BY JOHN WRIGHT
Flavor Bites: trans-2-Octenal
With a powerful fatty character paired with just a hint of a
fruity green apple note, this material works well in a variety
of savory, dairy, nut and fruit flavors, as well as tea.
trans-2-Octenal (FEMA# 3215, CAS# 2548-87-0) has an extremely powerful fatty character, but it also has a subtle hint of the fruity green apple note that dominates the profile of the lower unsaturated
aldehydes, such as trans-2-hexenal. This interesting combination of odor
characteristics does not reduce its effectiveness in the wide range of flavors
that can make obvious use of an overtly fatty note, but it does make it very
effective in an unusually diverse range of less obvious flavors.
Note that the dose rates given throughout this article are the levels suggested for use in flavors intended to be dosed at 0.05% in ready-to-drink
beverages or in a simple bouillon.
Bacon: The brightness and sheer power of this raw material make it
especially effective when set in competition with some of the bacon sulfur
notes, giving an attractive fatty character at around 200 ppm.