Swiss company Givaudan Roure (International), Switzerland gained US Patent 6203839 for flavourant compositions for foods, beverages and medications with spicy sensations.


    The invention is related to a flavorant composition containing 1′-acetoxychavicol acetate and 1′-acetoxyeugenol acetate derivatives thereof as well as a flavorant acceptable carrier. The flavorant composition may be used for flavoring foods, beverages or healthcare products with warm/hot, spicy and pungent sensations related to Galangal.

First Claim:

  1. A flavorant composition comprising at least one compound selected from the group consisting of [Figure] [Figure] wherein R is H, CH3, CH2 CH3, or CH(CH3)2, and a carrier for the compound.

By Navroz Havewala, correspondent