Many natural raw materials cna be very useful in artificial flavors, but they are even more helpful when formulating challenging natural WONF flavors. In fact, they typically provide three important benefits.
- They often contain notes that are difficult to find from single chemicals.
- They add a subtle layer of complexity to flavors that start off a little too simplistic.
- And they can make the flavor much harder to match, especially if they are unusual or are used in clever combinations.
The following ingredients, in my experience, can all be useful in a wide range of different fl avor types and merit inclusion on any fl avorist’s shelf. All of them are FEMA GRAS listed, but please note, the components listed are not comprehensive. They have been selected either because they are present in signifi cant quantities or because they contribute signifi cantly to the odor of the raw material. The quantities given are all typical rather than specifi c and often vary widely in practice, even in genuine oils. Also, all the use rates of these natural raw materials are expressed as parts per million in a fi nished fl avor that is intended for use at 0.05% in a ready-to-drink beverage or bouillon.