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Applications - Beverages > Carbonated
Citric Acid Acidulants Citric Acid is a natural acidulant that gives a pleasant acid note.
Tartaric Acid   Tartaric Acid from Australian Tartaric Products is a natural acidulant, but with a slightly more acidic profile than citric acid.

Other less commonly used acidulants are summarised in the Acidulants section.
Ascorbic Acid Antioxidant Ascorbic acid can be used to prevent discolouration in beverages containing fruit.
Essential Oils Aromatics, Flavour enhancers Lionel Hitchen Essential Oils offers a comprehensive range of herb and spice-based essential oils.

Amedeo Giovanni offers a full range of citrus essential oils, including orange, lemon and lime.
Oleoresins   Oleoresins from Lionel Hitchen Essential Oils such as cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg can be used to enhance flavour.
Natural Colours, Artificial Colours Colour Hawkins Watts New Zealand offers a comprehensive range of natural and artificial colours for use in all beverage applications.

Our suppliers, Cathay Industries, DD Williamson and FMC BioPolymer, cover the colour spectrum.
Flavours Flavour Symrise  can provide an extensive range of authentic fruit flavours and also have a great range of colas (one of their many strengths).
Gum Acacia Gums, hydrocolloids, thickeners, stabilisers Gum Acacia is used as a stabiliser and thickener in cloudy beverages.
Pectin   Pectins from Herbstreith and Fox , such as Instant CJ204, can be used to give mouthfeel in carbonated beverages, especially in diet drinks.
Propylene Glycol Alginate (PGA)   Propylene Glycol Alginate from FMC BioPolymer is used in many carbonated beverage emulsions to help form fine oil droplets that make them stable so that they will not separate out and form oil rings at the bottleneck during storage.
Potassium sorbate Preservatives Potassium sorbate will prevent yeast and mould growth up to a pH of 5-6.
Sodium Benzoate   Sodium Benzoate has a similar effect on yeast and mould growth, but needs to be used in a product pH below 4, and is therefore well suited to carbonated beverage applications.
Fructose Sweeteners Cornsweet Fructose from ADM is a crystalline sweetener with 1.2 to 1.6 times the sweetness of sucrose. ADM Cornsweet Fructose can be used in products where sweetness profile and glucose content need to be controlled.

ADM Cornsweet Fructose also has a low glycaemic index and can enhance the flavour profile in some products such as berry flavours.

We have found that carbonated beverages with 4% fructose, when combined with a small amount of citric acid, are refreshing and light.
Stevia   Stevia from Daepyung is a natural high-intensity sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the Stevia plant with applications in low-sugar formulations.
Sweetness enhancer   SymLife® Sweet from Symrise is a flavouring which enhances sweetness, while allowing sucrose levels to be reduced by as much as 30%. SymLife® Sweet works well in combination with artificial sweeteners to help round out the aftertaste.

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