Sweetness-enhancing liquorice root powder extract launched in UK

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The extract powder is aimed at reduced sugar confectionery, food and beverages
The extract powder is aimed at reduced sugar confectionery, food and beverages

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A liquorice root powder extract that can be used to intensify and enhance existing sweetness has been launched in the UK by supplier Thew Arnott.

Aimed at confectionery, food and beverages containing reduced sugar, Ceromag can also be used to mask bitter or salty flavours across a range of food applications.

The product’s excellent performance at high temperatures made it suitable for the production of foods such as reduced-sugar fruit jams, according to its Dutch manufacturer CE Roeper.

Mask the naturally bitter taste

It worked particularly well with Seville marmalade, where it serves to mask the naturally bitter taste of the orange, Thew Arnott claimed.

Ceromag is produced using the active ingredient in liquorice called glycyrrhizin, which is between 50 to 100 times sweeter than sucrose, meaning very little is required to attain sweetness.

The natural vegetable origin of Ceromag meant that the product is E-number free and suitable for use in both vegetarian and vegan food products, Thew Arnott added.

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