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Zemea® USP-FCC Propanediol for Food and Flavors

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Pure Goodness.

Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol is a pure, naturally-derived carrier and solvent for flavors and extracts.  A welcome alternative to petroleum-based carriers, it offers flavorists and food technologists reduced bitterness and enhanced sweetness in food and beverage products, and provides unique solubility properties for flavoring compounds.  Other uses include processing aid and humectant.

Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol is currently approved for use in food and flavor applications in the United States.  It is approved for use in flavor applications in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, New Zealand, and Peru.

Function:

  • Direct food additive
  • Carrier and Solvent
  • Processing Aid
  • Humectant

Applications:

  • Flavors, extracts, aroma chemicals, colors
  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Savory
  • Bakery and confectionery

Benefits:

  • Reduced bitterness
  • Enhanced sweetness
  • Alternative to petroleum-based carriers and additives
  • Unique solubility properties
  • Improved humectancy
  • Lowers water activity
  • Antimicrobial properties

Approvals:

  • Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  • Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS)
  • Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA # 4753)
  • 100% Bio-based
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Gluten-free