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- n. A lactone and extremely powerful aroma compound, which smells of fenugreek or curry at high concentrations and maple syrup or caramel at lower concentrations.
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Fenugreek is somewhat bitter and has a very distinctive sweet aroma, reminiscent of dry hay as well as maple syrup and caramel, that comes from a chemical called sotolon, which is also an important volatile in molasses, barley malt, coffee, soy sauce, cooked beef, and sherry.
Older ports are characterized by the maple-like compound sotolon and other sweetly aromatic compounds, likely products of browning reactions, which are also found in botrytized wines and sherries.
Brown rices contain these and also small amounts of vanillin and maple-sugar-like sotolon.
When cooked, these immature galls develop a sweet, savory, woody flavor thanks to glucose, sotolon, and vanillin.
The active constituents include trigonelline, 4-hydroxyisoleucine, and sotolon.
All honeys share a sweet taste base that is slightly tart and savory as well, and a complex aroma that has several different elements: caramel, vanilla, fruity (esters), floral (aldehydes), buttery (diacetyl), sweet-spicy (sotolon, p.