Synergy Flavors Inc., a leading global supplier of flavors, extracts and essences, introduces a formulating solution that pairs turmeric with absorption-aiding ingredients and complementary profiles in functional beverages and snacks. 

“The health benefits of turmeric are widely known, and consumers are flocking to products with the added functionality and the vibrant color that turmeric brings. Our flavor experts have worked to create awe-inspiring, flavor-functional beverages and snacks with flavors that perfectly complement turmeric,” says Lindsey Oostema, Synergy Flavors’ senior marketing specialist. “Our new turmeric snacks and beverages are the latest examples of how Synergy’s flavorists take inspiration from all corners of the globe and all aspects of food and beverage creation to develop exciting flavors that meet the requirements of different applications and target markets.”

Oostema says turmeric and its main ingredient, curcumin, is going mainstream as the new “sweetheart” in functional beverage and snack categories. The spice can have an earthy or bitter flavor and is best absorbed with a healthy fat source and black pepper. Understanding these parameters, Synergy Flavors’ teams of beverage and snack flavor experts have created some unique, flavor-functional combinations to demonstrate the possibilities for turmeric. 

Here are just two examples involving beverages and foods.

Turmeric Gin & Tonic: Inspired by the “Bees Knees” Prohibition-era cocktail, this gin-based drink has a sprinkling of turmeric and is balanced with lemon, honey and tonic flavors.

Turmeric “Golden Milk” Dry Mix: This mix contains turmeric and black pepper, which once added to a high fat yogurt, makes for an efficacious delivery of functionality, with the taste of a golden milk latte.

Many research studies have identified a variety of dietary health benefits related to turmeric. These include anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, improved memory and relief of joint pain. Today, turmeric is typically found in spice or supplement form and—while common in curries, stir fries and soups—more manufacturers are adding it to functional beverages (kombuchas, smoothies) and snacks.

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About Synergy Flavors

Synergy Flavors Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry. Its Synergy Pure coffee, tea and vanilla extracts and essences capture authentic flavor and aroma from nature. Synergy offers high-quality taste solutions to inspire innovation that allows its customers to retain their competitive edge in a global market. Synergy Flavors is committed to sustainability and is taking more active steps to reduce its carbon footprint throughout every stage of its business activities.