Fruit varietal research leads to lemon, lime flavors

by Jeff Gelski
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DUBENDORF, SWITZERLAND — Givaudan Flavours has created 10 lemon and lime flavors through research on fruit varietals from a citrus grove owned by the University of California, Riverside. Givaudan Flavours and the university have a strategic partnership.

“The customer response to our TasteTrek orange collection was overwhelmingly positive,” said Dawn Streich, global product manager, citrus, for Givaudan Flavours, which has a U.S. office in Cincinnati. “It was a natural extension of the program to investigate and then launch a TasteTrek lemon and lime collection.”

Givaudan gave India lime, lo porto and femminello as three examples among the 10 lemon and lime flavors. India lime offers the notes of blood orange, lemon and lime candy with hints of light kiwi and has a mild grapefruit finish. Lo porto, based on an exotic lemon, has a green-fruity, floral profile with hints of jasmine and candy-banana elements. Femminello is a light, fruity, astringent lemon with sweetness and kaffir lime qualities.

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