Sugar Cane Distillate is produced through the distillation of leaves and stalks of selected sugarcane varieties. ASR Group’s new powdered distillates are a plant-based product that affects how consumers interpret taste. By minimizing undesirable flavors and enhancing the natural essence of foods, the novel distillates serve as a valuable ingredient to help food manufacturers achieve a cleaner label.
The company’s Sugar Cane Distillate-Powder modulates bitterness at 0.05% usage. With five bitterness blockers, the ingredient loosely binds the bitterness receptors in the taste buds to block the perception of unpleasant sensations.
Cane Molasses Distillate-powder increases the sweetness perception at 65 ppm usage. With the presence of five sweet aroma compounds, the ingredient provides efficient flavor modulation attributes. Brown sugar notes within the powder accomplish a highly perceived “sweet aroma” that enhances sweetness perception up to 2% sugar equivalency in some applications.
“Our sensory analysis and quality testing demonstrate that powder distillates perform better than the liquid counterparts,” said Cesar Contreras, Business Development Manager at ASR Group. “These materials have a higher concentration of functional components; they require a much lower usage level; they have a longer shelf life and no need for refrigeration.”
Popularly applied in various product categories like beverages, confectionery, baked goods, snack foods, sauces, and dairy, the powder distillates are cost-efficient, non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, and allergen-free. The product is available to ship and has a shelf life of 18 months.