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Castoreum

Alternate Names

Castoreum Liquid, Castoreum Extract, Castor Fiber L. , C. Canadensis Kuhl.

Description

Castoreum is a specific type of natural flavoring. This extract is made from secretions and glands near the anus of both male and female beavers. It has a very strong odor and bitter taste. For a description and more information on Natural Flavorings click here.

Castoreum - Quick Stats
Names

Castoreum Liquid, Castoreum Extract, Castor Fiber L. , C. Canadensis Kuhl.

Allergy Information

Natural Flavoring

Artificial Flavoring

Uses

Flavoring

Additional Information

Often just listed as 'natural flavoring' on the ingredient label. Because it is derived from an animal source, it may be problematic for vegans.



Found In

Found in a variety of foods including: alcoholic beverages, baked goods, frozen dairy, chewing gum, candy, beverages, meat products, pudding, gelatin, ice cream, vanilla flavoring, raspberry flavored food

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

Unknown, May be of Animal Origin

In The News

4/6/11 - Castoreum makes an appearance on the David Letterman show when guest, Jamie Oliver, discusses beaver anal glands and food additives. Watch the video clip.

Online Resources/Related



Copyright November 10, 2010 Be Food Smart, Updated April 6, 2011




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