Peaches are known for their beautiful, sweet flavor, and their health benefits are many. But don’t wait to enjoy them: The fresher and riper the peach, the more antioxidants it contains.

Peaches are thought to have originated in China more than 8,000 years ago, and cultivation later spread westward through Asia and into the Mediterranean region. The Spanish explorers brought peaches to the New World, and cultivation began circa 1600 in what is now Mexico. Peaches today are grown in warmer climates throughout both hemispheres.

Each little peach packs a world of nutrients, including magnesium, phosphorus, iron, antioxidants and vitamins. Peaches help promote healing, aid digestion, reduce allergy symptoms, improve eyesight and protect your body against aging and disease.

Use of peaches is steadily on the rise among master chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists. Craft ales, fizzy cocktails and sweet summer treats are just a few of the wonderfully peach-infused creations that abound. Peaches are also becoming commonplace in beauty and health and wellness products.

Artiste offers quality peach flavors and extracts from around the globe for use in culinary creations, craft spirits, confections and beauty products. Each variety is uniquely special for any product application. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!



Everyone knows the lemon’s invigorating effects – the crisp, clean scent that captivates the senses, the notably sour taste that makes the lips pucker and the fresh, zesty tang that lingers on the tongue. Lemons brighten up any recipe with their vibrant color and refreshing zing.

All parts of this delightful fruit – its juice, pulp and peel – can be used. Grown from a small evergreen tree native to Asia and now cultivated worldwide, lemons are well-known for their culinary attributes. But lemons are as practical as they are edible: Their essential oils can be extracted and used as an enticing fragrance and flavor ingredient that truly captures the essence and allure of this beloved citrus.

 Lemons are also high in vitamin C, soluble fiber and plant compounds that give these handy little fruits many health benefits. Lemons can boost metabolism and promote weight loss, and can reduce the risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, cancer and digestive issues.

Artiste offers premium lemon oils, extracts and essences from all over the world that can be used for a range of flavor and fragrance applications. This lively citrus adds an uplifting pop to ordinary tastes and aromas – the ideal way to bring everyday products to life. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!




Known for its warm, creamy, round, sweet flavor and fragrance, vanilla is the perfect partner for perfumers and flavorists alike. The flower is exotic and the bean that bears its gift is earthy and intriguing.

The romance with vanilla started early in the 16th century, when Spanish explorers discovered “little pods” on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. They named the pods “vainilla,” which eventually morphed into its current name.

Known for its antioxidant values, vanilla helps repair your body at the molecular level. Vanilla also soothes gastrointestinal issues and lowers fever, reduces the risk of cancer and diabetes, and obscures the effects of aging by making skin more vibrant.

Known as the world’s most popular flavor and aroma, vanilla enhances the taste of nearly every baked dessert. It is also used in diverse product applications ranging from exotic culinary dishes, beverages and sweet treats, to fragrances, candles, hair care and beauty aids, to household and air care products.

Pure vanilla extract has a spicy yet sweet flavor, with a rum-like, woody and easily recognized floral aroma. Mexican, Tahitian, Indonesian, Bourbon and Madagascar vanillas are among the most popular varieties in use today, each with its own distinct flavor.

“Vanilla extract adds depth to any flavor, and rounds out and warms up every fragrance,” states Joe Raimondo, President of Artiste, which offers premium vanilla extracts for every application. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!




The world has embraced mint as one of its wonders. Ingredient masters find purpose and pleasure in developing new uses for the variety of mints grown globally. With its inherent freshness and aromatic gifts, mint is fast becoming the one ingredient used in more households and in more products than any other.

While more than 80% of mint oil is used in oral care, confections, and medicinal and personal care products, its culinary uses continue to grow as mixologists and chefs concoct mint-infused varietals that are not only cooling, tasty and fragrant but also soothing and relaxing. Mint oils are also on a fast track to dominate aroma-therapeutic product categories. Home products characterized as clean, fresh or natural are also a perfect fit for mint and all its attributes.

Mint’s health benefits continue to spur development of supplements and other products that enhance consumers’ overall well-being. From reducing inflammation to improving digestion, from quelling fever and headaches to stimulating memory, mint’s healing effects are legion.

