Novel small-molecules that increase food and beverage flavor quality

The Need: Flavor Modulating Compounds for Healthier Food and Drink

Consumers today are increasingly conscious of their health and seek food and beverage options that align with their wellness goals. However, many nutritious foods and beverages often contain bitter or sour flavors that can deter consumers from their consumption. Consequently, food manufacturers resort to high levels of fats, sugars, and salts to mask these undesirable tastes, compromising the health benefits of these products. There is a pressing commercial need for a solution that effectively blocks or modulates bitter and sour flavors, allowing for the reduction of added sugars and salts while maintaining palatability and consumer appeal.

The Technology: Flavor Modulating Additives

Our innovative technology comprises flavor modulating compounds that serve as additives for food and drink. These compounds have the unique ability to block or modulate bitter and sour flavors, effectively mitigating the need for excessive fats, sugars, and salts in food preparation. By incorporating these additives, manufacturers can create healthier and more nutritious products that retain their flavor appeal without compromising on taste.

Commercial Applications:

  1. Nutritious Foods: Incorporate the flavor modulating additives into various nutritious foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, berries, and other naturally bitter or sour ingredients, to improve overall palatability without the need for excessive sugars or salts.

  2. Beverages: Enhance the quality of beverages like fruit juices, yogurt, and other acidic or sour-based drinks by reducing sourness levels, providing a more enjoyable taste without compromising nutritional content.

  3. Snack Products: Improve the taste of health-oriented snacks, such as protein bars, functional foods, and low-calorie treats, by reducing bitterness or sourness, thereby promoting healthier snacking habits.


  1. Healthier Formulations: By using our flavor modulating additives, manufacturers can significantly reduce the reliance on fats, sugars, and salts, resulting in healthier food and beverage options for health-conscious consumers.

  2. Enhanced Consumer Acceptance: Products formulated with our technology are more likely to be well-received by consumers due to the improved taste and reduced bitterness or sourness, promoting repeat purchases and brand loyalty.

  3. Nutrient Retention: The use of our additives allows for the preservation of natural nutritional components in foods and beverages, ensuring consumers receive the full health benefits of these products.

  4. Addressing Citrus Industry Challenges: In regions affected by citrus greening disease, our sour modulating compounds can help improve the flavor quality of citrus products, addressing critical challenges faced by the citrus industry.

  5. Versatile Applications: Our flavor modulating compounds can be incorporated into a wide range of food and beverage products, providing manufacturers with a versatile and effective solution for taste enhancement.

Unlock the Full Potential of Flavor Modulation

Our cutting-edge flavor modulating additives open new possibilities for healthier, more appealing food and drink products. By reducing bitterness and sourness without compromising taste, our technology empowers manufacturers to create better-for-you products that resonate with health-conscious consumers. Embrace the future of flavor modulation and elevate your products to meet the demands of today's wellness-focused market.


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