NEOHESPERIDIN DIHYDROCHALCONE (NHDC) is a no calories flavour enhancer. NHDC is approximately 1500-1800 times sweeter than sucrose (common sugar) at threshold limit concentration. A very important characteristic of NHDC is the synergistic sweetening effect it has when combined with other sweeteners.
Origin and Preparation.- NHDC is obtained by hydrogenation of Neohesperidin, present in the peel of the citrus. Appearance.- White and crystalline powder Organoleptic Properties.- Odourless and very intense sweet flavour.
Brussel Tariff. 2938.90.90 · CAS No. 20702.77-6 EINECS No. 243.978-6 · CEE No. E-959
FEMA/GRAS. 3811 · ADI (Acceptable daily intake). 5 mg/Kg. (EC Scientific Committee for Foods (SCF))
Maximun dosage. See EEC Directive 94/35/EEC (OJ No. L 237 of 10.9.1994, p.3) · EEC Directive. 95/31/EEC (OJ No. L 178 of 28.7.1995, p.18)
– Beverages.- Juices, milk and derivatives, water based flavoured drinks, alcoholic drinks (beer, etc.).
– Desserts and related products.- Water based flavoured desserts, milk and derivatives, containing fruits, egg, cereals, fat.
– Confectionery.- Chocolate based products, dry fruits, spreads, marmalade, jams, jelly, yoghourt, sweets, chewing-gum, cider, ice-cream, fruit preserves, bakery, and food replacing diet products.
– Savoury products.- Pate, sauces and condiments, seasonings, mayonnaise, soups, fish and meat preserves. At very low levels (1-5 ppm) it enhances the food flavour.
b) Cosmetics.- Tooth-paste, mouth-wash.
c) Pharmaceutical.- NH-DC attenuates the bitter taste in drug formulations.
d) Feedstuffs.- The addition of NH-DC improves the feed taste and therefore the daily feed intake is higher and the feeding time is reduced.