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‘Strawberry Flavor’ Consists of 50 Different Chemicals

Anthony Gucciardi
June 12th, 2012
Updated 05/20/2013 at 1:22 am
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What goes into mimicking the flavor a strawberry? Well, instead of simply using real strawberry, food manufacturers have decided to opt for a much cheaper (and toxic) method of creating what has come to be known as ‘strawberry flavor‘. The chemical concoction consists of 50 different chemical ingredients, many of which could be threatening to your health.

Processed foods, and even many foods pushed as ‘wholesome’ oftentimes contain this synthetic strawberry flavor (among many others). Opting to save money in blatant disregard for public health, the highly complex chemical formulas consist of a long list of substances including amyl acetate, benzyl isobutyrate, and phenethyl alcohol. And this is but one ‘flavoring’ used in the food supply.

Other ‘foods’ like McDonald’s chicken McNuggets follow a similar trend, with the ‘meat’ of the nuggets alone being made up of over 7 different ingredients — many with their own ‘sub-ingredients’. While the list is quite extensive, some of the most concerning ingredients compromising the ‘meat’ of the nuggets are autolyzed yeast extract and dimethylpolysiloxane.

Autolyzed yeast is quite similar to MSG, an artificial sweetener that wreaks havoc on your health. Dimethylpolysiloxane , on the other hand, is actually a type of silicone — the same ingredient used in breast implants and silly putty. Amazingly, dimethylpolysiloxane has even been phased out as a breast plant filler due to serious safety concerns. That’s right, the ingredient is so dangerous that its usage in breast plant production was perdominantly halted. Meanwhile, this food abomination is marketed specifically towards children.

It is important to always check the ingredient list of the product that you are purchasing at your local grocery store. Always remember to look for high quality organic products, preferably from a local source or farmer’s market. While a large number of toxic flavorings exist that may assault your health, it is possible to avoid such contaminants.

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  • John

    This is such a sensationalist “oh my god CHEMICALS” post. Most of the ‘flavor chemicals’ are actually present in the real fruit. This is how they were discovered and why they have fruit odors. These are mimicked in the lab because it is much more economical than extracting it from fruit.

  • Chris Waines

    Not something you have to worry about too much when you have several hundred strawberry plants growing with fresh suckers sprouting in all directions

  • Mike

    Neither Autolyzed Yeast nor MSG are artificial sweetners. Just sayin'

    • Larisa

      I was going to point out the same thing. I wanted to share this article, but can't because if one fact is so blatantly wrong, the people I'm trying to convince, that artificial additives are bad, won't believe the rest of it.

      Autolyzed Yeast is a form of MSG, which is a flavor inhancer, not artificial sweetener.

  • Dave Shotten

    I have just had a really bad six months after a chronic exposure to fabric softeners. I have had two admissions to accident and emergency and have had something like chronic fatigue syndrome for months. My GP refused to blieve that fragrances could be toxic and diagnosed me as psychotic. I am now allergic to fragrances of all sorts plus motor vehicle fumes. My energy levels are returning after weeks of detox including colonic irrigation and gallons of pu-erh tea, but it looks as if the allergies and the resultant migraines are going to be a problem for the rest of my life.

    • Grady

      That's unfortunate to hear. I know of a product that could help you with your allergies and migraines. Send me your email and I will send the information over to you..Have a good day

  • Amerikagulag

    It always pays to read the ingredients. As a general rule, I don't buy anything anything with 'diet', 'light', 'lite', 'fat-free' or 'half the calories'. I look for the 100% fruit juice. High Fructose corn syrup is another deadly additive which they've cleverly attempted to re-define as 'corn sugar' but it failed.

    Something else you should be concerned about is whether or not this product is 'kosher'. Look for the "U" or other nebulous symbols, to be sure the mythical god is pleased at the manner of slaughter of the strawberries. And also take pride in knowing YOU have paid for that ridiculous status.

