Thursday, January 12, 2012

What are you REALLY eating?

Did you know that there are companies that spend their time creating flavors that will make people crave certain foods and also make them taste better to the consumer?



The following list of ingredients in artificial strawberry flavoring:


A typical artificial strawberry flavor, like the kind found in a Burger King strawberry milk shake, contains the following ingredients:
amyl acetate,
amyl butyrate,
amyl valerate,
anethol,
anisyl formate,
benzyl acetate,
benzyl isobutyrate,
butyric acid,
cinnamyl isobutyrate,
cinnamyl valerate,
cognac essential oil,
diacetyl,
dipropyl ketone,
ethyl acetate,
ethyl amyl ketone,
ethyl butyrate,
ethyl cinnamate,
ethyl heptanoate,
ethyl heptylate,
ethyl lactate,
ethyl methylphenylglycidate,
ethyl nitrate,
ethyl propionate,
ethyl valerate,
heliotropin,
hydroxyphenyl-2-butanone (10 percent solution in alcohol),
a-ionone,
isobutyl anthranilate,
isobutyl butyrate,
lemon essential oil,
maltol,
4-methylacetophenone,
methyl anthranilate,
methyl benzoate,
methyl cinnamate,
methyl heptine carbonate,
methyl naphthyl ketone,
methyl salicylate,
mint essential oil,
neroli essential oil,
nerolin,
neryl isobutyrate,
orris butter,
phenethyl alcohol,
rose,
rum ether,
g-undecalactone,
vanillin, and
solvent.

feingold.org/strawberry





Did you hear him mention that some strawberry and vanilla flavorings are made by using a gland from a beaver's backside? :)

2 comments:

Fruitarian Cait said...

Very informative little post, I'm glad you did it, for those who indulge in foods containing these types of ingredients regularly who need to be in the know!

I'm Caitlin by the way. Hope you're having a happy, productive day!

Laura said...

Hi Caitlin!
Thanks for visiting Evescupboard. :)
-Laura