Thaumatin is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier

Thaumatin is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier. The protein is often used primarily for its flavour-modifying properties and not exclusively as a sweetener.

The thaumatins were first found as a mixture of proteins isolated from the katemfe fruit(Thaumatococcus daniellii Bennett) of west Africa. Some proteins in the thaumatin family of sweeteners are roughly 2000 times more potent than sugar. Although very sweet, thaumatin’s taste is markedly different from sugar’s. The sweetness of thaumatin builds very slowly. Perception lasts a long time, leaving a liquorice-like aftertaste at high usage levels.

Function:

Thaumatin is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier. The protein is often used primarily for its flavour-modifying properties and not exclusively as a sweetener.

The thaumatins were first found as a mixture of proteins isolated from the katemfe fruit(Thaumatococcus daniellii Bennett) of west Africa. Some proteins in the thaumatin family of sweeteners are roughly 2000 times more potent than sugar. Although very sweet, thaumatin’s taste is markedly different from sugar’s. The sweetness of thaumatin builds very slowly. 

Thaumatin is highly water soluble, stable to heating, and stable under acidic conditions.

Application:

 Thaumatin can be used as raw material to add in wine, fruit juice, bread, cake, cookies, candy and other foods;
2. Thaumatin can be used as food additives, not only improve the color, fragrance and taste, but improve the nutritional value of food;
3. Thaumatin can be used as raw material to reprocess, the specific products contain medicinal ingredients, through the biochemical pathway.

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