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Functionalized Flavors, Part II

By: Mike Porzio, Flavor Delivery Systems
Posted: February 23, 2011, from the March 2011 issue of P&F magazine.

Functionalized flavors are the flavor systemsin which the carriers or other delivery vehicles retain, enhance, amplify, release or protect flavor (character) until consumed in products. In many cases the carrier or delivery system becomes of equalor greater importance relative to the flavor. As technical sophistication regarding these functional delivery agents increases, their use becomes more important. An earlier discussion of functionalized flavors focused on someunique carrier systems and flavor chemicals.

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