How are flavours made for e liquids?
How are flavoured concentrates made for vape liquids? Do they harvest a few thousand apples and squeeze the juice out of them, or do they insert small taps into the fruit?
In this blog, we are going to discuss the interesting science behind flavour concentrates and how they are made.
Most people don’t think to ask how are flavour concentrates made for vape products. So we are going to dive into the interesting science behind it and ask the hard questions like what is the difference between artificial flavouring and natural flavouring.
What are flavour concentrates
This category is kind of self-explanatory. Flavour concentrates are a product design to be used in small quantities ideally to flavour things like baking, beverages, cooking, cosmetics and also vaping. However, this doesn’t mean you can just go down to the local supermarket and chuck some food flavouring into a vape juice product for use. Most vape liquids flavoured concentrates are made using special flavouring formulated for vaping.
What is the difference between natural and artificial
According to the FDA, “The term natural flavour or natural flavouring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavouring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material”.
So, in other words, natural flavours are derived from actual products. So, for instance, a natural apple flavour concentrate came from a real apple.
Artificial flavours are rather unique. Scientists study the molecular profile of said fruit and replicate the chemical composition of the flavour. For example, they will break down the natural banana to its complex chemical compositions, with this information they can then examine what chemicals and how much chemicals are in the natural banana. They then take this chemical composition to recreate the flavour of the banana in a laboratory and now you have the recipe to make an artificial banana flavour without the use of thousands of bananas.
The Difference Between Artificial and Natural
Why would you use an artificial flavour? Artificial flavours are not actually that bad. Despite the bad press, when both the artificial flavours and natural flavours are put under the microscope there is not really much difference between them, and why would there be as one is a mirror image of the other. Artificial flavours have bigger benefits like less bi-product get produced, not to mention some natural fruits etc do have some bad elements in them that occur naturally, with artificial products these bad elements are simply not added in.
Here at Mist NZ we only use the finest flavour concentrates in our vape liquids, sourced from California that is comprised of both artificial and natural flavours that have all been tested and certified by 3rd party laboratory