Sensient superfruit flavour trends 2011

Sweet flavours sourced from superfruits dominate Sensient Flavours’ 2011 Flavour Trend Predictions – and provide food and beverage manufacturers opportunities for innovation with up-and-coming flavours inspired from multiple macro trends such as health and wellness, sensory and personalisation.

The 2011 flavour trends include:

  • Aguaje: Widely grown and consumed in Peru, aguaje is a highly nutritious fruit with a bright orange flesh and a sweet taste that has been compared to a carrot.
  • Berbere: An Ethiopian spice mixture, berbere is a blend of cayenne pepper, allspice, cardamom, cloves, fenugreek, ginger, black pepper and salt.
  • Borojo: Grown in Colombia and Ecuador and thought to boost energy, borojo has a pleasantly sweet and sour taste.
  • Ceylon Cinnamon: Used widely in England and Mexico, Ceylon cinnamon has a complex flavour with a citrus overtone and is less sweet than cassia cinnamon.
  • Cherimoya: Native to Ecuador, Colombia and Peru, the cherimoya has a tropical fruit flavour with slight cream and green notes.
  • Grains of Paradise: Native to Africa, these dried seeds offer a complex flavour profile with earthy, woody, citrus, herb and heat nuances.
  • Hibiscus: Popular in South America and the Caribbean, hibiscus offers a tart, tangy berry flavour.
  • Pandan: Grown in the tropical areas of Asia, pandan offers a uniquely sweet flavour and aroma.
  • Yacon: Native to Peru, the yacon is a vegetable that has a distinctly unique flavour that is fruity and earthy and is compared most commonly with an apple.
  • Yumberry: Officially known as the Yang Mei and native to China, the yumberry has a pleasantly tart and sweet flavour profile.