Definition of flavor enhancer in English:

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flavor enhancer

Entry from US English dictionary


A chemical additive, e.g., monosodium glutamate, used to intensify the flavor of food.
Example sentences
  • Wheat gluten has also been used as a cattle feed and as a starting point for the manufacture of the food flavour enhancer, monosodium glutamate.
  • It acts as a flavour enhancer for other fruit when it is cooked or used with other ingredients.
  • Sodium chloride is probably best known as a flavor enhancer in foods, but its addition to foods also helps to preserve the food from decay.

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Syllabification: fla·vor en·hanc·er

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