What is a Flavor Chemist?

Flavor chemists (also known as flavorists), develop flavors using natural and synthetic approved flavor chemicals and extracts for a wide variety of food and beverage products using creative and artistic talents along with various analytical tools including GC/MS. Another path for flavor development involves understanding how the chemistry of cooking generates taste and aroma, this is called reaction or processed flavors. A savory flavorist understands how to develop flavor profiles using these materials via specific heat and pressure parameters.

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