Pineapple flavor

My First Encounter with Flavors My favorite unit in O-Chem(Organic Chemistry) was when the professor brought in a small bottle of Allyl caproate (aka Allyl hexanoate FEMA #2032) for the class to evaluate. It was my first exposure to a flavor aromatic. He passed around the bottle and asked us carefully smell the bottle and tell the class what we thought. I was intrigued, it smelled like pineapple. From that moment, I became hooked on O-Chem. Allyl caproate (FEMA 2032) Allyl caproate is an ester. Esters are often times described as fruity. Allyl describes the group of carbon and hydrogen atoms attached to the ester group.         Allyl caproate (hexanoate) smells like pineapple and it … [Read more...]

Orange Essential Oil

Beverage Flavors The most popular beverage flavor in the United States is orange. Although consumption of orange juice has declined in recent years, it was reported Americans consumed 715,775 metric tons of orange juice in 2011.(http://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/?country=us&commodity=orange-juice&graph=domestic-consumption)  That's a lot of juice!  Oranges are primarily grown in Florida, California and Brazil and processed for their juice. Orange Peel So what happens to the peels? Peels are further processed to isolate orange essential oil. Basically, the oil is squeezed out of the peel. Orange oil consists of limonene (~90%), geraniol (~5%), decanal (~3%), octanal (~3%) and myrcene (~2%). Other components included alpha and … [Read more...]

Zico Coconut Water w/Pineapple & Citrus Flavors review

Fun Evening Last night was Halloween. As always, I was rushing around getting the kids ready for the evening and didn't get a chance to  eat dinner. The kids were excited and crazy, so I decided to "numb my nerves" and fill a coffee mug with an alcoholic beverage while I follow them around the neighborhood.  My evening diet consisted of wine, candy and a few specs of dinner. Tough Morning Needless to say,  I didn't feel great this morning. Therefore, I decided it was a good morning to try the Zico Pure Premium Coconut water I had in my frig.  I understand that coconut water is extremely healthy and can help with hangovers. My Impression My impression of this product is that it must be healthy, because it looks like a medicine … [Read more...]