The Flavor Guy shops the world over for the purest and most unique raw materials to bring you new and innovative organic flavor extracts – like apple cider, blue raspberry, butterscotch, chocolate fudge, cream cheese, ginger ale, grenadine, Irish cream, licorice, papaya, and watermelon – that will tantalize your taste buds! For even more unique flavors developed over our 40 years in business, see our entire selection of extracts & flavorings.
What is an organic extract? Nature's Flavors organic flavor extracts are water-soluble flavors made in a base of organic ethyl alcohol. These all-natural flavor extracts are certified, organic, food-grade, kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and contain NO allergens. Our organic extract flavors are best used in clear beverages, dairy products, and applications where you don't want to disturb the clarity and translucency.
Nature's Flavors organic flavoring extracts are of comparable strength to our organic flavor concentrates and organic flavor oils. Our organic flavor extracts are flavors only and will need to be placed with a sweetener, fat, or something with high alkalinity like salt, for them to really burst in your mouth.
What makes our organic extracts water-soluble? Our organic flavor extracts are pure water-soluble flavors, meaning, like our organic flavor concentrates, they will readily dissolve into water-based applications. We do not recommend adding organic liquid extracts to an oil base, as separation may occur. For oil-based applications, we recommend our oil-soluble organic flavor oils and our flavor oils for chocolate. What about organic extracts in high heat applications? It is important to note that flavors and colors will become less potent when exposed to high heat applications. Nature's Flavors organic flavor concentrates are more heat stable than our organic flavoring extracts. We also offer natural flavor emulsions for high heat applications!
Should I use an organic flavor extract or a concentrate? Nature's Flavors organic flavoring extracts and organic flavor concentrates are both certified organic, all-natural, and water-soluble. Flavor concentrates, however, have a cloudy and opaque look to them, while the organic flavor extracts are clear. This is not because the concentrates are any less pure, but concentrates are set in a gum acacia base, while organic flavoring extracts are set in an alcohol base.
When you are making a product that is clear, organic flavor extracts will be the better choice. Flavor concentrates are more heat stable than organic extracts, so concentrates are often the better choice for baking. Organic flavoring extracts are in an alcohol base and will affect the freezing point of any application that you put them into, while concentrates will not.
Organic Flavor Extract Usage: Start at under 0.5% of your total volume and slowly work up to 4% maximum. You will need to experiment with the amount of organic extracts and flavorings you use to achieve the perfect strength for flavoring your recipe. If you notice a medicinal or minty taste with organic extracts for baking, you may have over-flavored your recipe. Try reducing the amount of organic flavor extract you are adding. Our organic flavoring extracts are made with the following ingredients: water, organic ethyl alcohol, as well as natural and organic plant and vegetable extracts.
A few of the most popular flavors of organic flavoring extracts are: