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, caramellic, maple-like properties as well as savory soy sauce and bread notes. HomoFuraneol reminds you of caramel covered fruit and smoked ham at holiday gatherings. This material can be used in fruit, tropical, meat, coffee, candy, cola flavors and baked goods. Recommended use level is 0.005-5 ppm as consumed. It is EU and U.S. natural, kosher, non-GMO and vegetarian.