White mustard essential oil (WMEO) is an all-natural extract from white mustard seeds that delivers broad antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeast, and mold, providing a natural and effective alternative to synthetic or artificial preservatives. WMEO has broad application in beverages, meats, poultry, salads, gravies, and sauces. Maltodextrin and white mustard essential oil are both listed in the Code of Federal Regulations as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for use in food products.
Bottlers must protect against bacteria, yeast, and mold by using either a hot-fill bottling process, or a cold-fill process with artificial or synthetic preservatives that often impart a negative taste. Because it functions as effectively as non-natural preservatives and does not leave any noticeable taste, WMEO can generate significant cost savings by allowing manufacturers to use the less-expensive bottles.
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