new drink can be developed by using natural beverage flavors,
organic beverage flavors, artificial beverage flavors or very
often any combination of these three varieties of beverage flavors.
The classification of these types of beverage flavors is determined
based on how the flavor is derived.
Natural flavors are preparations or single substances obtained
exclusively by physical processes from fruit and vegetable or sometimes animal
materials either in their natural state or naturally isolated from the natural
Natural drink flavors are becoming more popular in the United
States and across the globe as the trend towards natural food
and beverage continues to grow rapidly.
Organic flavors are produced in a similar fashion to natural
flavors but follow a very strict processing procedure and only use organic
Artificial flavors are substances chemically isolated from
aromatic raw materials or obtained synthetically. They may or may not be chemically
identical to substances found in nature.
Here are some of the types of ingredients that are used to compliment
the above mentioned beverage flavor systems.
A Flavor Enhancer is an ingredient that has
little or no taste or smell on its own in a standard dose, but
which can compliment, enhance, or otherwise modify the flavor
of a beverage. This may take the form of a flavor modifier or
a flavor potentiator.
Flavor Modifier is a substance that enhances suppresses or
otherwise changes a drinks flavor.
A Flavor Potentiator can increase the perceived
intensity of the flavor of another substance.
Flavoring Oils can be used to achieve a pleasing and authentic
fruit flavor in a water-based beverage, manufacturers often use flavoring oils
derived from citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons or limes. These flavoring
oils are very concentrated, and must be balanced out with sweeteners before
they are palatable.
Masking agents can be added to hide an off-taste in products
that can often include ingredients such as soy, vitamins, herbs or a number
of nutraceutical ingredients.
Flavor modifying agents can be used to make unusual ingredients
palatable--removing bitterness, for example.
With myriad beverage flavor options it is very important to work
with an experienced team of beverage experts.
Contact Power Brands today and let us make your beverage the
best that it can be.