Liquid flavouring ingredient produced by fermentation

Mastrigt, Oscar Van; Smid, Eilt Johannes; Abee, Tjakko; Lillevang, Søren K.; Kristensen, Mette Nørtoft


The present invention relates to a a novel method of preparing a liquid flavouring lingredient by use of fermentation. In particular, the method involves recycling a part of the microorganisms used in the fermentation of flavour and aroma compounds back to the bioreactor for fermentation, while another part of the microorganisms are maintained in the ontained liquid flavouring ingredient. The obtained liquid flavouring ingredient is suitable for use as a tasteenhancer and can be used in food products, such as dairy products, sauces, dressings, seasonings, meat products, bread, and sourkraut.