Do you want to inspire your consumers with a unique taste sensation? Döhler always goes one step further to make sure you can. Our natural flavours are the result of combining the very best of nature, the most innovative technologies in our own processing facilities and in-depth expertise in flavour creation. One of Döhler’s flavour core competences is our premium citrus extracts and flavours.
Citrus fruits offer a more diverse range of taste nuances than almost any other fruit category. No other taste enjoys greater acceptance in the beverage industry, and is consistently one of the most popular flavours for sweet food products. The citrus taste is a favourite in nearly all countries around the globe. To make sure we capture the most popular taste for your products, our value chain extends from the fresh fruits on the tree to the filling of the final product.
This is why our Döhler Centre of Expertise Citrus is based in the world’s largest citrus growing area, near São Paulo, Brazil. We also process high-quality fruits in other regions, such as Spain and Egypt. Processing the best fruits straight away using our own advanced flavour technologies enables us to capture the wonderful multi-sensory attributes of diverse citrus varieties and to guarantee you a reliable and efficient supply of the myriad citrus taste nuances in their purest naturalness!
As well as offering the industry’s broadest range of citrus flavour isolates, fractions, add-back flavours, water phases and folded oils, Döhler also provides NFC juices and fruit juice concentrates. Besides the most popular fruits like orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, mandarin and tangerine, we also process specialities that open up exotic taste sensations for you.
Concentrated for what really matters: Pure taste! 10,000 kilograms of oranges produce some 5,600 kilograms of juice, which in turn form the basis of around 1,000 kilograms of juice concentrate, 22 kilograms of peel oil, 10 kilograms of water phase and 1 to 3 kilograms of oil phase.
Around 200 natural molecules are responsible for giving citrus fruits their distinctive taste! The freshest and most characteristic taste nuances are especially volatile and delicate. We use the latest extraction and separation technologies to capture the purest and most authentic taste-giving substances for your product. Using state-of-the-art technologies and high and low-volatility recovery processes, we extract the important molecules from the fresh fruit to create the very best essential products: FTNJ flavours as add-back flavours, fractions and concentrates. These finest citrus ingredients and extracts are delivered to flavourists all over the world.
For us the term natural is not negotiable. That is why we use only physical processes like extraction, percolation, molecular and various other distillation technologies, not to forget numerous captive technologies. These processing technologies release the clean, pure taste of nature.
Understanding what consumers want and need is absolutely essential for creating flavours that meet consumers’ tastes. Local taste preferences can differ widely from country to country. Döhler Sensory & Consumer Science has identified these preferences for the taste of citrus based on internal and external consumer panels. This expertise, our passion for creating multi-sensory experiences and our deep analytical and sensory knowledge of the different citrus varieties is our recipe for developing flavour sensations that meet the wishes and needs of your consumers!
We have years of experience in the application of food and beverages and know exactly how flavours interact with the product matrix and other ingredients, as well as how they behave under the influence of other external factors such as light, temperature and packaging. Thanks to our own research methods including real-life conditions, we are able to develop flavours that are tailored to the application and that remain stable, fresh and authentic during the entire shelf life.
Sandra Fabrini: “Access to the best raw materials combined with advanced and smart separation technologies provides our highly-skilled team of flavourists all over the world with the broadest range of citrus ingredients for tailored flavour developments. We take great care with every single detail in the citrus value chain, to deliver outstanding multi-sensory experiences to your customers!”
With the help of the latest and most advanced technologies such as distillation, extraction and chromatography, Döhler turns 100% natural raw materials such as fruits, vegetables and other plant substances into FTNF/FTNJ flavours, extracts and flavour building blocks with a distinctively authentic taste. Using exclusively physical processes guarantees that no process aids or solvents can impair the clean, pure taste of nature, so that the term 'naturalness' can be used with absolute accuracy.
The freshness of the raw materials is a crucial factor in producing premium flavours. As a vertically integrated company with eight production facilities worldwide, Döhler is represented everywhere the fruits are grown. This guarantees that the fresh fruits are processed on the spot and the flavour-related raw materials are extracted directly, to capture the full diversity of all the flavour nuances. High quality citrus and exotic fruit specialities are processed at our state-of-the-art Döhler Centre of Excellence in Brazil. Döhler has also secured sources of outstanding raw materials for other fruits and plants, such as apple, red fruits, vanilla, tea, coffee cherries and many more.
The quality of fruits and other plants can vary widely from country to country and harvest to harvest – causing the content of relevant flavour substances to vary, too. Thanks to our access to a wide range of raw material qualities, we are able to balance out these harvest variations and to produce specialities with specified flavour values for you.