Tobacco-based cooked casing formulation

  • US 6,499,489 B1
  • Filed: 05/12/2000
  • Issued: 12/31/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/12/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for improving the flavor and aroma character in a smoking article comprising:

  • providing an aqueous tobacco suspension comprising tobacco material and ammonia, said tobacco suspension having a liquid phase, said tobacco material being flue-cured tobacco, and wherein the ammonia concentration is equivalent to at least about 0.5M ammonium hydroxide;

    subjecting said tobacco suspension to heat treatment for a time and under conditions sufficient to provide a flavorful and aromatic composition; and

    incorporating at least a liquid portion of said flavorful and aromatic composition into a component of the smoking article.

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