Application of Non-targeted Approach in Flavor Science: A Review
Metabolomic approaches have been able to provide valuable information in many scientific areas. The importance of metabolomics in the quality, processing and safety of raw materials and final products in food science has recently increased. In particular, non-targeted approach attempt to gather information on as many components as possible in food systems by taking into account all information present in the data sets prior to the components actually being identified. While targeted analysis focuses on a limited set of components of primary interest, a non-targeted metabolomic approach enables a more holistic and unbiased analysis of samples. This review focuses on the recent trends and potential applications of non-targeted approach in flavor science and technology.