Food additive is a kind of synthetic or natural substance that can enhance the color saturation and flavor of food,improve the taste of food. It can delay the decay of food and improve the quality of food.National Food Safety Standard for Food Additive Use is stipulates that there are 23 categories, 2325 varieties, 1870 food flavors,38 unlimited food processing additives, 417 enzyme and other preparations with limited use conditions.The use of food additives in the modern food industry can reduce the cost of food production and storage, and improve enterprise profits. Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and a new generation of potassium cinnamate produced and sold by the Company can be used as food additives. Cinnamaldehyde has a strong inhibitory effect on molds. It is reported that cinnamaldehyde can resist Aspergillus flavus by destroying the cell wall structure. It is widely used in instant noodles, chewing gum, areca nuts and other leisure foods, bread, cakes, cakes and other baked foods; Cinnamic acid has a strong inhibitory effect on Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is often used for the preservation of candied fruits to enhance the flavor and taste while extending the shelf life of food; Potassium cinnamate is the potassium salt of cinnamic acid. As a new flavor preservative, the significantly improved solubility greatly broadens the application scope of potassium cinnamate, which is widely used in pickles, meat products, edible fungi and algae, baked food, bean products, preserves, condiments, beverages and other food fields.
Feed additive as a kind of bioactive substance with certain specific functions, which is artificially added to feed to meet the needs of animal growth and reproduction, has attracted more and more attention in modern animal husbandry. However, the long-term abuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry breeding industry has led to drug residues and the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, which has seriously threatened the ecological environment and people's health and safety. Since July 1, 2020, when China officially implemented the comprehensive "feed antibiotic prohibition" policy, feed additives that can effectively replace antibiotics have become a research hotspot in the livestock and poultry industry. With the withdrawal of antibiotics in succession, the feed additives of cinnamon series products, which are based on natural resources and have the same origin of medicine and food, have attracted extensive attention due to their immune enhancement, antibacterial, growth promotion and other functions. Cinnamaldehyde is usually called cinnamic aldehyde.It naturally exists in essential oils such as Sri Lankan cinnamon oil, cassia oil,agastache oil,hyacinth oil and rose oil.It has a strong fragrance and unique cinnamon flavor. When add to animal feed, it can improve the appetite of animals, speed up the blood flow of digestive tract mucosa, and thus enhance the digestive function. At the same time, cinnamaldehyde in feed can play a very good role in antibacterial, mildew removal, and extending the shelf life of feed, It is an effective alternative to antibiotic feed.
Flavor and fragrance are the witness of human civilization. China, India, Egypt, ancient Greece and other countries with ancient civilizations were the first countries to use flavor and fragrance. Modern industrial developed countries, such as the United States, Japan, Britain and France are use flavor and fragrance. Fragrance is not only beautify people's spiritual life, but also enrich people's material life. Cinnamon series products, as flavor and fragrances, have good fragrance holding function, and can be used as flavoring materials to make the main fragrance more fragrant. And as its boiling point is higher than other organic substances with the same molecular weight, it can also be used as a fixative for soap fragrance. Some studies have shown that cinnamaldehyde can be used to narcissus, lily of valley, rose and other fragrance. In addition, cinnamon series flavor and fragrance also have good antibacterial effects, and are widely used in the daily chemical industry in the manufacturing of perfume, cosmetics, soap, shampoo, detergent, toothpaste, detergent, cream and other fields.
Pharmaceutical intermediates are some chemical raw materials or chemical products used in the pharmaceutical synthesis process. At present, China needs more than 2000 kinds of raw materials and intermediates supporting chemical industry every year, with a demand of more than 2.5 million tons. After more than 30 years of development in a resource rich China, the chemical raw materials and intermediates required for pharmaceutical production can be basically matched, and only a small part needs to be imported. The output of antibiotics such as penicillin ranks first in the world, and a large number of them are exported to the international market. With the common development of spice, medicine, pesticide and other industries, cinnamon series products have also been found to have high medicinal value, which can significantly improve immunity, and serve as important raw materials for the synthesis of some medicines. Cinnamon series alcohols and lipid derivatives are raw materials for manufacturing vitamin B6, synthesis of calcium pantothenate and other organic compounds; Methyl cinnamate and imidazole take methyl as the intermediate linker, and the p-bromomethyl cinnamate methyl ester prepared by them is the main raw material for the production of ozagrel; More studies have shown that methyl cinnamate has a positive effect on the inhibition of vitiligo. Cinnamon derivatives, a natural spice derived from homorigin of medicine and food,it plays an important role in medical research.
Agriculture is the symbol of the development of human civilization, and agricultural products are the indispensable material basis for human survival. With the rapid increase of population, food safety and agricultural safety become the top priority. The irrational use of chemical pesticides has a serious impact on the quality and quantity of agricultural products. At this time, it is particularly important to develop efficient, low toxic and broad-spectrum agricultural insecticides and bird repellents. It is reported that cinnamaldehyde, the essence spice from cinnamomum cassia, a Lauraceae plant, is widely used in agricultural pesticides because of its natural non-toxic and pollution-free safety characteristics. Cinnamaldehyde has stable chemical properties and is friendly to the environment. Its combination with pyrethroids and other ingredients can effectively inhibit the population reproduction of corn weevil, bark beetle and Tribolium castaneum. In addition to being an effective component of pesticides, cinnamaldehyde is also one of the raw materials of bird repellent. The bird repellent of cinnamaldehyde diluted with water can adhere to the surface of objects and slowly release an aromatic gas that affects the central nervous system of birds. Birds will fly away after hearing it. Cinnamaldehyde bird repellent is environmentally friendly and degradable, and will not cause damage and pollution to birds and the environment. It is the future development trend of agricultural pesticide industry.