Traditional harvest areas being over-exploited, Firmenich decided to work with Nelixia through their Joint Venture, to develop a new responsible supply chain.
In El Paraíso region, farmers, grouped in a cooperative, mainly harvested pine and coffee until a disease stroke pine and decreased their income.
As Styrax is already planted to provide shade for coffee, Firmenich initiated a Deep Roots program. It guarantees market security and fair price, while ensuring quality and sustainable practices through training.
This approach provides better income for harvesters and full traceability.
Benefits in use
At a low dosage, it enhances the perception of sweetness and mouthfeel
Did you know ?
Extracted part: gum.
1 Kg of Styrax balsam to produce 1 Kg of Resinoid.
This ingredient is both convenient for perfumery and flavor applications.