the distinctive taste of a food or drink
alter or enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient..
AfricanDiaspora Flavor Defined
When the Transatlantic Slave Trade occurred the Africans that were dispersed/carried to other places, brought with them "ingredients". Those "ingredients" (flavor/seasonings) are added to enhance our eating enjoyment. Blends of seasonings like Harrisa (used in the African continent), more traditional ones. like paprika, ginger, and allspice.