Ask the Expert — USDA Certified Organic Flavors 101

Overview The popularity of organic food products has been on the rise since the early 2000s. Consumers became aware of the purported health benefits of organic products, as well as the lessened environmental impact that comes with producing food organically. Following this trend, USDA organic flavors began to appear in …

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Ask the Expert — Flavoring Nutritional Products

In today’s marketplace, the modern consumer has both an increased awareness of and demand for nutritional food and beverage products. Adding functional ingredients to consumables is one way that manufacturers are meeting this demand.  Examples of these ingredients include proteins, botanicals, vitamins & minerals, natural sweeteners, caffeine, amino acids, and preservatives.  These ingredients are utilized in a …

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Ask the Expert – How to Add Natural Flavors to Cheese

Overview Amidst the global pandemic, dairy sales have exploded as dairy products have firmed their position as a main staple in consumers’ refrigerators. With many staying at home and restaurants at limited capacity, more meals are being cooked at home. Cheese sales, in particular, are through the roof. …

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Ask the Expert – Reaction Flavors for Meat Alternatives

Overview Reaction flavors, sometimes referred to as processed flavors, are the resulting mixture of products from various chemical reactions where the flavor differs greatly from the starting materials (reactants). Thanks to the magic of science, raw materials are transformed in the reaction vessel into rich flavors that include …

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Ask the Expert – Delivery Systems for Clean Label Flavors

Clean label is much more than a trend in the food and beverage industry. Today, it is part of the overall movement towards natural and transparent
products. Consumers of all ages – especially those within the trend-setting Millennial and Generation Z demographic cohorts – demand products that
eliminate ingredients …

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Hydro-Alcoholic Extracts

Ask the Expert – Hydro-Alcoholic Extracts

Hard Seltzers are made similar to beer by fermenting cane sugar rather than malted barley. The alcohol content of the hard seltzer ranges from 4.5-5.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). The product also contains 90-110 calories per 12 ounce can. The alcohol accounts for most of the calories, …

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