Sensient Flavors Launches Comprehensive Natural Masking Technology for Beverages

Sensient Flavors, one of the world’s leading flavor companies, has introduced Smoothenol®, a natural masking technology system that enhances palatability of beverages by masking undesirable off-notes and unwanted aftertaste that may occur due to the use of non-nutritive sweeteners such as the Rebaudioside A stevia extract (Reb A). Common off-notes associated with stevia include bitterness, astringency, and a licorice-like aftertaste.

Consumer desire for healthier products indicates a continued movement among beverage manufacturers toward more natural flavors and ingredients.

“Sensient is able to provide beverage manufacturers with a natural solution to achieving optimal beverage palatability when bitter-inducing ingredients such as stevia are used,” said Kimberly Carson, director, Beverage Solutions at Sensient Flavors LLC. “With Sensient’s expertise in flavoring all beverage types and extensive portfolio of technology systems, we are able to provide our customers with customized solutions, assisting them in creating products consumers will love.”

Sensient’s extensive technical expertise lead to the development of Smoothenol, a natural, EU-compliant and GMO-free proprietary technology system. Smoothenol works by modifying the consumer sensory perception and essentially eliminating bitter off-notes and astringency that may be present when formulating with non-nutritive sweeteners such as stevia.

Smoothenol can be customized based on specific customer requirements, which can vary due to the differences in sources of stevia, as well as overall flavor profiles and end products.

For more information on Smoothenol or additional Smoothenol systems for metallic off-notes, chalky after-taste or palate burn, please e-mail: [email protected] or call: (800) 445-0073.

About Sensient Flavors LLC:
Sensient Flavors LLC is a unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation and is one of the world’s leading flavor companies, operating in 30 countries. Sensient Flavors’ innovative technologies offer the optimal choice for complete flavor system development.
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of flavors, colors and fragrances, employing advanced technologies to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty chemicals.

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