Firmenich Patent for Flavor-encapsulated Ingredient

August 4/New Delhi, India/Indian Patents News -- Switzerland-based Firmenich SA filed patent application for fat, wax or oil-based food ingredient comprising encapsulated flavors.

The inventors are Barra Jerome, Le Anh, Maurel Catherine, Chiaverini Michael, Gordon Jonathan F and Normand Valery.Firmenich SA filed the patent application. The patent application number is 4184/KOLNP/2007 A. The international classification numbers are A23L 1/22 and A23L 1/30.

According to the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks, "The present invention relates to food ingredients or entire food products which comprise fats or oils and, dispersed with the fat or oil, flavor capsules. The flavor capsules comprise a micro-organism, a surrounding matrix component and at least one flavor, which is mainly present within the micro-organism. The food or food ingredients may be used as such, or be used as coatings or fillings of conventional food products. The fat- or oil-based food ingredient of the invention has increased flavor intensity if compared to similar food ingredients in which the flavor is not encapsulated. The flavors are immediately released upon consumption of the food or food ingredient. Owing to the particular encapsulation of flavors, the food ingredient is largely resistant to flavor evaporation due to elevated temperatures during food manufacturing processes.

From the August 5, 2010, Prepared Foods' Daily News
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