Bananas are known for their strong, overpowering flavor and aroma, whether they’re eaten on their own or consumed in a fruit smoothie. This is largely due to a chemical compound known as isoamyl acetate, which is also present in pear fruit and, strangely enough, a honey bee’s stinging apparatus. As bananas brown, they continue to release a host chemicals that leave their scent on everything around them. It is this sweetness that distinguishes them from cooking bananas (also known as plantains). Our Banana Natural Flavor captures this candy, dessert-like profile for your own enjoyment.