Flavor Extracts

Flavor extracts are created by combining the root of the desired flavor (a fruit, spice, nut) in a mixture of water and alcohol. As a result of likeness in polarity, the alcohol mixture is able to leech water-soluble flavoring components from the flavored via forming hydrogen bonds with the water-soluble flavoring components. When the water and alcohol mixture is filtered away from the fruit, spice, or nut, the flavor of the fruit, spice, or nut remains with the water-alcohol mixture. The most common flavor extract is vanilla, but there are a myriad of other flavoring extracts that can be bought at the store.