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Neohespiridine DC

Historydiscovered in 1963 by Horowitz and Gentili
Synthesisthe source materials for the extraction of dihydrochalcon (DC) sweeteners are flavones, which are contained in the peel of citrus fruits. The Neohesperidine found in the peel of bitter oranges is converted into Neohesperidine Chalcone through alkali treatment. Chalcone is converted into dihydrochalcone through hydrogenation.
Sensoric features/sweetening powerliquorice/peppermint aftertaste
1,500 - 1,800-times, customary concentration 400 - 600-times
physiologicalis absorbed by the body in insignificant amounts and so is practically calorie-free
toothfriendly and suitable for diabetics
technicalflour-like powder
mainly used as a flavour-enhancer
masks the bitter taste of other ingredients
very thermostable and therefore especially suitable for baking, cooking and pasteurised foodstuffs
very stable in watery solutions with pH values of 2-6
only low dosage necessary, otherwise too extreme liquorice/peppermint taste
high synergetic potential with other sweeteners
ADI value5 mg per kg of body weight
Fields of applicationtable-top sweeteners (tablets, spoon-for-spoon powders and liquid sweeteners)
carbonated and non-carbonated refreshing drinks
dairy products
puddings, desserts
ice cream and frozen desserts
toothpaste, mouthwash

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