Apple Flavor

Apple flavor is a complex matrix of physical and chemical sensory experiences. The consumer often confounds the textural feel of eating an apple with the chemical aspects of flavor. For this discussion, however, we will ignore any textural aspect and concentrate on the chemical components of apple flavor.

The first aspect of flavor is the collection of complex, volatile compounds produced by the fruit.┬áThese compounds have been studied extensively in the food chemistry arena. For example, Rowan, et al. …