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Aroma Compounds

  • H.-D. Belitz
  • W. Grosch
  • P. Schieberle


When food is consumed, the interaction of taste, odor and textural feeling provides an overall sensation which is best defined by the English word “flavor”. German and some other languages do not have an adequate expression for such a broad and comprehensive term. Flavor results from compounds that are divided into two broad classes: Those responsible for taste and those responsible for odors, the latter often designated as aroma substances. However, there are compounds which provide both sensations.


Aroma Compound Acid Ethyl Ester Aroma Substance Odor Intensity Odor Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H.-D. Belitz
    • 1
  • W. Grosch
    • 1
  • P. Schieberle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für LebensmittelchemieTechnischen Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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