With mild to medium sour notes and a yeasty character, natural Cheese Flavor #2613, a young cheddar cheese flavor, is a kosher dairy certified, water-soluble emulsion. Applications include stovetop and microwave sauces, crackers, salad dressings and analogs. Suggested starting usage levels range from .40% to 1%. Edlong Flavors WRITE IN 220

A high-impact, specialty aromatic chemical, 3-Methyl-2, 4-nonanedione can be used in tea, honey and parsley formulations in the food sector. The product imparts hay-like green notes and is found naturally in dry green and black tea, as well as in dried parsley. Flavorists may use it in savory applications or in beverage applications, such as in a brewed tea base, with concentrations of just 0.1-0.2 ppm. Florida Treatt Inc. WRITE IN 221

A magnesium citrate supplement offering high magnesium content in a highly bioavailable, highly soluble formula that can be custom formulated for cost-effective results is available for applications such as baby foods, sports drinks, dietary supplements and meal replacement beverages. Users of Gadomag+ can choose the exact magnesium content to meet their specific requirements, making possible a balanced supplementation of both calcium and magnesium while maintaining solubility. Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd. WRITE IN 222

A serving (one ounce) of pistachios is low in saturated fat and naturally cholesterol-free. Consisting of approximately 47 nuts, a serving also contains more than 10% of the daily value of fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Interestingly, there is more fiber in a serving of pistachios than in a ½ cup of broccoli or spinach. California Pistachio Commission WRITE IN 223

Marinades allow processors to increase meat's total volume by 10 to 25% and to present a high quality, moist product. Crystals International Inc. can help manufacturers find a unique marinade and blend the formula for them. Some choices are: mandarin orange sauce, teriyaki pineapple marinade, sweet and sour sauce, apricot fruit glaze and barbecue sauce. Crystals International Inc. WRITE IN 224

A new moisture barrier film with flavor protection could be a new tool in keeping foods fresh. Developed by Pliant Corporation for Aurora Foods, makers of Duncan Hines, the 5-layer, blown co-extruded film has an improved moisture barrier when compared to the company's existing liners. Aurora Foods is employing the film for its cake, cookie, brownie and muffin mixes. Pliant Corporation WRITE IN 225

A line of highly versatile natural flavors is available in liquid and dry forms. Grande Gusto® products are derived from milk solids and contribute a rich, savory flavor while accentuating the existing flavor systems of many foods. They blend and mask undesirable flavors, such as bitter and metallic and mask the green, beany flavor of soy. In confectionery, Grande Gusto can boost chocolate and caramel flavors. Grande Custom Ingredients Group WRITE IN 226

A flavor enhancer for premium ice cream, Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste has a smooth texture and complex, velvety flavor that complements the richness of the ice cream. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, a shelf-stable item that suspends the seeds in a uniform matrix for easy dispersion throughout the ice cream base. The company provides a variety of ice cream add-ins, such as chocolate chunks, berries, almonds and caramel. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas WRITE IN 227