Givaudan and Manus Bio have partnered on the launch of BioNootkatone, a sustainable, natural, clean-label citrus flavor ingredient that is intended to be used in a variety of food and beverages.
BioNootkatone is the result of Givaudan’s analytical, flavor and processing abilities combined with the application of Manus Bio’s BioAssemblyLine Cell Factory engineering platform. BioNootkatone uses a non-GMO sugar source as the starting material and is made without using any citrus ingredients.
With a proprietary biomanufacturing and downstream process, Manus Bio and Givaudan are able to deliver a consistent, high-quality product. Further, BioNootkatone is less impactful for climate change than nootkatone derived from citrus because it is a comparatively lower greenhouse has emission ingredient.
Givaudan’s BioNootkatone offers woody, citrus and peely notes. Givaudan is exclusively commercializing BioNootkatone globally with Manus Bio retaining all manufacturing rights.
Fabio Campanile, global head of Science & Technology, Taste & Wellbeing, said, “We are thrilled to be able to offer this key ingredient to the market, giving our customers the peace of mind that comes from a sustainable product with a consistent and reliable supply. BioNootkatone will allow our customers to focus on what matters: creating delightful and refreshing citrus flavor experiences for their consumers with a clean label.”
Chief executive officer of Manus Bio, Ajikumar Parayil, Ph.D., added, “Climate effects and agricultural diseases such as citrus greening have established a clear need for natural and sustainable citrus ingredients that are not reliant on agricultural citrus extracts. The launch of BioNootkatone is a major achievement in our successful, long-standing collaboration with Givaudan.”