Frequently Asked Questions
|What are natural flavors?
|Natural flavors are ingredients derived from plants or animals that are used to add flavor or aroma to food and dietary supplements. They are derived from natural sources like plants and their extracts different from artificial flavors, which are entirely synthetic and not derived from natural sources.
|Are natural flavors regulated?
|Yes, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (CFR 101.22), the term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof, whose significant function in food is flavoring rather than nutritional.
|Why does Plexus use natural flavors?
|Plexus uses natural flavors to enhance the appeal of products while meeting consumer demand for more natural and healthier ingredients.
|What are examples of natural flavors?