January 1, 2011/Prepared FoodsMagazine -- Wild-harvested from the West African rain forests comes TalinÆ (thaumatin). This low-calorie, natural protein is physically extracted from the Katemfe Fruit, Thaumatococcus daniellii, and is offered by Naturex. Functioning as a flavor modifier, Talin has a wide range of applications in supplements, foods and drinks, particularly in the fields of flavor modification and flavor enhancement. Talin was granted the Best Innovative Stevia Product award at Malta Stevia 2010 Conference.  "This award underlines the remarkable potential of Talin in masking the taste of stevia," said Justin Lord, Talin business manager. Naturex, www.naturex.com