Maltol is a white crystalline powder with a sweet caramel-like odor. It is a natural flavor compound found in oak, malt, and roasted bread. Maltol is commonly used as a food additive to enhance the stability of food colors and flavors while imparting a caramel taste. It has the chemical formula C6H6O3 and is approved for food use in many countries with the E number E636.
Maltol is soluble in ethanol, propylene glycol and water but is easily oxidized in air. It is chemically synthesized for commercial use as a flavoring agent and aroma enhancer in foods, beverages, cosmetics and tobacco. Maltol helps provide aroma to food without the deep caramel color that caramel coloring provides. It is often used with ethyl maltol to produce an even wider range of caramel flavors.
Our company supplies high-quality Maltol that conforms to FCC standards. It has CAS No. 118-71-8 and EC No. 204-271-8. Maltol is available in 25kg fiber drums for convenient handling and transport. Competitive pricing can be provided based on your specific needs.
Please feel free to contact us for samples, quotes, packaging and delivery options for Maltol. We look forward to working with you to provide solutions for enhancing flavor and aroma in your products. Let us know how we can assist you in using Maltol as an effective additive to improve taste, appearance and shelf life!