Synthite Industries Ltd. is an Indian oleoresin extraction firm, supplying ingredients to food, fragrance and flavour houses.

Basic Information

Synthite was founded by C. V. Jacob who started the company after working in civil construction for two decades. Initially it produced industrial chemicals before shifting to oleoresins. The oleoresin business was initially based on research by the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore. However, the technology developed was not yet mature, and it took several years of additional research and development by Synthite to make the technology viable. It took another four years before they convinced food producers that they could produce quality products on time. Synthite’s Bio Ingredients division processes raw spices to extract oleoresins while retaining all their original characteristics. Synthite’s Spice Division offers whole, powdered and processed spices that are manufactured by applying global safety standards to ensure quality and taste. The company’s brands are SPRIG, Necol, Neaox, NatXtra, Kitchen Treasures, and Straights. See more

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Synthite Industries Ltd.



Ernakulam, Kerala, India

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Core Team


C. V. Jacob



Praveen Venkataramanan

Chief Executive Officer