Spray-dried flavors are widely used due to their cost-effective nature and are suitable for many applications. However, some of their benefits come with distinct limitations. The small particle size may cause dusting which would require manufacturing optimizations that risk offsetting any savings. Additionally, their large surface area to volume ratio delivers increased odor, but with only limited shelf-life, which restricts usage to certain applications. Finally, high temperatures required during manufacturing to evaporate water not only results in a change in the flavor profile but also requires high energy usage, negatively impacting the sustainability of production.
When these limitations limit the use of spray-dried flavors, it’s time to consider Firmenich Encapsolutions®, which offer four superior flavor delivery technologies to fit your specific technical and application needs.