FLAVOR USES & PAIRINGS
- Our always-in-season natural lemon beautifully fits on both sides of the sweet and savory divide. On the sweet side, enjoy it in beverages, cakes, cookies and bars, gelatin, frozen desserts, jams and jellies, fillings and frostings, and pies and pastries. Then on the savory side, use it in any number of fish, pork, chicken, rice and vegetable recipes. Our lemon extract provides the added advantage of convenience–no need for zesting or juicing.
- ½ tsp. Natural Lemon = 1 Tbs. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Natural Lemon = 1 tsp. Lemon Zest
- Natural peppermint is most often thought of in conjunction with the winter holidays and nostalgic recollections of snowy family gatherings featuring peppermint cookies, bark, candy canes or ice cream. But, why deprive yourself of this unique flavor and its subtle mixture of warm and cool sensations the rest of the year? You can use it to flavor teas, enhance fruit salads or complement chocolate or vanilla in cakes, ice creams and icings. Peppermint is also a surprising, yet delectable, accompaniment to savory dishes, such as lamb, pork and poultry.
- The flavor of summer time, watermelon, is has a fresh, green and fruity flavor with cucumber notes. It is known as a succulent fruit and vine-like plant of the gourd family, native to tropical Africa and cultivated around the world. You can use it smoothies, enhance gummy or hard candies, ice creams, icings or cakes. Watermelon is a juicy and mouth coating flavor that is a great accompaniment to summer dishes, desserts and drinks.
- ½ tsp. Watermelon = 1 Tbs. Fresh Watermelon
- Golden Delicious apples are a large, yellowish-green skinned cultivar and very sweet to the taste. The variety was discovered by a West Virginia farmer at the end of the 19th century. Exceptionally sweet and rich, almost like eating raw sugar cane that can be very versatile in usage in dessert and cooking purposes.
- ½ tsp. Golden Apple = 1 Tbs. Fresh Golden Apple
Overall, cherries tend to have a almost almond-like, nutty, and woody flavor that contain slightly floral notes of rose, green, spice and cinnamon. The indigenous range of the sweet cherry extends through most of Europe, western Asia, and parts of northern Africa, and the fruit has been consumed throughout its range since prehistoric times. Some great uses are cherry dishes, ice cream, cocktails and desserts.½ tsp. Cherry = 1 Tbs. Fresh Cherry
- The Raspberry flavor is has been often described as a green, acidic, and sweet natural profile. Typically evoking sensations of a fresh juicy fruit with floral undertones that taste slightly blended with woody note tastes towards the end. At times, the flavor can appear to taste a bit citrus like but even sweeter and tart.
- ½ tsp. Raspberry = 1 Tbs. Fresh Raspberry
- A herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae, native to southeastern Asia, or its aromatic, pungent rhizome used as a spice, flavoring, food and medicine. The flavor of fresh ginger is slightly peppery and sweet, with a pungent and spicy aroma. Ginger pairs extremely well with a number of other flavors such as, vanilla, blueberry, lemon, peppermint and watermelon.
- ¼ tsp. Natural Ginger = 1 Tbs. Fresh Ginger
- The passion fruit flavor is pleasantly tangy and tart, with a hint of sweetness. At times, the tartness can have a bite to it— in this case, you can enjoy the fruit with a creamy sweetener. Moreover, the passion fruit flavor is complemented by a strong, fruity scent and the juiciness of the fruit. The purple passion fruit plant originated in subtropical South America, and is native to an area that stretches from southern Brazil to northern Argentina. This fruit pairs very well with watermelon, vanilla, lemon, orange, banana, and mango.
- ¼ tsp. Natural Passionfruit = 1 Tbs. Fresh Passionfruit
- Mangos are often described as having a tropical floral taste with citrusy and tart notes. Ripe mangoes are juicy, somewhat stringy, and sweet with underlying hints of sourness and pine. Mangos originated in India over 4,000 years ago and are considered a sacred fruit. For pairings, they tend to amplify the flavorings of tropical fruits like coconut, papaya and pineapple. However, they do pair well with other flavors such as, berries, peaches and bananas.
