Biotechnologically natural

Carol Larroy
RD Researcher
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Natural molecules used as flavourings come from extractions of plants and fruits. However, we can also obtain them using biotechnological techniques, in which case they are exact replicas of natural molecules. This is because we use the same materials and the same procedure as the plant uses to produce them: a few natural precursors and one or more enzymes to perform the transformation. This means they are 100% natural, comply with EU certification for natural products, and retain all of the organoleptic properties of the natural molecule intact.

This means they are 100% natural, comply with EU certification

Biotechnology at an industrial level has been around for many years now and is part and parcel of our society, arising from the need to develop and implement highly efficient and environmentally friendly processes.

Steadily rising demand for natural and sustainable products has driven interest in biotechnological processes such as biocatalysis and fermentation. As a result, Ventós has come up with Bionats: truly natural molecules.

Ventós has incorporated biotechnology in its productions along with biocatalysis or enzymatic reactions, which offer significant technological advantages linked to their production, such as mild reaction conditions and no solvents. The high specificity of the enzymes hampers the release of by-products that make the later purification stage complicated and costly. This is why natural molecules obtained using biotechnological processes have constantly high quality, also enabling production at stable costs and free from the parameters that affect natural molecules obtained by classical methods such as seasonality, meteorological conditions, crop variability, production limitations, political disputes, ecological disasters, and so on.

Biocatalysis affords countless possibilities. For instance, to produce bionatural esters we can work with a wide range of natural raw materials, starting with alcohols, acids and/or esters to obtain a broad array of products that will be natural, sustainable and have a low environmental impact. We can combine these elements to obtain bionatural esters as varied as those that Ventós already offers: Cis-3-Hexenyl Butyrate, Benzyl Butyrate, Geranyl Hexanoate, Phenylethyl Isovaleriate, etc. Apparently simple, definitely natural.

Ventós has incorporated biotechnology in its productions along with biocatalysis or enzymatic reactions

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