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a substance used to impart a particular flavour to food: rum flavouring
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  • Flavour is restored by blending the neutral grain spirits with flavouring whiskies.
  • It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material.
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any of the liquid extracts, essences, and flavours that are added to foods to enhance their taste and aroma. Flavourings are prepared from essential oils, such as almond and lemon; from vanilla; from fresh fruits by expression; from ginger by extraction; from mixtures of essential oils and synthetic organic chemicals; or entirely from synthetic chemicals, with alcohol, glycerol, propylene glycol, alone or in combination, as solvents. Water is added and sometimes certified food colour as well.

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