Minimizing Flavor Deterioration


A compounded flavor is a complex blend of chemical substances chosen to give a desirable flavor effect. The most common form of delivering compounded flavorings is in the liquid form; essentially the desired blend of aroma chemicals dissolved in an organic solvent. The flavor solvent is most commonly ethanol, propylene glycol (PG), benzyl alcohol, or medium chain triglycerides (MCT). While the blend of aroma compounds dissolved in the solvent is dependent upon the flavor being reproduced, one would expect to find a wide variety of chemical functional groups e.g., hydroxyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, benzyl, etc.1, 2.

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