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furfural

Oily substances (including furfuraldehyde, formerly furfurol) with aromatic odor and Bitter almond flavor, It is the aldehyde or a derivative of furan. They arise among other things by the toasting of wooden barrels by conversion of wood sugars and arrive at Barrique in the wine. Also included in wood vinegar and fusel oils, See also below flavorings,

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