Flavornet is an amazing compendium of all the volatile aromas that color our world.
Many thanks to Terry Acree for allowing me to offer you access here to Flavornet, a compendium of volatile aromas. Remember: volatiles are where the flavor action is!
This list of 700+ aroma compounds gives you insight on just how complicated our sense of smell is. If you search for a food such as tomato, you’ll find that it’s not one specific aroma compound that creates tomato flavor , but a dozen or so. This aroma “formula” is what makes a tomato smell like a tomato.