Recommended use level: 0.005 ppm to 5 ppm as consumed. EU and U.S. natural, kosher, non-GMO, vegetarian.