Artiste provides the finest mint oils, including Peppermint Oil Williamette, Madras, Yakima, Idaho, as well as Native and Scotch Spearmint Oil varieties. All Artiste mint oils are pure and not reassembled from mint components, so they offer the natural mint qualities that set them apart from products made with adulterated mint oils. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!



A mandarin is sensory perfection. Its vivid color is pleasing to the eyes while its textured exterior delights the touch. Once you peel it, you sense an instant burst of citrus scent accompanied by a slight spray of juice. The whole experience culminates with a succulent and sweet taste.

“Mandarin orange” describes an entire group of fruits called Citrus reticulata, which includes varieties such as satsuma, clementine, pixie and tangerine. These citrusy gems originated in Southeast Asia but are now harvested throughout the world.

The mandarin plant thrives in full sunlight and nurtures a beautifully citrusy essential oil that is extracted from the peel and used in tasty flavorings for many foods, beverages and energy supplements. These extracts also add a sweet, citrusy scent to many cosmetics, soaps, bath oils and perfumes.

Mandarins are also big on health benefits. They’re rich in vitamin C to boost immunity and promote healthy skin and wound healing, high in fiber to improve digestion and overall health, and abundant in minerals to aid red blood cell production and iron absorption.

Artiste offers a premium Mandarin Oil for flavor and fragrance applications. Mild, bright and sweet, our Mandarin Oil is an ideal way to incorporate the incredible freshness of mandarin into the taste and aroma of everyday products. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!

2021 Will Change The World

2021 Will Change The World

2021 will change our world for the better.

2020 triggered desire for healthier, more sustainable products. 2021 will deliver on those needs.

Most would agree that 2020 was an unprecedented year for the world. Today, however, we want to take a moment to acknowledge and identify some of the positive impact we see for our industry that ultimately will offer great benefits to our lives.

We know that the post-COVID consumer will be forever changed, and those anticipated changes will drive the ingredient, flavor and fragrance industry forward in new and important ways.

Consumer attitudes, behaviors and priorities have shifted, so purpose and progress towards improved life choices will take a new path. Consumers will be more cautious about what they consider good for their bodies and for sustaining health. They will dig deeper and search wider to find healthier choices for themselves and their families. Their desire to buy from companies who support the concepts that are important to them will influence many of their decisions. Those concepts also will include foods that promote longevity, foods and beverages with healthier ingredients, foods with clean labels, and the elimination of any ingredients we do not need.

Consumers get it and developers can deliver it. Beyond that, we need the experience to match the level of need and interest. With 40 years of experience in this industry, I have no doubt that the ingredient, flavor and fragrance industry will rise above the obstacles 2020 presented and bring the world to a new, safe place through wonderful and substantive innovation.

We are seeing a rapid increase in sampling of natural, organic and wellness ingredients from around the world. It’s intriguing how exploration in applications has taken on new value and is giving our talented flavorists, perfumers, chemists, biochemists and R&D teams an opportunity to step beyond with new creations that will trigger the next generation of multi-dimensional, engaging, experiential, high-performing products.

At Artiste, we are ready to welcome 2021 to the threshold of positive change with the anticipation of a healthier year ahead.




The cranberry may be America’s fruit, but the world embraces it as essential and uplifting for its tart yet refreshing taste and many health benefits.

Cranberries were first grown by Native Americans in the 16th century and used for food, drinks, fabric dye and medicines. Commercial cranberry cultivation started in the early 19th century. By 1940, canned jellied cranberry sauce had become a Thanksgiving staple.

Today, cranberries aren’t just for holidays. They are chopped, baked and blended in sauces, relishes, desserts, drinks, muffins, energy bars and smoothies. Dried cranberries are a trendy healthy snack, and cranberry powders and extracts are widely used in supplements. The essential oil derived from cranberry via cold pressing is commonly made into seed oils that restore damaged skin and hair.

