Flavour descriptors

By August 30, 2017Novotaste, uncategorized

A flavour descriptor can be used to describe most flavour profiles & odours. This serves as a very useful tool that can be used to communicate with our R&D team. While there are many established descriptors that are routinely used, we encourage our clients to come up with their own & get inspired by the profiles of other ingredients.

Novotaste's Selection of 534 Flavour Descriptors:

acetic
acid
acrid
acrid musty odor
acrylic
alcoholic
alliaceous
allspice
almond
amber
amine
ammonia
amyl salicylate
animal
anise
apple
apple banana
apple raspberry
apricot
apricot peach
apricot pineapple
aromatic
asparagus
bacon
baked bread
baked potato
balsamic
balsamic fruity
balsamic strawberry
balsamic sweet
banana
banana pineapple
bark
bartlet pear
basil
beefy
bell pepper
bergamot
berry
berry jam
bipolar
bitter
bitter almond
bittersweet
bittersweet plum
black currant
blueberry
boiled cabbage
boiled poultry
boldo
brandy
bread
bread crust
brown
burning
burnt
burnt fat
burnt pineapple
butter
buttermilk
butterscotch
buttery
buttery hazelnut
butyric
cabbage
cadaverous
camomille
camphor
camphoraceous
candy
candy circus peanuts
caramel
caramelic fruity
caraway
carnation
cassia
cauliflower
caustic
cedar
cedarwood
celery
celery jasmine
cereal
characteristic
cheese
cheesy
cherry
chocolate
chrysanthemum
cinnamon
citrus
citrus melon
citrus orange
clams
clean
clove
clove carnation
cocoa
cocoa birch tar
coconut
coconut butter
coffee
cognac
concetrated vegetable soup
cooked meat
cooked onion
cooked plum prune
cooked sugar
cool
cooling
crackers
creamy
Creosote
cucumber
dairy
Damascone
dark chocolate
decayed
decomposing cabbage
deep
deep green
delicate
delicate musk
diacetyl
diffuse onion
diffusive
diffusive cheese
diffusive floral
diffusive garlic
disulphide
dried fruit
dry
dry honey
dry notes fruity
earthy
earthy tobacco
egg
egg yolk
elegant
estery
ether
ethereal
faint
faint aromatic
faint balsamic
faint fatty
faint honey
Faint rose
faint sweet
faint vanilla
fatty
fatty orange rose
fecal
fennel
fermented cheese
fine violet orris
fired
fishy
flat dry
floral
floral balsamic warm
floral earthy
floral fruity
floral fruity jamine apricot
floral green
floral honey
floral jamine lily
floral resembling acetophenone
floral rose carnation
floral rose lily
fragrant
fresh
fresh burning
fresh lemon
fresh pungent
fresh rose mint
fresh top note
fresh vegetable
fried
fried buttery
fried fat
fruit juice
fruit sweet
fruital
fruital pineapple
fruital unripe banana
fruital woody
fruity
fruity apple
fruity balsamic
fruity bitter almond
fruity buttery
fruity caramel
fruity chamomile
fruity ether
fruity fresh
fruity grape
fruity green
fruity herbaceous minty
fruity mushroom
fruity mushroom gardenia
fruity nerolin
fruity peach apricot
fruity pineapple
fruity plum prune
fruity unripe strawberry
fruity ylang ylang
fungus
fungus tobacco
fusel
fusel oil
galbanum
galbanum oil
gardenia
garlic
garlic onion
gasoline
geranium
grape
grape skin
grapefruit
grassy
green
green apple
green balsamic floral
green bean
green bell peppers
green dry banana
green ethereal
green floral
green fruit
green grass
green jasmine
green onion
green peas
green rose mossy
green vegetable
green violet
green woody
guaiacol
hard boiled eggs
harsh
hawthorn
