Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone

Product Name  Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone
CAS No.  20702-77-6
Molecular Formula  C28H36O15
Molecular Weight  612.58
Purity  90% 96% HPLC
Package  25 kg/drum


Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, sometimes abbreviated to neohesperidin DC or simply NHDC, is an artificial sweetener derived from citrus.

It is particularly effective in masking the bitter tastes of other compounds found in citrus, including limonin and naringin. Industrially, it is produced by extracting neohesperidin from the bitter orange, and then hydrogenating this to make NHDC.

In food it is used as a flavour enhancer in concentrations of around 4-5 parts per million (ppm) and as an artificial sweetener at around 15-20 ppm.


Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone is a member of the dihydrochalcones that is 3,2′,4′,6′-tetrahydroxy-4-methoxydihydrochalcone attached to a neohesperidosyl residue at position 4′ via glycosidic linkage. It is found in sweet orange. It has a role as an environmental contaminant, a xenobiotic, a plant metabolite and a sweetening agent. It is a neohesperidoside, a disaccharide derivative and a member of dihydrochalcones.



  • High-Sweetness, Low-Calorie
  • Long-lasting aftertaste
  • Good stability and high safety
  • Anti-Oxygenation
  • Lower cholesterol & blood sugar levels
  • Prevent Ulcers


1. Soft drink
Fruit drink, Carbonated drink, still drinks, Powdered drink concentrate, syrups,sports drink, dark sweet beer, ice tea, grapefruit juice, cola drink, citrus drink, juices, milk and derivatives, water based flavoured drinks, alcoholic drinks.
Dosage: 10-30 ppm( sweetener) , 1-5 ppm ( Flavor enhancer)
2. Chewing gum
Dosage: 400 ppm( sweetener), 1-5 ppm( Flavor enhancer)
3. Dairy products & desserts:
Chocolate based products,  spreads, yoghourt,  ice-creams.
Dosage: 10-35 ppm ( sweetener) , 1-5 ppm( flavor enhancer)
4. Confectionery
Chocolate based products, dry fruits,  spreads, marmalades, jams, jelly,  sweets, cider,  fruit preserves, bakery, low calorie food.
Dosage : 15-50 ppm( sweetener), 1-5 ppm(Flavor enhancer)
5. Spice flavor
Sauces, pat condiments,  seasonings, mayonnaise, soups, fish.
Dosage: 1-5 ppm( Flavor enhancer)
6. Pharmaceutical industry
Maskering bitter taste.
Dosage: 10-30 ppm( sweetener) , 1-5 ppm( flavor enhancer)
7. Cosmetics:
Tooth-paste, mouth-wash.
8. Animal feed industry: 
Pet foods, veterinary products, vitamin and mineral preparations, feed stuffs for farm animals , and special feedstuff for young animals.
Dosage: 1-5 ppm(Flavor enhancer)