Many people call cranberries a superfood because of their high nutrient and antioxidant content. Cranberries are widely known to lower risk of urinary tract infection, but research suggests they can also prevent certain cancers, improve immune function and decrease blood pressure. Cranberries are rich in manganese and vitamins C and K1, which collectively help maintain skin, muscle and bones, improve metabolism and aid with blood clotting.

Artiste sources the finest natural cranberry oils in multiple formulations. Their possibilities for use in beverage and food applications are limitless. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!



Clean taste, bright refreshment, lasting enjoyment… what sounds like an advertisement for chewing gum is a perfect description of spearmint, one of nature’s most highly desired and widely used ingredients for foods and beverages and a pleasing additive for toothpastes, mouthwashes and cosmetics.

Native to the Mediterranean region, spearmint became popular throughout the Roman Empire. The Ancient Romans brought the mint to Great Britain, and English settlers later brought spearmint to America. Spearmint today is cultivated around the globe.

Spearmint is prized for its clean flavor and soothing, minty aromatic qualities that are slightly sweeter and softer than those of peppermint. Spearmint essential oil is favored for its subtlety and can be substituted for peppermint essential oil in applications where peppermint notes are overpowering.

Spearmint can also make you healthy as well as happy. The mint is rich in antioxidants and homeopathic properties that may help improve digestion, soothe itchy skin, lower blood sugar and resolve respiratory problems. Spearmint may also reduce stress and improve memory.


Artiste has the right spearmint product to meet your needs, whether it’s a Mentha spicata variety such as Farwest Native and Midwest Native, a Mentha cardiaca variety such as Farwest Scotch, Midwest Scotch and Canadian Scotch, or Indian spearmint. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!

Blood Orange

Blood Orange

The blood orange is one of the brightest stars of the citrus family, with a seductive hue and intriguing scent. Thanks to their always surprising color variety, blood oranges can appear as red as cherries, as blue as blueberries, or as purple as aubergines.

Blood oranges originated in Sicily and Spain, with varieties that include tarocco, moro and sanguinello, each with its own distinguishing note.

Often misunderstood, blood oranges are more complex than other fruits in the citrus family, with a slightly more bitter bite but with much less acidity. They pack many health benefits including high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, iron, calcium, fiber, antioxidants and folic acid. Blood oranges improve metabolic functions, help repair tissue, and promote healthier gums and wound healing.

Blood Oranges are used in many foods and beverages including juices, cocktails and mixers, salads, sauces, sorbets, granitas, compotes, confections, spirits, marmalades and alternative health products. For sophisticated palates, blood orange olive oil and blood orange balsamic vinaigrettes are rising in popularity.

Artiste offers a full range of blood orange products, including Blood Orange Oil cp, Blood Orange Essence, and distilled (furocoumarin-free) Blood Orange Oil Molecular. All are 100% natural. Blood Orange Oil is also available in an organic version. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!




Sweet and refreshing with a notably tart bite, grapefruit invigorates the palate and its fragrance brightens the spirit. Grapefruits offer a variety of appealing side notes and draw their color from an appetizing spectrum ranging from white, to yellow, to pink and to beautiful ruby red, so no two grapefruits are alike.

Grapefruit is a common breakfast pleaser, but when its oils are removed from its peels, the natural extracts offer a fuller flavor and an extraordinarily unique aroma that lend themselves to a range of uses. Once known as the “forbidden fruit” because of its powerful bite, grapefruit has now found its niche in spirits, beers, teas, confections and healthy alternative products.

Loaded with vitamin C, grapefruit is a low-calorie, antioxidant- and nutrient-rich powerhouse that can help boost immunity, fight off colds, promote weight loss, improve heart health, prevent insulin resistance and reduce the risk of serious diseases such as diabetes or cancer. And because half a medium grapefruit contains nearly 4 ounces of water, these citrusy superstars can also help you stay hydrated.

Artiste offers a full range of grapefruit products, including Grapefruit Oil, Grapefruit Essence Oil, Grapefruit Distillate, and Grapefruit Infusion. All are 100% natural products that add zesty notes to numerous applications, especially beverages – the perfect addition for a dash of citrusy freshness. Interested in knowing more? Need to know, ask Joe!