hay coumarin
hazelnut
heavy
heavy buttery
heavy floral
heavy sweet maple syrup
heptaldehyde
herbaceous
herbaceous celery
herbaceous leafy
herbal
honey
horseradish
hot sugar
hyacinth
incense
intense
intense fruit
intense fruital
intense sweet
intensely sweet
intensly green
intensly sweet neroli rose
ionone
iris
isoeugenol
jam
jammy
jasmine hyacinth
jonquil
lavender
lavender
lavender bergamot
leafy
leafy hyacinth
leather
leathery
lemon
lemon orange
lemon peel
licorice
light
light rose sweet
lilac
lily
lily jasmine
lime
linalool
linalool terpinol
magnolia
malt
malty
mandarin
mandarin orange
mango
maple
maple syrup
marigold
meat
meaty
meaty sulfurous
medicinal
melon
menthol
mercaptan
metallic
mild
mild anise
mild bitter
mild caramel
mild cheese
mild cherry
mild citrus banana
mild cooling
mild fatty
mild fruity
mild green
mild hyacinth
mild lemon
mild medecinal
mild nut
mild orange blossom
mild rose
mild sweet
mild tobacco
mild waxy
mildew
mildly herbaceous
mildly oily
milk
milk chocolate
milk creamy
milky
mint
minty
minty camphoraceous
moldy
moss
mothballs
mown hay
mushroom
musk
musky
mustard
musty
musty grape
musty herbaceous
musty mushroom
neroli orange blossom
nut
nutty
oily
oily fruity
oily herbaceous
onion
onion meat
orange
orange blossom
orange flowers
orange mandarin
orange peel
orchid
oriental
orris
orris violet
parmesan
passion fruit
peach
peanut
peanut butter
pear
penetrating
penetrating floral
penetrating powerful
pepper
peppermint
perfumery
petroleum
phenolic
pine
pine needles
pine needles hemlock
pineapple
pineapple apple plum
pineapple banana
pineapple pear
plastic
pleasant
plum
popcorn
potato chips
powerful
powerful acrid
powerful celery
powerful citrus
powerful diffusive
powerful fatty spicy
powerful fruity
powerful green
powerful green grassy
powerful lemon
powerful oily buttery
powerful sweet
powerful sweet floral
powerful sweet woody
prune
pulpy pineapple
pungent
pungent heavy
pungent sour
pungent sulfur
putrid
quince
quinoline
radish
raisins
rancid
rancid butter
raspberry
raspberry plum
raspberry preserves
raw green
raw potato
red berry
refreshing
rich
ricotta
ripe
roast beef
roast meat
roasted
roasted almond
roasted barley
roasted corn
roasted hazelnut
roasted hazelnut caramel
roasted meat
roasted meaty
roasted nuts
roasted peanut
romano
rooty
rose
rose geranium
rose grape hyacinth
rose like
rose sweetness
rosy
rubbery
rum
rum berry
saffron
sage
sassafras
sauteed garlic
savory
seafood
seedy
sharp
sherry
skunk
smoked sausage
smoky
soapy
sour
sour rancid
spearmint
spicy
spicy cinnamon
spicy herbaceous bay leaf
spicy warm
strawberry
strong
sulfur
sulfuraceous
sulfurous
sweaty
sweet
sweet apricot pineapple
sweet apricot plum
sweet cream
sweet fruit
sweet fruity
sweet herbaceous
sweet lasting
sweet melon
sweet menthol
sweet musky
sweet nuance
sweet plum
sweet sharp
sweet woody
tart
tea
terpene
toasted
toasted bread
toasted grain
tobacco
tomato
tropical
tropical fruit
turpentine
unripe fruit
urine
valeric acid
vanilla
vegetable
violet
violet leaf green
walnut
warm
warm bread
watermelon
waxy
weak
weak fungus
weak vanilla
wet earthy
whiskey
wild
wine
winey
wintergreen
woody
woody  clove
woody earthy
woody flowery
woody herbeceous
woody mimosa gardenia
woody spicy

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