Consumer demand for chestnut products is on the rise. Market research by Innova Market Insights shows that new launches of chestnut-flavored products rose 46% from 2015 to 2019. Top applications for chestnut flavors in the sweet category include bakery, desserts, confections, and ice creams.

PROVA Inc. announces the immediate availability of a complete portfolio of chestnut extracts and flavors that authentically reflect the sweet, nutty tastes of chestnut.

“Chestnut has long been recognized in Europe and Asia as a popular seasonal treat,” said Pam deVries, general manager, PROVA Inc. “Here in North America, chestnut is not just for the holidays anymore. Our flavors give manufacturers the opportunity to extend their product line all year long with gourmet products, line extensions and limited-time-offer (LTO) products.”

This type of flour is high in protein and naturally sweet, with a wide variety of essential amino acids, dietary fiber, and a low amount of fat. It contains vitamin E, vitamin B, potassium, phosphorous, and magnesium.  It also happens to be gluten-free. Mixing this flour with alcohol enables the flavorists to create an extraction, which is then further processed to formulate PROVA’s range of chestnut flavors.

PROVA's chestnut flavors have a roasted, honeyed, sweet potato taste. They pair well with a wide range of other flavors from traditional sweet notes such as vanilla, coffee, caramel and cocoa to savory flavors like bacon and mushroom.