What Are Flavoring Powders?
WHAT IS A FLAVOR POWDER?
A flavor powder is ideal for flavoring products that must be kept dry. For example, you can use flavoring powders to flavor dry pancake mixes, protein powders, and instant mixes. Flavor powders dissolve readily in warm water and work well for mixes with an extended shelf life. To get the most out of your flavoring powders when baking, use them for a shorter cooking time.
USAGE GUIDELINES FOR FLAVORING POWDERS:
Flavor powders are fairly weak compared to other flavors. Starting usage would be around .25% to 1% by weight of total ingredients and even up to 5% depending on the application. When adding the flavoring powder to the recipe, mix it in with dry ingredients so that it combines properly.
HOW TO USE POWDERED FLAVORINGS:
Flavor powders are perfect for adding to dry mixes and are even used in some old-school baking applications. Flavoring powders can be sprinkled on top of food to spice or season your dishes, enhancing the flavor of the food. Some of the best applications for flavor powders are:
- Baked goods
- Dry mixes
- Seasoning for vegetables
- Maintaining a pre-made mix for months to come
Flavoring powders are excellent for dry food applications and can be used as a replacement for liquid flavorings to boost the flavor of your food.
MORE ON FLAVOR POWDERS:
We offer both regular and sugar-free flavor powders. Our flavoring powders include no added sugar or sweeteners.
Our regular flavor powders are:Our regular flavor powders are:
- Concentrated (recommended usage 0.25% - 4% by weight of total ingredients depending on the application.)
- Have high-heat stability
HOW ARE FLAVOR POWDERS MADE?
Flavoring powders are typically made from the dehydrated or dried form of the food.
Ingredients for Regular Flavor Powders: dextrose, natural or organic flavor
Ingredients for Sugar-Free Flavor Powders: gum arabic, natural or organic flavor
OVER FLAVORING YOUR PRODUCT WITH FLAVOR POWDERS
You’ll know that you’ve over-flavored your food if you taste a medicinal or minty taste on your palate. Another sign that you have over-flavored your culinary creation is that you are burping the flavor up over an hour after consuming the food. The key to enhancing the flavor of your baked good or beverage with flavor powders and not over-flavoring it is to use just enough flavor powder so you tease the taste buds. Doing so will make the food or drink delectable, and people will want to eat or drink more of the food or beverage.
ENJOY A VARIETY OF FLAVOR POWDERS
At Nature’s Flavors, our flavor chemists have created hundreds of savory and sweet flavoring powders, such as allspice, apricot, blackberry, bourbon, caramel corn, cayenne, cheese, garlic, Irish cream, jasmine, nutmeg, peach, rum, and more. With Nature’s Flavors, you can even create your own custom flavor powders. We’ve created a collection of flavoring powders perfect for caterers, restaurants, gourmet bakeries, chefs, manufacturers, and cooking enthusiasts. Made with ingredients from nature, these natural flavoring powders and organic flavor powders will enhance the flavor of food.