Description of Balsam Peru

Balsam Peru is a sap-like extract produced in El Salvador from a tree known as Myroxylon that grows wild throughout Central and South America.This molasses-like exudate has a complex aroma that features a vanilla/cinnamon sweetness combined with a persistent, slightly smoky warmth. Balsam Peru’s thick consistency has been valued in fragrances for its excellent fixative properties. In flavors it is most commonly used as an enhancer for vanilla profiles.  Beyond flavors and fragrances, Balsam Peru is also a traditional ingredient in some pharmaceutical applications.

Aroma & Flavor of Balsam Peru

Rich and sweet, with an odor reminiscent of Vanilla. Contains a warm, cinnamon-like flavor and a smoky drydown.

Botanical Name of Balsam Peru

Myroxylon balsamum

Appearance of Balsam Peru

Brown Viscous Resin







EXTRACTION method of Balsam Peru


Refractive Index of Balsam Peru

1.5850 - 1.6000 @ 20C

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Balsam Peru whitespace

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