Product Detail
Production: Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone
Name: Neohesperidin DC(NHDC)

Pack: 25KG/DRUM
Unit: KG

[English name]: Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone

[Botanical Origin]: Fruit of Citrus Aurantium L.


[Product properties]: White or off-white powder

[Test method]: HPLC

[Molecular Formula]:C28H36O15

[Molecular weight]612.58


[Einecs]:  243-978-6

[Description]: Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone (Neohesperidine DC or NHDC) is a low-calorie sweetener and flavour modifier which may be produced by hydrogenation of neohesperidine, a flavonoid occurring naturally in bitter oranges. NHDC is 1500-1800 times sweeter than sucrose at threshold levels. At practical use levels, it is about 400-600 times as sweet as sucrose.NHDC is freely soluble in hot water and very slightly soluble in cold water. Ingested neohesperidin DC is not absorbed to a significant extent. It is metabolized by gut flora, yielding the same or similar breakdown products as its naturally occurring analogues.


-Used in a wide range of food and beverages in combination with other sweeteners for its sweetening and flavoring properties: chewing gum, candy, carbonated beverages, non-carbonated beverages, yoghurt, ice cream, desserts, table-top sweeteners, toothpaste.

-Used in naturally bitter products. Pharmaceutical companies are fond of the product as a means of reducing the bitterness of pharmacological drugs in tablet form.

-Used for livestock feed as a means of reducing feeding time.

[Dosage recommended]

The optimum dose of NHDC needs to be determined in each particular case in which the presence of other sweeteners and their synergistic effect has to be taken into consideration. The maximum dose of NHDC is registered in EEC Directive 94/35/EEC

Dairy products & desserts: 10-35ppm (sweetener), 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Spice flavor: 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Chewing gum: 400ppm (sweetener), 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Soft drink: 10-30ppm (sweetener), 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Confectionery: 15-50ppm (sweetener), 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Cosmetics: 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Pharmaceutical industry: 10-30ppm (sweetener), 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

Animal feed industry: 1-5ppm (flavor enhancer)

[Safety and Regulatory Status]

The safety of NHDC was confirmed in 1988 by the Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) of the European Commission – now the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

NHDC is an authorised sweetener in the European Parliament and CouncilDirective 94/35/EC of 30 June 1994 on sweeteners for use in foodstuffs as well as an authorised flavour enhancer in certain applications under the European Parliament and Council Directive 95/2/EC on additives other than colours and sweeteners (the so-called Miscellaneous Additives Directive).

The functionality of NHDC as a flavour modifier at low concentrations has steadily gained recognition. Approvals as a flavour or flavour ingredient exists in countries such as theUnited  States,Japan,Australia and New Zealand, and further approval is being sought elsewhere.

1.  GRAS by the Expert Panel of FEMA as a flavor ingredient(#3811);

2.  EU food additives regulations included(#E959);

3.  Australian National Food Authority approved as “flavoring substances”;

4. “European Pharmacopoeia”(EP-7) included;

5.  U.S. Pharmacopoeia Commission “Food Chemical Codex substance”(US-FCC8) included;

6.  China Feed Authority approved as “Flavor Ingredients”