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Potential Application for Levulinic Acid, FG

Available in Natural & Kosher

This compound conveys a sweet, yet acidic note with caramel tones and can be commonly used in butter, maple and nut imitation flavors. This ingredient can also add depth and round out caramel and vanilla flavor profiles by contributing a rich smokiness. The smoky, spicy cask nuance would nicely modify whisky flavors.


Key Organoleptic Characteristics   Acidic, caramel, sweet, vanilla
Potential Applications Caramel, butterscotch, maple and other brown flavors
Natural Occurrence Papaya, wheat bread, quince fruit, rice and sake
Aroma Characteristics @1.0%. Sweet creamy acidic guaiacol vanilla with pungent caramellic molasses and yeasty bread nuances
Taste Characteristics @30-50 ppm. Acidic, caramellic with molasses and smoky vanilla nuances
Product Number W262701