Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd – Experts in Oleoresins

by Hot Juan on April 13, 2010 · 0 comments

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In 1965 Lionel Hitchen formed Lionel Hitchen (Essential Oils) Ltd to manufacture concentrated citrus oils, over the years the business diversified into the manufacturer of Oleoresins.

Oleoresin Manufacturing Processes Oleoresin Manufacturing Processes

Chilli Oleoresins form a interesting part of their range, they are produced using only the best quality raw materials, the chillies are ground and then placed in solvents to extract the active ingredients , the solvent is then distilled off in a vacuum to produce a highly concentrated oleoresin.

Oleoresins are highly stable when compared to fresh ingredients and are extremely resistant to microbiological contamination, providing a 100% reliable product in terms of flavour and strength.

Lionel Hitchen can provide extracts from a range of chillies including:-

  • Arbol – Primarily used to make sauces, but used in soups and stews, caramel, lollipops, and pan-coated confectioneries.
  • Habanero – Used in salsas, chutneys and Caribbean cuisine, mixing especially well in salsas with fruit.
  • Ancho – With a mild heat, it is used in mole, enchilada sauces, tamales and stews.
  • Chipotle – Used in soups, stews, ketchups and also in Chocolates where they provide a unique experience.
  • Jalapeno – Their popular use in “nachos” has made them a mandatory ingredient for sauces, dips, cheeses and snacks.
  • Guajilli – This chilli is the base for rich chili con carne and classic Tex-Mex cuisine. Guajillo are traditionally used in Mexican cuisine, from mole sauces to stews.

Their range does not just include chillies but oleoresins from Aniseed, Basil, Bay, Caraway Oleoresin, Cardamom, Cassia , Celery Leaf, Celery Seed, Chive, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander Leaf, Coriander Seed, Cumin, Cumin Roasted, Dill, Fennel, Garden Mint, Garlic , Ginger, Laurel, Leek, Lemongrass, Lovage, Mace, Marjoram, Massoia, Nutmeg, Onion, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Pepper, Pepper Bell, Pimento, Sage, Savory, Spearmint, Rosemary, Tarragon, Thyme, Tomato, Turmeric.

For more information visit www.lheo.co.uk
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