Californian lemon is used across the personal care spectrum to offer a juicy lemon note in addition to heavy use in candy and beverage flavors.
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Flavor Ingredients Part of Berjé’s proficiency in the flavor industry comes not only from stocking many ingredients, but also being able to offer different varieties of those ingredients. The differences between Argentine, Californian, and Italian Lemon Oil can be subtle, but they serve as a major point of distinction when used in a well-constructed flavor. ... Read more »
Drought has affected estimated production volumes for crop 2020/2021 and we now expect a 20% reduction. We expect prices to increase/remain firm. Oils from new crop season will become available July/August timeframe.
Rose Oil Bulgarian While all Rose can be said to be warm and floral, Bulgarian Rose differentiates itself on the drydown with a prominent, clove-like spiciness uncommon in other varieties. This character makes Rose Bulgarian particularly well suited for floral, spicy and creamy applications.
Production will resume in early March. Lots of inventory but quality is inferior. Lots of phthalate contamination. Prices are soft.
Prices remain stable
Demand and offer are at balance and prices are stable. The largest challenge facing right now is adulteration and contamination.
With increased demand from Aromatherapy supply is having difficulty keeping up with demand. Here too expect prices to increase.
There continues to be high demand for Lemongrass, specifically as a Citral source. Reports indicate that prices at the farm level increase daily, as low availability has allowed for a “bidding war” to ensue.
Spain, Brazil, California, and Southern Italy have all been experiencing bad weather, leading to reports of large reductions in crop sizes. Argentina, the largest producer, reported a crop 10-15% larger than last year’s, slightly offsetting the losses elsewhere.
As of mid January – weather has been cooperating for California, Florida and Texas citrus production areas and growers are currently harvesting good fruit qualities. Jan. 10 citrus crop estimate from US Dept. of Agriculture forecast a harvest of 125.5 million boxes of oranges for the current season, up from 124 million last year. Grapefruit... Read more »
Impactful at very low levels, Bulgarian Rose is intensely floral, very sweet, with subtle wine-like hints.
Coriander Oil Steam distilled from the herb of the coriander plant known as cilantro and it’s familiar herbal profile exhibiting some of the fatty, aldehydic notes familiar from the herb. These notes are recognized as being helpful in citrus profiles like lemon, orange, and mandarin where it can amplify the citrus peel character. Black Pepper... Read more »
The South Asian Pickle trend is running alongside the drinking vinegar craze.
2018 saw the launch of numerous sparkling mash-ups flavors focused around tea, coffee and bottled waters. With the bar now set and consumers drawn to these new sparkling drink variations, brands are looking towards their unique signature to stand out amongst the crowd. Clean Cause’s™ expansion into a line of sparkling Yerba Mate ready-to-drink cans... Read more »
Lavender Oil Bulgarian Bulgarian Lavender has the full floralcy shared by all lavender/lavandin oils but is differentiated by having a more pronounced camphoraceous note than lavandins and a sweeter haylike note on the dry down. Lavender performs as a trending and standalone profile in flavors, notably in baking. Bergamot Oil Bergamot isn’t a traditional citrus profile... Read more »
The veggie chip, whether it’s made of sweet potato, yucca, or taro, has become more popular as consumers are looking for alternatives to potato and corn chips. This one is spiced with a CO2 extract of Timur Pepper, a close relative of the Szechuan peppercorn that has a lemony topnote and lingering peppery flavor.
Both new and established snack brands have pushed to reinvent popcorn as a healthy snack. This push has included new seasonings like sage, which pairs exceptionally well with the buttery flavor of popcorn. Lemon Oil 5X and Black Pepper Oil add a potent pop to this modern popcorn.
With the rush to get as nutrient dense as possible, both to mirror the popularity of juicing in a snack format as well as attempting to jam pack all of the consumer’s favorite elements into a single product, manufacturers are spelling out their ingredient lists using flavor names. Kale, Spinach, Apple, Pineapple, Lemon, Ginger &... Read more »