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Did You Know that Vanilla Flavoring is Sometimes Made With the Urine of Beavers.

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Next time you pick up a vanilla candy, think twice. A chemical compound used in vanilla flavored foods and scents comes from the butt of a beaver.

This FDA approved food additive, is labeled as a “natural flavor”.  The real name for the additive is Castoreum, which originates from female and male castor sacs. So apparently, beaver butt has a raspberry taste to it.  

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It’s one of the most common “natural ingredient” in raspberry flavored goodies. Due to the tricky labeling, you’d never suspect a thing.

Foods that Contain Castoreum:

Raspberry flavored candy, strawberry/vanilla / raspberry ice-cream. It’s also used in baked goods, gelatin, pudding, soft candy, frozen dairy, hard candy and chewing gum.

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