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(US), flavor
Physics a property of quarks that enables them to be differentiated into six types: up, down, strange, charm, bottom (or beauty), and top (or truth)


Any of the six different varieties of quarks. All hadronic matter is composed of quarks, the most elementary constituents of matter. The six different flavors are labeled u, d, s, c, b, and t, corresponding to up, down, strange, charmed, bottom, and top. Quarks are all spin-1/2 fermions. The u, c, and t flavors carry a positive electric charge equal in magnitude to two-thirds that of the electron; the d, s, and b flavors have a negative charge one-third that of the electron. Different flavored quarks have vastly different masses ranging from the lightest, the u quark, with a mass around 5 MeV/c2 (where c is the speed of light), equal to the mass of about 10 electrons, to the top quark, with a mass 35,000 times greater, or 175 GeV/c2, about the mass of a gold atom. Quarks of any flavor are further characterized by three additional quantum numbers called color: red, green, and blue. Each quark has an antiquark counterpart carrying the corresponding anticolor. See Antimatter, Color (quantum mechanics), Elementary particle, Quarks


(food engineering)
The set of characteristics of a food that causes a simultaneous reaction or sensation of taste on the tongue and odor in the olfactory center in the nose.
(particle physics)
A label used to distinguish different types of leptons (the electron, electron neutrino, muon, muon neutrino, and possibly others) and different color triplets of quarks (the up, down, strange, and charmed quarks, and possibly others).


US spelling of "flavour".
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Consumers and consumer product companies, not only in the nutritional area, but across all product categories, are trending very much toward developing products only with natural flavors," commented Anton Angelich, group vice president of marketing, Virginia Dare, Brooklyn, NY.
Natural flavors are trending in all markets - but the flavor types demonstrating most growth dynamics per continent differ significantly.
Natural flavor and ingredients is one of the largest and fastest-growing consumer trends in both developed and emerging markets, and WILD Flavors is the world's leading provider of natural flavor systems to the food and beverage industry.
First of all, there are nine ingredients in this beverage, and most people are probably familiar with only three of them: carbonated water, natural flavors and caffeine.
Instead of fruit, Stonyfield adds beet juice concentrate and natural flavors.
Natural flavors with other natural flavors (WONF): A natural flavor to which has been added a natural flavor ingredient that is not normally associated with the dominant flavor.
Starbucks VIA(R) Flavored Coffee consists of a blend of 100 percent natural roasted arabica coffee, sugar and natural flavors.
Made from skim milk, real cocoa and other natural flavors, the pudding snack provides a significant percentage of protein and calcium that growing kids need daily.
Cuervo Citrico is made with natural flavors of lime and other citrus fruits; Cuervo Oranjo contains natural flavors of orange and other citrus fruits; and Cuervo Tropina is a blend of pineapple and other tropical fruit flavors.
Dannon Yogurt is offering some Kosher for Passover products in its plain (low-fat, nonfat and natural) and natural flavors (vanilla, coffee and lemon) lines in 6- and/or 32-ounce sizes.
It also contains 2% or less of onion powder, cornstarch, black olives, methylcellulose, salt, modified tapioca starch, rice flour, yeast extract, oat fiber, sugar, potato dextrin, konjac flour, garlic powder, black pepper, maltodextrin, natural flavors from non-meat sources, dextrose, sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, hydrolyzed corn gluten, malt extract, sage, grill flavor, basil, raisin juice concentrate, oregano, jalapeno pepper powder, sesame oil, modified cornstarch, corn syrup solids, natural smoke flavoring, celery oleoresin, wine citric acid, caramel color, and xanthan gum.
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