Potential Application for γ-Hexalactone

Available in Natural & Kosher

Gamma-Hexalactone finds common use as a replacement for coumarin; a once treasured vanilla flavor additive. Most early beverage cream flavors were coumarin-based. When coumarin was banned as a food additive in numerous countries, coumarin replacement projects were initiated in a vain effort to find comparable replacements, none really worked. Today gamma-hexalactone finds applications in various nut, coconut and vanilla flavors. It imparts a ripe nuance to cherry, banana, peach and mango fruit flavors without becoming jammy. It is beneficial in malt, honey, butterscotch and graham flavors.


Key Organoleptic Characteristics   Creamy, lactonic, waxy, oily nutty with vanilla , coumarin and coconut nuances
Potential Applications Coffee, whiskey flavors; nut and grain applications such as bread and yeast dough additives; tea top notes
Natural Occurrence Apricot, burley tobacco, cocoa, grape brandy, mango, peach, raspberry, strawberry and wheat bread
Aroma Characteristics @100%. Creamy, waxy, lactonic coumarin, with a musty sweet nutty nuance
Taste Characteristics @5-10 ppm. Creamy, waxy, nut skin, grain, vanilla and coumarin with berry and fruity depth notes
Product Number W255611