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TasteEssentials® for refreshing citrus beverages

  • Customised solutions
  • Taste performance and stability
  • Citrus sustainability
  • Latest innovation
  • Sparking creativity with TasteTrek® Citrus
  • Our portfolio
Customised solutions
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From an ice-cold glass of sparkling lemonade to a fiery limoncello, it’s easy to see why citrus is the world’s number one beverage flavour. 

Customised solutions

TasteEssentials® Citrus strives to explore, discover and deliver fresh perspectives in citrus, opening up new opportunities for our customers to create delicious, distinctive drinks. Building on over 200 years of experience in making breakthroughs with citrus, we use our global presence to apply knowledge at a local level, thanks to our flavour development centres on every continent. 

Local collaboration enables us to understand our customers’ products and their consumers’ flavour needs, and to develop customised solutions that resonate at a local level. We also constantly study and provide guidance on beverage trends. For instance, citrus flavours play a key role in today’s hugely popular functional beverages, adding zing to formulas that offer wellbeing benefits such as hydration.

Taste performance and stability
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Taste performance and stability

One of the major challenges with citrus, and particularly citrus beverages, is how to create stable flavours, as citrus is inherently unstable in most beverage bases. That’s why we focus on understanding the chemistry of citrus to create more stable ingredients and to hone best practices for achieving stability.  

We have developed a set of capabilities to build citrus flavours with maximum performance in our customers’ bases. This benefits our customers, as it allows them to achieve flavours that work for their unique products and supply chains.

Citrus sustainability
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Citrus sustainability

The citrus market is facing several sustainability challenges, which we are working to address through our research and product innovation. 

For example, we launched our line of SunThesis® ingredient replacers as an environmentally friendly alternative to citrus oils. Made from readily available, cost-conscious natural materials, SunThesis® helps our customers to mitigate supply chain risk, stabilise costs and delight nature-conscious consumers.

Latest innovation
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Latest innovation

We also offer BioNootkatone, a sustainable, clean label citrus ingredient with a winning taste profile. This breakthrough ingredient answers market demand for sustainable, natural, clean label citrus flavour without the cost and supply volatility of traditional citrus extracts. In addition to these benefits, BioNootkatone offers a refreshing, natural citrus taste that can be used in a variety of food and beverages. 

Sparking creativity with TasteTrek® Citrus
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Sparking creativity with TasteTrek® Citrus

We believe that the best way to understand citrus flavours is to experience the amazing scents, flavours and textures of the fruits at first hand. That’s why we introduced our TasteTrek® programme: to educate and inspire our customers by bringing them straight to the heart of citrus groves around the world.

Every year, we invite small groups of customers to join us on these fascinating journeys. This offers a unique opportunity to learn about different varieties, discover new profiles and co-create irresistible new flavours alongside our experts. Discover more about TasteTrek® Citrus and our multi-sensory Virtual TasteTrek® Citrus.

Discover our natural citrus flavours    Download our Citrus brochure

Our portfolio
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Our portfolio

A burst of juicy citrus as it is squeezed into a summer drink.
Smelling vanilla beans
Sensuously warm, dark vanilla beans, infusing a custard with sweet flavour and instant indulgence.
Cutting beef
The delight of a dry-aged, medium rare beef steak just off the grill.
Chicken satey
A steaming bowl of succulent chicken and silky noodles boiling in a broth.
Pouring milk in coffee
The invigorating aroma of freshly roasted and ground coffee wafting through the kitchen.
Turkisch tea
The moment of comfort that comes with a warming mug of tea.
Strawberry desserts
Wonderfully smooth and creamy dairy textures.
Grating cheese
A sprinkling of freshly grated cheese that livens up a meal with all of its complexity.