Extenders lead to lemon oil savings

by Jeff Gelski
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A new line of lemon oil extenders allows users to reduce lemon oil in products while maintaining a typical lemon oil flavor profile, according to A.M. Todd, Kalamazoo, Mich. Potential savings are 20% to 40%.

The extenders are natural citrus-based systems that have shown the ability to extend the flavor character of lemon oil up to 50%. In certain applications they may be a total replacement.

Lemon oil prices have escalated since 2005, said Raymond J. Hughes, president of A.M. Todd Ingredients & Flavors.

"However, this year’s major jump in lemon oil prices is in large part due to poor weather conditions in some major growing regions, including California, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Argentina," he said. "In many cases yields were significantly reduced."

For more information, visit www.amtodd.com.

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