November 3, 2010

Map: Flavor

Mapping flavor-- or also known as a Carbon Foodprint.

The flavors of food are not unique per product--it is the right combination of flavor molecules that make each product have its particular taste. That means, each product can be easily replaced by a combination of other items.

This chart shows the flavor of an orange.

There are ten key flavors to combine that are needed to recreate the orange flavor. Each color in the chart represents a key component with its flavor named per category- i.e. herbaceous woody, green, floral citrus, etc.

To obtain the flavor of an orange, you must take one component from each color category. The length of the line in the graph represents the amount of that flavor. The longer the line, the more you will need.

Posted by Anne Ulku


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