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Artificial Flavors

What are Artificial Flavors?

Artificial Flavors are flavors that have been created for food that do not exist in nature or simply an attempt to clone a flavor found in nature.

Most artificial flavors are specific and often complex mixtures of singular naturally occurring flavor compounds combined together to either imitate or enhance a natural flavor. These mixtures are formulated by flavorist to give a food product a unique flavor and to maintain flavor consistency between different product batches or after recipe changes. The list of known flavoring agents includes thousands of molecular compounds, and the flavor chemist (flavorist) can often mix these together to produce many of the common flavors. Many flavorants consists of esters, which are often described as being "sweet" or "fruity". [1]

The compounds used to produce artificial flavors are almost identical to those that occur naturally. [1]

Artificial Flavor Creation Process

To begin producing artificial flavors, flavor manufacturers must either find out the individual naturally occurring aroma chemicals and mix them appropriately to produce a desired flavor or create a novel non-toxic artificial compound that gives a specific flavor. [1]

History

Vanillin was one of the very first artificial flavors created. Vanillin was first isolated as a relatively pure substance in 1858 by Nicolas-Theodore Gobley, who obtained it by evaporating a vanilla extract to dryness, and recrystallizing the resulting solids from hot water. In 1874, the German scientists Ferdinand Tiemann and Wilhelm Haarmann deduced its chemical structure, at the same time finding a synthesis for vanillin from coniferin, a glycoside of isoeugenol found in pine bark. [1]

Source(s) Derived From
Animal Sources
Animal
Plant Sources
Plant
Other Natural Sources
Other Natural
Chemical (Synthetic) Sources
Chemical (Synthetic)

Natural or Artificial?
Artificial
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Aliases
This ingredient is tagged with the following aliases:

Artificial Bacon Flavor
Artificial Beef Flavor
Artificial Blackberry Flavor
Artificial Blue Raspberry Flavor
Artificial Blueberry Flavor
Artificial Bourbon Flavor
Artificial Butter Flavor
Artificial Butter Flavoring
Artificial Caramel Flavoring
Artificial Cheese Flavor
Artificial Cheesecake Flavor
Artificial Cherry Flavor
Artificial Chicken Flavor
Artificial Chocolate Flavor
Artificial Cinnamon Streusel Flavor
Artificial Cranberry Flavor
Artificial Flavor
Artificial Flavoring
Artificial Flavorings
Artificial Flavour
Artificial Fruit Flavors
Artificial Fruit Punch Flavor
Artificial Garlic Flavor
Artificial Grape Flavor
Artificial Ham Flavor
Artificial Hazelnut Flavor
Artificial Herb Flavor
Artificial Honey Flavor
Artificial Lemon Lime Flavor
Artificial Lobster Flavor
Artificial Mango Flavor
Artificial Maple Flavor
Artificial Melon Flavor
Artificial Mixed Berry Flavor
Artificial Muscat Flavor
Artificial Ocean Whitefish Flavor
Artificial Orange Flavor
Artificial Peach Flavor
Artificial Peanut Flavor
Artificial Pizza Flavor
Artificial Pomegranate Flavor
Artificial Provolone Cheese Flavor
Artificial Raspberry Flavor
Artificial Roast Turkey Giblet Flavor
Artificial Rum Flavor
Artificial Salmon Flavor
Artificial Smoke Flavor
Artificial Strawberry Creme Flavor
Artificial Strawberry Flavor
Artificial Swiss Cheese Flavor
Artificial Tuna Flavor
Artificial Vanilla Cream Flavor
Artificial Vanilla Flavor
Artificial Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor
Artificial Vinegar Flavor
Artificial Yolk Flavor
Natural Identical Flavors
Nature Identical Apple Flavor
Nature Identical Flavor

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