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Why Does banana flavoring not taste like banana?

Why Does banana flavoring not taste like banana?

When you break down the artificial banana flavor, it comes down to one compound: isoamyl acetate. So it's not that the fake banana flavor doesn't taste like bananas, it's that bananas don't taste as flavorful as they used to.

What banana is banana flavoring based on?

The alleged reason why artificial banana flavor doesn't taste like the Cavendish bananas we typically buy in the grocery store is because artificial banana flavor wasn't developed based on that variety of banana. It was developed based on a variety called the Gros Michel, or the Big Mike.