MARKET INFO of Balsam Peru

Latest Market Info: 4/10/23

The balsam peru market is very short and firm right now. Current supply is limited and product has had numerous difficulties in production due to bad weather in Central America. Increased rainfall has caused issues with harvesting gum resins and other materials from trees; the current season has been delayed, and additional delays are expected with similar products from the region.

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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