The advent of the food brands brought with it an imperative for unmistakably consistent flavor. Moreover, large scale production and distribution demand longer shelf lives for the food products. All these could be achieved only by using products of standardized quality and highest hygiene levels. This led to the commercial application of spice oils and oleoresins in food. The most popular application of spice oils and oleoresins is in food flavoring. They are also valued as ingredients for perfumes, cosmetics and medicines. Spice extracts namely Essential Oils and Oleoresins have the following advantages vis-à-vis their counterparts in their natural form
- Decrease in the logistics costs with large volumes of inert matter associated with the flavor principles in raw spices.
- Flavor consistency
- Free from contamination
- Higher shelf lives
- Control on release of flavor
ITC Spices offers its customers the spice extracts processed focusing on consistency in the quality parameters and hygiene. To enable this, it has put in place a stringent set of measures so as to keep the products in conformity with the international specifications such as EOA/FCC/FDA.
The raw materials undergo a series of tests to ascertain its quality and hygiene parameters before their selection. The production happens according to set SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), which are updated constantly for enhanced quality and economics of the product. The final product is ascertained for the customer’s specifications and suitability for their application before shipment.
ITC Spices specializes in offering customized products to its customers. The extracts would be designed according to the intended application of the products at the customer’s end. ITC Spices currently has Pepper, Chilli and Turmeric Oleoresin under its wing. Besides, a range of other products are under development.