Ever read a label and see ‘Natural Strawberry Flavoring’? It could be in your sodas,
your pie fillings, your strawberry desserts. So here it is, the list of ingredients that make up ‘Natural Strawberry Flavoring’ (Source: Antonia Demas PhD; founder of the Food Studies Institute):
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, aethyl amyl ketone, Ethyl butyrate, ethyl cinnamate, ethyl heptanoate, ethyl heptylate, ethyl lactate, ethyl methylphenyglycidate, ethyl nitrate, ethyl propionate, ethyl valerate, heliotropin, hydroxy-phenyl-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 maphthyl ketone, methyl salicylate, mint essential oil, neroli essential oil, nerolin, neryl isobutyrate, orris butter, phenethyl alcohol, rose, rum ether, g-undecalactone, vanillin and solvent.
Natural Flavoring? Even though it is made in a perfume factory the manufacturer can use the word ‘natural’ because it uses a few natural ingredients like lemon oil and mint oil.
Artificial Strawberry flavoring? It has 10 more ingredients and they are all chemicals
A generic pop-tart has natural and artificial strawberry flavoring in it. That’s 90 ingredients… holy toledo….