What is flavor?

  • (verb): Lend flavor to.
    Synonyms: season, flavour
    See also — Additional definitions below


Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a food or other substance, and is determined mainly by the chemical senses of taste and smell. The "trigeminal senses", which detect chemical irritants in the mouth and throat as well as temperature and texture, are also very important to the overall Gestalt of flavor perception. The flavor of the food, as such, can be altered with natural or artificial flavorants, which affect these senses.

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Some articles on flavor:

London Charles - Flavor of Love 2
... Davis was a contestant on the second season of VH1's Flavor of Love ... She went on to win the competition when Flavor Flav chose her over Tiffany 'New York' Pollard, who returned after previously named the runner-up on the show's first season ...
Bake N Shake - Ingredients
... Shake 'n Bake Original Pork flavor contains the following ingredients enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate Vitamin B1, riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid), salt, partially ... Barbecue flavor Shake 'n Bake includes sugar, maltodextrin, salt, modified food starch, spice, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, brown sugar ...
Coconut Sugar - Taste and Flavor
... processed, the color, sweetness and flavor can vary depending on different factors ... Coconut sugar's color, sweetness and flavor can vary slightly from packaging to packaging depending on the coconut species used, season when it was harvested, where it was harvested and even the way ...
Color–flavor Locking
... Color–flavor locking (CFL) is a phenomenon that is expected to occur in ultra-high-density strange matter, a form of quark matter ... Cooper pairs, whose color properties are correlated with their flavor properties in an one-to-one correspondence between three color pairs and three flavor pairs ... According to the Standard Model of particle physics, the color-flavor-locked phase is the highest-density phase of three-flavor matter ...

More definitions of "flavor":

  • (noun): (physics) the kinds of quarks and antiquarks.
    Synonyms: flavour

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