Spice extractives

Spice extractives
Tags: Term Definitions,Flavoring Agents,
  • Definition

    Spice extractives are the essential oils or concentrated essence of the flavor compounds of a number of spices. These extractives are used in many processed foods as they are more consistent in flavor and have a longer shelf life than most raw spices. 

  • Health considerations

    "Spice" is a nondescript umbrella term, and may include allergenic items. Individuals sensitive to items which do not require mandatory labeling should contact manufacturers.

  • May be found in

    Processed foods

  • References

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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