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Maltol

Maltol

Maltol is a volatile oil found in roasted barley and other plants. Maltol has an odor like that of caramel, and is used as a flavoring agent in breads and cakes, to achieve a freshly baked odor.


References
Windholz, Martha, Susan Budavani, et. al. 1976. The Merck Index. Merck and Co., Inc. New Jersey.