What is Flavors?
Flavors refer to any number of additives that gives food and drink items a specific or enhanced taste. These flavors may be from natural or artificial sources. Natural flavors come from oils, distillations, oleoresins, protein hydrolysates or extracts made from plants including: barks, fruits, vegetables and herbs, or from animal sources. These sources undergo a number of different methods in order for the flavor to be obtained and made into use for human consumption. Artificial flavors are made from lab-obtained sources, such as petroleum and various chemical compounds. They are made to mimic the exact taste of its replacement, for example: vanilla, lemon, or raspberry and often undergo strict testing before the artificial flavor is allowed to be used in a food source.