Fruit and vegetable flavors can be used in other ways too, like in baby foods.
Using fruit and vegetable extracts, concentrates, or spray dried powders in baby foods will give a child more of the flavor of the fruit or vegetable and less of the sugar.
Since infants and toddlers are still developing, it is important to introduce them to the flavors before adding in the sugar. This allows the child to get used to the flavor without the added pull of sugar. Even those who make baby food at home should consider the benefits of using extracts, concentrates, or spray dried powders to make different varieties of baby food for different stages of development.