Symrise has added extraction capabilities for botanicals and vanilla at its Teterboro, New Jersey, facility. Larry Garro, Symrise vice president of operations, explained there is increased demand for natural ingredients, so Symrise has expanded the footprint of natural capabilities in North America. These raw materials will go into the natural flavors that are part of Symrise‘s Code of Nature platform.

These natural extracts can now be a direct offering to clients, shortening lead times and gaining supply chain efficiencies. It allows for more flexibility in extract formats, since they can be customized to a specific application or customer requirement, especially when creating signature products.

These new extractions can be used across a wide variety of applications including desserts, bakery, confectionery, protein shakes, and beverages.

“Vanilla is one of the most important ingredients in the world. It is relevant in confectionery, dairy and bakery products,“ said Carol McBride, Category Director for Sweet. “This is the third location in the world that Symrise has for manufacturing vanilla extracts, using beans sourced from Madagascar and India. The new enrichment technology allows us to capture the volatiles in the concentration process, and add them back into the extract, making this a real differentiator for us in the marketplace.”

Along with vanilla, botanical extracts are also manufactured locally. Symrise named botanicals as part of its 2019+ Food Trends, because they add complexity, variety and freshness to many types of foods and beverages.