- ¼ tsp. Mango = 1 Tbs. Fresh Mango
- Fresh strawberries contain a combination of fruity, caramel, spice and green notes. A green note is a characteristic note used to describe that leafy sometimes woody or smoky sensation you taste with fruits and vegetables. The strawberry, as we know it, was originally grown in northern Europe, but species are also found in Russia, Chile, and the United States. Pairs well with other berries, apple, banana, citrus, coriander, melon, mint, peach, pineapple, and vanilla.
- ½ tsp. Strawberry = 1 Tbs. Fresh Strawberry
- The notes of pineapple flavor have been identified as fruity, winy, vanilla-like, vegetative, beany, sweet and acidic note. While its exact origins have yet to be determined, botanists agree that the pineapple originated in the Americas, most likely in the region where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet. Pairs well with other tropical fruits, banana, cinnamon, ginger, lime, mango, orange, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, and tamarind.
- ½ tsp. Pineapple = 1 Tbs. Fresh Pineapple
- Blueberries bring a layered flavor profile, introducing fruity, sweet-tart, bright and fresh notes. Some consider it native to Europe, North Africa, the Caucasus and N Asia. Pairs well with other berries, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus, fig, ginger, hazelnut, honey, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena, mango, mint, nutmeg, peach, vanilla, and watermelon.
- ½ tsp. Blueberry = 1 Tbs. Fresh Blueberry
- Peaches are renowned for their creamy flavor profile which is caused by the presence of lactones plus some fruity, floral notes which are the result of Linalool. The peach probably originated in China and then spread westward through Asia to the Mediterranean countries and later to other parts of Europe. Peach flavor affinities: Almonds, hazelnuts, pecans; apricots, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, red currants, plums, citrus fruits.
- ½ tsp. Peach = 1 Tbs. Fresh Peach
- As a delightful blend of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet, our orange creamsicle flavoring has quickly grown in popularity, as its flavor is second to none.
- ½ tsp. Orange Creamsicle = 1 Tbs. Fresh Orange and Vanilla
Natural Blood Orange
- Blood oranges have a unique flavor compared to other oranges, being distinctly raspberry-like in addition to the usual citrus notes. Blood orange pair well with all types of less acidic fruit. These kind of fruits attenuate blood orange's tartness, therefore: apricots, figs, strawberries, lime, lemon, mango, apples, melon and peaches.
- ½ tsp. Natural Blood Orange = 1 Tbs. Fresh Blood Orange
- The taste is considered less sour, as well as sweeter and stronger, than that of an orange. A ripe tangerine is firm to slightly soft, and pebbly-skinned with no deep grooves, as well as orange in color. Probably indigenous to Southeast Asia, tangerine culture spread westward along trade routes as far as the Mediterranean. Tangerines pair wonderfully with flavors such as chocolate, cherry, cardamom, coffee, ginger, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, star anise, and other tropical fruits.
- ½ tsp. Natural Tangerine = 1 Tbs. Fresh Tangerine
- Typically full-bodied, with fruit flavors ranging from crisp flinty apple and lemon to lush stone-fruit characteristics of peach and apricot. Archeological evidence suggests humans began growing grapes as early as 6500 B.C. during the Neolithic era. Pairs well with almond, apple, chocolate, citrus (especially lemon), ginger, hazelnut, mint, pear, pecan, raisin, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, and walnut.
- ¼ tsp. Grape = 1 Tbs. Fresh Grape
- Lavenders flavor is characteristically known for being floral, herbal and sweet. The origin of Lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Lavender's sweet, fragrant flavor complements a range of foods, both sweet and savory. Ingredients lavender goes well with include strawberries, blueberries, pears, lemon, orange, honey, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, black pepper, and chocolate.
- ½ tsp. Natural Lavender = 1 Tbs. Fresh Lavender