Damiana flower and damiana dried leaves and powder isolated on white background from above. flat lay.

Damiana Leaf Extract

March 23, 2018 smitsa 1

Damiana leaf has a tea-like aroma which is also honey like and floral. The extracts are collected from a plant called Turnera diffusa Willd. ex […]

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March 19, 2018 smitsa 0

Glycine is the simplest amino-acid in the body but possible one of its most important. It has a broad role in many metabolic functions:- muscle, […]

Multicoloured gummy snakes in full view.

The Lowdown On Gummy Bears

March 16, 2018 smitsa 2

Introduction Children especially love the packets of chewy, colourful and sweet gummy bears. These have a long history in modern confectionary. They were originally invented […]

Very shiny carnauba wax

Carnauba Wax

March 15, 2018 smitsa 0

Carnauba Wax is a widely used glazing agent and polish in a variety of applications from food, through to cosmetics and as a general polish. […]

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Candelilla Wax

March 15, 2018 smitsa 2

Glazing agents are often used to coat confectionary and cakes to make them more appealing. One of the glazing agents in common use which includes […]

Honeycomb with bees swarming on its surface.


March 15, 2018 smitsa 2

Most of us have at sometime been treated to eating honey, still with the beeswax in which it was first naturally contained. For those who […]

Chewing gum, white and in near focus on a black background.

Making Chewing Gum

March 12, 2018 smitsa 1

Of all the confectionary products, chewing gum rivals chocolate and candies as one of the most consumed products in the world. Chewing gum is a […]

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March 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Shakuyakukanzoto (SKT) is a traditional Japanese kampo medicine, which consists of two herbal medicines, namely Paeoniae radix and Glycyrrhizae radix. SKT has been used to […]

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Butea monosperma

March 12, 2018 smitsa 1

  Butea monosperma (syn. Butea frondosa, Butea braamania and Plaso monopserma) is one of the most beautiful flowering tress anywhere in the world. It is […]

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March 9, 2018 smitsa 2

Jelutong CAS: 977011-44-1 Use(s): chewing gum bases and related substances An additive and ingredient obtained from two trees, Dyera costulata hook. f. (syn. D. laxiflora) […]

Bran flakes contains plenty of ferulic acid.

Ferulic Acid

March 9, 2018 smitsa 2

Ferulic acid (FA) is a natural plant compound – a hydroxycinnamic acid which is found in plant cell walls of seeds and leaves. It is […]

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March 7, 2018 smitsa 0

Monellin is a sweet protein extracted from the fruit of the plant Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels. The plant is grown widely throughout West Africa where […]