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Savory Ice Cream Is All the Rave

Ice Cream is a perennial favorite all year round, whether in scoops, cups, tubs, cakes, sandwiches, or bars. Nothing says fresh, sweet, creamy, and tasty like vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate ice cream. The list of traditional and innovative flavors is long, including chocolate chip, cookie dough, blueberry cheesecake, mint, and cookies and cream. Although many […]

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The Rise of CBD-Infused Fragrances

The inclusion of health-giving cannabidiol (CBD) infusions in various product categories is accelerating. Segments include coffee, functional beverages and snacks, over-the-counter remedies, supplements, pet care, and home and personal products. In addition, according to Chemical Engineering, advanced extraction technology makes CBD molecules more accessible, facilitating increased creativity and flavor pairings for innovative infusions.   According […]

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Trending – Perfume Ingredient Chemicals

Wearing perfume is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years. Archeologists have found evidence of perfume usage in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Roman Empire, and other historic civilizations. Today, perfume is still massively popular, but the ingredients we use to make it have changed. Nowadays, most perfumes contain natural and synthetic ingredients, giving […]

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The Boom of Citrus Oil

Lemons have hundreds of uses, from making natural disinfectants to decorating your home. This bright yellow fruit is one of many citruses that impart flavor, scent, and color to many household products today. Most citrus-infused products don’t contain actual fruit but get their lemony properties from citrus oil instead.   What is Citrus Oil, and […]

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Recent Trends in the Fragrance Industry

Androgeny (andro) and non-binary (enbie) are gender-fluid or gender-neutral expressions of individuality, applicable regardless of gender orientation or identity. In other words, adopters may be asexual, bisexual, homosexual, straight, or anywhere in between. Some identify as trans men, trans women, or cisgender. Many choose androgeny to reject societal and cultural gender division expectations or to […]

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Cloudifiers in the Beverage Industry

Food and beverage manufacturers know that how products look is as essential as how they taste and smell. “Mouthwatering” is often in the eye of the beholder. To ensure this Pavlova’s dog-like eye-brain response, manufacturers add cloudifiers or clouding agents to create an appealing opalescence –pleasing cloudiness and thickness – to low fruit juice content […]

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Superfood Plant Proteins – How They Compare to Meat

Over 700,000 people signed up for Veganuary in 2023. However, it’s estimated that ten times more people actually participated. This is an impressive feat, considering that only 1,280 people signed up when the campaign started in 2015. These numbers reflect a global trend towards plant-based eating. Statistics show that following a vegan or vegetarian diet […]

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The Growth of Chili Extracts in the Plant Extracts Market

We all know someone who puts hot sauce on everything they eat, and chops fresh chilis into almost every dish. Market research shows that chili peppers are in high demand as more people switch to spicy versions of their favorite snacks. It’s not just whole chilis flying off the shelves, but chili extracts, distillates, and […]

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Essential Oils and Oleoresins: What’s the Difference?

Essential oils and oleoresins are two types of concentrated liquid extracts representing or forming the base for numerous applications, including personal, therapeutic, food, beverage, and household products. For both, ingredients include raw fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices, using the whole plant, from the roots to the flowers. These extracts are usually more potent than dried […]

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Cold Brew or Iced Coffee – Use Natural Flavor Concentrates

An iced coffee or cold brew is delicious, refreshing, and revitalizing. Iced coffee is first hot-brewed – the heat extracting conventional flavor layers from the coffee compounds – and then presented cold over ice. In contrast, a cold brew can be made using concentrates diluted to taste, which is ideal for producing ready-to-drink beverages. Concentrates […]