Confectionery in general is a term that is used for food items that are high on sugar. These items include pastries, cakes, chocolates, gum, toffees etc. The organized sector of the confectionery market is estimated to be Rs 1400 crore and it is estimated that the market is consistently growing at a pace of 9 per cent per annum. The confectionery items are broadly divided into four categories, namely chocolate confectionery, sugar confectionery, gum and cereal bars. Generally enjoyed by children, this industry is extremely popular among adults as well. With changing times, tastes and preferences of the people are also changing and so is this industry modifying itself according to it. Extremely delicious, the confectionery items serve as extremely good dessert items and also loved as a gift.
Essential oils are also used in a number of confectioneries such as toffees, hard-boiled sweets, chocolate based candies, crackling pops and digestive sweets etc. By widening their spectrum of products, we offer a mix of exotic and unusual solutions that brighten their horizon with a wide variety of products. Our essential oil are also very effective preservative and are completely natural, with no harmful effects on the consumer. The essential oils used in the confectionery items not just add taste and fragrance to the items, but also have many health benefits too. These oils make one's immune system strong and also help prevent diseases.
There are many oils that are used to add flavor and fragrance to many confectionery items like cakes, pastries, chocolates, toffees etc. Annise oil, which tastes like licorice, is specially used to flavor cakes and cookies. Various other kind of oils like Nutmeg Oil, Cinnamon Bark Oil, Ajowan seed Oil , Fructose Crystalline etc., are used in different kinds of confectionery items for their natural flavor. Few essential oils like Aspartame, Erythritol, Saccharine Lactitol etc., are used as a substitute for sugar and add their natural taste, low calories and health benefits that one will derive from consuming these natural oils.
There are numerous essential oils, that are widely demanded in the Confectionery Industry. Some of these oils comprise the following:
Cumin Seed Oil- The Cumin seed essential oil is used in a variety of food products.
Vanilla Oil- It is used in perfumery compounds, aromatherapy, flavors, pharmaceuticals and tobacco compounds.
Anise Oil- Anise oil is used in treatment of bronchitis, coughs, colds, flatulence, muscle aches, flu and rheumatism.
Fennel Oil- Fennel oil is a remedy for digestive complaints such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups.
Lemongrass Oil- Lemon oil helps in soothing as well as relieving headaches & migraines and is very helpful for treating rheumatism and arthritis.