MELVILLE, N.Y. — Comax Flavors has launched its “Butter Dish” flavor collection, which is designed to assist food and beverage companies create products that take advantage of the increasing consumption of butter in America. The collection comes in Brown Butter, Butter in My Coffee, Nut Butter, Savory Butter and Strawberry Butter flavors.

Per-capita consumption of butter in America reached 5.6 lbs in 2012, which was up from 4.1 lbs in 1997, according to the American Butter Institute, Arlington, Va.

“Consumers crave the flavor and texture of full fat butter, and in response, we created the ‘Butter Dish’ collection,” said Catherine Armstrong, vice-president of corporate communications for Melville-based Comax Flavors.