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What is thaumatin?

时间:2021-09-18 13:50:15  |  Views:803  |  Class:Industry News


Thaumatin, also called African arrowroot is a protein sweetener extracted from the aril of the West African plant bamboo scorpion fruit. W.F.Daniell first discovered this red fruit on the Katemfe plant growing in the green zone of Africa in 1839, and conducted a lot of research. He reported his research results in the "pharmaceutical Journal" in 1855, which confirmed that the internal flesh of this fruit has a strong sweet taste. Later identification confirmed that it belongs to the Marantaceae plant thaumatococcus, named T. daniellii (TD). Later, Vander Wel and Loeve extracted this sweetener from the aril of this kind of fruit in 1972, and named it Thaumatin. This kind of fruit weighs about 10g and is divided into three parts. Each part contains a large black seeds. A layer of polysaccharide mucilage is wrapped around the seed, and there is a layer of aril on the top. The sweet protein component contained in the white fleshy tissue on the aril is thaumatin. Thaumatin sweetener is a kind of protein, but it has good acid and heat stability, and because it has the advantages of increasing flavor, masking peculiar smell, high sweetness, low nutrition, etc., it can be widely used in food, medicine, cosmetics and other industries.
 
 What is thaumatin?

Thaumatin powder has a strong sweetness and is one of the sweetest substances found so far, with an average sweetness of 1,600 times that of sucrose. In the early stages of the development of this product, it has been confirmed that in the actual usage amount, the sweetness of thaumatin is 2000 to 2500 times that of sucrose, and it can also make the typical sucrose flavor more perfect. But the specific sweetness depends on the concentration of the dilution. Thaumatin is a natural protein with the advantages of safe and reliable, high sweetness, good taste, without any bad aftertaste or bitterness; it has good solubility, stable properties, and has good flavor enhancement properties. All these advantages allow it can be widely used in industries such as food, beverage and medicine.

 In short, thaumatin has aroused great interest of consumers and researchers in many countries due to its excellent properties. It reached its peak in the 1980s with two artificial sweeteners (AK sugar and Aspartame). A very important product in the international sweetener market. Thaumatin powder that Lyphar Biotech supply is high quality with more than 98% purity. For any questions or details need, please do not hesitate to contact with Lyphar.
 
 What is thaumatin?

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