flavor enhancer


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flavor enhancer

[′flā·vər in‚han·sər]
(food engineering)
A substance that accentuates the taste of a food to which it has been added without contributing a flavor of its own. Also known as potentiator.
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Flavor Enhancer Market Research Report by Type (Natural and Artificial), Ingredients (Glutamate, Acidulant, Yeast Extract), Form (Powder, Liquid and others), Application (Bakery & Confectionery) and Region - Forecast till 2023
"Experimenting with garlic as a flavor enhancer is a great way to add interest and intensity to food without contributing excess fat, calories, sodium, and sugar," says Lustgarten.
The FDA has approved the use of tagatose as a flavor enhancer in bakery products at levels of up to 2%.
Caption: MSG is used as a flavor enhancer in many Asian foods.
Among products in the category are liquid flavor enhancers, which also can contain vitamins, minerals and electrolytes.
Stefan Sarafianos, a virologist at Bond LSC, Michael Parniak, a biochemist at the University of Pittsburg and Hiroaki Mitsuya of the National Institutes of Health are now working on EFdA and their 2012 test results showed that the drug based from the flavor enhancer can deliver (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/6860/20140512/soy-sauce-may-hold-answer-to-hiv-cure-you-heard-it-right.htm) equivalent HIV cure in monkeys.
Although production has just begun, Berglund says "customers already want to buy it," particularly for use as a flavor enhancer, stabilizer, and acidulant for food production.
In the pro-MSG camp, the failure to reliably replicate CRS in lab conditions spurred an ever-present public relations campaign to vindicate the naturally derived flavor enhancer. As the sides battle it out, the question remains as to whether science can even come up with a definitive answer.
Check out the ingredients on some other brands, and you are likely to see monosodium glutamate (MSG) commonly used as a flavor enhancer, which is not so good for the body and to which many consumers are allergic.
The taste is also believed to be present in MSG, a flavor enhancer found in some foods.
"NBWA wants to get out the message that the taste of beer is a flavor enhancer to many foods, paired with dishes as a beverage, or as an ingredient to add a specific taste," said Tamara Mlynarezyk, NBWA director of public affairs.
It also maintains a production plant in Iowa, manufacturing monosodium glutamate, a flavor enhancer.