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DSM in Food, Beverages & Dietary Supplements

ModuMax® natural allergen-free taste modulator

ModuMax® is a natural, allergen-free, clean label taste modulator from DSM for food-minus and food-plus food products and beverages. It helps restore a preferred taste profile in recipes that are lower in sugar, salt, and fat or have added nutrition, such as protein or substitutes, such as high intensity sweeteners. ModuMax® helps you satisfy the high taste expectations of consumers while also meeting a growing need for optimized nutritional value from their favorite brands.

Reduce fat, sodium or sugar in food or beverages

ModuMax® Natural Taste Modulator is your number one choice for clean label food and beverages where taste modulation is a challenge.

DSM’s team of creative scientists and culinary experts has created ModuMax® to help you develop new products as well as reformulate your existing portfolio to eliminate negatives, add positives, and clean up your label. This is done while maintaining delicious taste, and optimizing nutritional value.

ModuMax® is a natural flavor obtained via fermentation, and so does not contain ingredients from animal sources and is allergen free.

In fact, our ModuMax® Taste Modulator can be labelled as: natural flavor*, allergen-free, non-GMO, preservative-free, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, and halal certified.

Natural taste modulator for food application

ModuMax® is ideal for formulas that require taste balancing; for example, in food-minus and food-plus savory and sweet products covering segments such as bouillons and soups, hot and cold sauces, sports protein drinks and meal replacement shakes, alternative plant-based milks, yogurts and desserts – as well as beverages with sweeteners. Here are just three potential applications:

Improve mouthfeel in fat-free bouillons: ModuMax® provides a smooth, fatty taste sensation with a velvety aftertaste.

Reduce aftertaste in sugar-free ice teas: ModuMax® reduces the aftertaste of sweeteners while restoring a fuller mouthfeel.

Reduce astringency in sugar-reduced soy milk: ModuMax® masks the beany note while adding creamy mouthfeel.


  • A natural, clean-label, allergen-free taste modulator
  • Improves food-minus and food-plus products, both savory and sweet
  • Effective at low dosage levels
  • All supported by our application experts covering savory and sweet foods

*according to EU and US regulation