Plantae by Layn offers functional botanical extract antioxidants, enhancers, and maskers
April 13, 2023
Layn has a long, respected reputation as the globally leading direct manufacturer and innovator of monk fruit and stevia extracts, and over the past three decades has consistently expanded its ingredient portfolio to include a full range of botanical extract ingredients with broad consumer and application appeal.
Premixes range from the mandated vitamins and minerals for addressing nutrient shortfalls to trendy ingredients like turmeric, ginger, activated charcoal, collagen, and botanical bioactives that consumers believe are healthier for them.
The clean-label and better-for-you products are moving from a niche marketplace and into the mainstream at a rapid rate. The ingredients for these new formations often have special needs, including the need for clean label bitter blockers, flavor maskers, flavor potentiators, and flavor extenders.
Flavorchem introduces taste mod™ for protein to mask the off-notes associated with plant-based protein
November 15, 2021
In response to the demand for enhanced functional benefits, Flavorchem, a global flavor and ingredient supplier, developed a line of high-performance modulators to help brands create nutritionally optimized products without sacrificing on taste.
To attain the coveted clean-label designation, today’s “flavor helpers”—the secondary ingredients needed to mask or block a bitter aftertaste or to enhance a desired flavor (which in turn can mask off notes)—need to be derived from natural ingredients and contain no traces of solvents or similar chemicals.
The new lines of probiotic-infused or fermented products are favored for their light and delicate flavors. However, a major challenge for makers of such beverages has been that it can be difficult to mask any undesired fermentation or savory notes in these types of water-heavy products.
Imbibe’s second proprietary ingredient masks off-notes
April 24, 2018
Consumers want better-for-you beverages with natural sweeteners and functional ingredients that come with flavor challenges, but they don’t want to compromise on taste. NonSense™ has already generated significant buzz with product developers who rely on it to mask off-notes like bitterness, astringencies and rancidity that are common with these types of ingredients.
Taste receptors are not only found on the tongue; scientists recently discovered the existence of taste receptors that reside in the gastrointestinal tract, internal organs, and central nervous system.