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Trehal Trehalose

TREHA™ Trehalose

High-performance flavor. One simple ingredient.


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TREHA™ trehalose is a versatile ingredient that enhances and intensifies certain flavors to bring out the best in your products.  TREHA™ may be used in natural flavor systems — helping to deliver on label simplification goals.


Enhances flavor

in fruits, especially citrus, and highlights foods’ inherent saltiness, which can enable reduced sodium content

Reduces bitterness

of potassium chloride in low-sodium formulations

Masks off-notes

in both flavors and odors, including proteins, vitamins, minerals and high-intensity sweeteners

Protects flavor stability

and quality throughout processing and shelf life


TREHA™ Trehalose

TrehaloseTrehalose is a naturally occurring, multi-functional sugar with nearly half the sweetness of sucrose. It is a carbohydrate (disaccharide) that is found in nature* and is present in mushrooms, baker’s yeast and honey.

  • Produced from non-GM starch using non-GM enzymes
  • May be used as part of natural flavor systems
  • Recognized as GRAS by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the U.S. (FEMA); FEMA GRAS is recognized in Mexico; other geographies pending
  • FDA GRAS for food and beverage use in the U.S.

Application versatility

TREHA™ trehalose can be incorporated into a wide variety of applications and is GRAS up to the use levels specified below. In addition, trehalose offers a range of functional benefits to improve your processes:

  • Highly soluble
  • Heat/acid resistance
  • Compatible with other ingredients 

Trehalose Applications


* TREHA™ trehalose is produced from starch by a proprietary enzymatic process.  TREHA™ is a trademark for trehalose and a registered trademark of Hayashibara Co. Ltd., a Nagase Group Company, in Japan, the U.S. and other countries.


Claims: The labeling, substantiation and decision making of all claims for your products is your responsibility.
We recommend you consult regulatory and legal advisors familiar with all applicable laws, rules and regulations
prior to making labeling and claims decisions. 


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.