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Where does it come from?
Raspberry Flavoring
Castoreum
What is Castoreum? Urban Legend
 A yellowish, oily
substance with a
strong odor that is
secreted by beavers
fro...
True or False?
TRUE!
 Processed forms of
castoreum are used as food
additives as enhancers of
strawberry and raspberry
fl...
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  1. 1. Where does it come from? Raspberry Flavoring
  2. 2. Castoreum What is Castoreum? Urban Legend  A yellowish, oily substance with a strong odor that is secreted by beavers from castor sacs located in the skin cavities between the pelvis and the base of the tail. Beavers use it to mark their territory.  Is it used as a food additive for raspberry flavoring?
  3. 3. True or False? TRUE!  Processed forms of castoreum are used as food additives as enhancers of strawberry and raspberry flavorings.  It can be found in iced tea, ice cream, gelatin, candy, fruit- flavored drinks, and yogurt.  It is classified by the Food and Drug Administration as “generally recognized as safe,” often referenced as “natural flavoring.”  Last updated: February 5, 2013

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