Best Flavors features a large selection of All Natural and Organic Flavor Extract hand crafted for you in our laboratory, from Natural Flavor Extract and Natural Flavor Extract without Diacetyl to Natural Vanilla Extract and Organic Coffee Beans and Herbs Flavoring.
Best Flavors Extracts are water soluble flavors made in a base of Natural Ethyl Alcohol. These all natural flavor extracts are food grade, Kosher, vegan, gluten Free. They are best used in clear beverages, dairy products, and applications where you don't want to disturb the clarity/translucency. Nature's Flavors Extracts are of comparable strength with our Flavor Concentrates and Flavor Oils. Usage for these Flavors should start at under 0.5% and slowly work up to 4% maximum. You will need to experiment to achieve the perfect strength for flavoring your recipe, but once you finish you will be happy with the results.
Why use a Flavor Extract instead of a Flavor Concentrate? Nature's Flavors Natural Flavor Extracts and Natural Flavor Concentrates are very similar. They are both all natural and water soluble Products. The difference is that Concentrates have a cloudy/opaque look to them where as most Extracts are clear*. This property is due to the base that these flavors are set in. If your final application needs to be clear then we recommend a Flavor Extract. Flavor Concentrates are also more heat stable than extracts, so for baking you might want to look at concentrates. Flavor Extracts are in an alcohol base and will affect the freezing point of any recipe you put them into, while concentrates will not. *The few extracts that are not clear are mentioned on their product pages.
Our Organic Flavor Extracts are pure Water Soluble Flavors, this means like our Organic Flavor Concentrates they will readily dissolve into water based applications. We do not recommend adding Flavor Extracts to an oil base, as separation may occur. For Oil Based applications we recommend our Oil Soluble Organic Flavor Oils, and our Organic Flavor Oils for Chocolate.