|The first finding is a National Geographic report in October 2013 that shows that the vanilla flavoring used in baking may derive from the secretions of a beaver||Getty TikTok users wonder about the true origins of vanilla flavoring after information linking it to beaver secretions is found online|
|Cliquez pour en savoir plus sur nos partenaires||What Is It About Mexican Vanilla That Makes It So Appealing? Modern vanilla flavoring is often created in a lab, with refined petrochemicals used to generate a synthetic variant of Vanillin, a component present in natural Vanilla that gives it its particular flavor and aroma|
No, literally: over the past few years, manufacturers regularly produce about 18,000 metric tons of artificial vanillin, with around 85% of that being made from guaiacol-derived vanillin.
|The surprising finding also caused some to swear vanilla lattes and vanilla flavors||And how do you know which is real vanilla and which is a pale imitation? The amount used in flavors such as strawberry and vanilla has been overlooked, aimed at enhancing rather than flavoring, according to Bernstein|
|Going farther back, in 2011, one asked five companies that produce natural and artificial vanilla if they used castoreum in their products||Extracting castoreum from a live beaver is not easy because they need to be milked in order to retrieve the substance, so they're often sedated or already dead|
Tobacco companies such as Phillip Morris and Camel spray their cigarettes with dry castoreum to give them a more fragrant aroma.