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Cyclic alpha-keto enamine 35 times cooler than peppermint

German investigators have isolated cyclic alpha-keto enamines from dark malt. The compounds have neither a minty odour nor taste. This new class of natural compounds will find application in ice cream, chocolate products, soft drinks and even drinking water. A panel of experts estimated the cooling effect of the new material 35 times more powerful than that of peppermint.

[Source (Dutch): Chemisch Weekblad, jaargang 97, nr 23, 1 december 2001]

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