Essences & Distillates

Essences & distillates: Better for beverages

As an essences and distillates supplier, Kerr by Ingredion strives to help you enhance and harmonize flavor and aroma profiles by providing an intense finishing note in your formulations. Along with their transparent, color-neutral appearance, essences contribute an aromatic flavor in a reduced-sugar format. Essences, known as distillate water, are recovered during the juice concentration process by heating fruit products and reducing it to a viscous liquid. 

A distillate is the concentrated and clarified liquid obtained through the heating, vaporizing and condensation of a fluid. Our distillates, derived from the fruit pomace extracted during the juice-making process, give your formulations the natural and concentrated fruit flavors you’re seeking without affecting color or texture and are a cost-effective solution. 

Packaging Options

  • Pails
  • Poly-drums



  • Black Raspberry
  • Blackberry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Strawberry


Celebrate the essence of pure ingredients

As dedicated ingredient solutions providers, Kerr by Ingredion understands the profound connection consumers have with authentic food and beverage products. Our commitment to simple and pure ingredients ensures that what you develop is crafted with nature’s best—wholesome formulated systems and blended solutions.

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Samples are available for industrial food and beverage manufacturers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Please note: standard sample sizes are 8 ounces for juices, 4 ounces for essences and distillates, and 1 pound for purees.

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