    98% of the population pay a tax so that 2% can pretend their fictitious god is pleased.

  • Larry

    The article cited MSG as an artificial sweetner. This is not correct MSG is not an artificial sweetner. Nevertheless, MSG is rightly cited as being a significant health risk.

  • Cassius

    Let's include the crushed bugs,

    added to make it 'red'. Tasty!

    • C.I. eh.

      Shellac? There are worse things to eat that alcohol soak bug resin.

  • Skeptical

    This article is garbage. It's just outright anti-scientific scaremongering:

    "The chemical concoction consists of 50 different chemical ingredients, many of which COULD be threatening to your health."

    Really? That's the least committal statement I've read in awhile. Real strawberries COULD be threatening to your health… if you're allergic to strawberries.

    "Amazingly, dimethylpolysiloxane has even been phased out as a breast plant filler due to serious safety concerns. That’s right, the ingredient is so dangerous that its usage in breast plant production was perdominantly halted."

    Wait, you're telling me that some things might be safe to eat, but not safe to inject/surgically-implant into your body for years? Oh wait, pretty much 99% of what we eat is like that.

    "Informative" articles like this are dangerous! It makes people think they're making informed choices about what they eat, when they've really been given totally incorrect information.

    • Peter

      Do enjoy it then, whilst my own family will enjoy real fruit flavourings and juices in our food.

      • Concerned Chemist

        What do you think is in the fruits to give them their "real flavourings", rainbows and pixie dust maybe?

        Here is something to blow your mind "natural strawberrys" contain over 20 polyphenolic compounds and multiple monophenolics such as p-hydroxybenzoic acid. So what you say they are natural, well p-hydroxybenzoic acid has been shown to be hazardous when ingested and may be harmful to kidneys and liver

        But guess what that is fine all "chemicals" (including water CAN be harmful) but when present in low quantities such as in flavourings or "natural foods" they are completely harmless, and in some cases beneficial.
        For example Thymol (the flavour component of Thyme) is known to be toxic to mucous membranes and may be toxic to kidneys, liver, central nervous system (CNS) . But it has also been proven to have many health benefits if used in low dosages… and is a powerful antioxident which can reduce the effect of environmental ageing.

    • Anonymous

      Let me guess, you work in the food or chemical industries? The fact that 50 chemicals are used in place of a simple natural flavouring, simply to save money, will concern most sane people I would imagine. Most of these chemicals are completely alien to the body and have unknown long-term effects. The fact that they often get withdrawn due to safety concerns after years of use demonstrates that profits are always put before human safety. These corporations must love the unpaid guinea pigs who champion their cause so willingly.

  • Charn

    The capitalist food industry in all it's glory. Corrupt as any other major greed based industry with minimal consequences for destroying human health. Eat local and at home. Boycott the restaurant industry – they use the junk chemical altered food and we the idiots pay for it from our pocket and with our health.

  • Benoit

    MSG is an artificial SWEETENER???

    Yow. Completely wrong.

  • ThomasT

    When I make my own icecream, I will use fresh berries and raw cream, maybe add some raw honey.

    Strawberries are a bladder irrirant and have a normally high radioactive content.

    Why would you be looking at an ingredient list when even msg in nearly all foods is hidden under other names, when most prepared foods may have been cooked in toxic aluminium wares etc.

    Why not buy fresh and nourish your body, instead of shortening your life for a few minutes of fresh food preparation.

    Keep in mind that eating out does not give you the privilege of a food content labels, so there is free use of toxic msg; canola, rapeseed and soy oils; toxic aluminium, poor stainless steel, Black Teflon, microwave damaged foods; excess sodium and added sugar.

    I live in Thailand. Most of the above junk is in nearly restaurant food. I just eat at home or select what they cook in front of me. Luckily palm oil is cheap here, but at the restauarnt supply supermarkets its all rapeseed, canola and soy! The locals rarely live beyond 50, so dont imagine there is any magic health formula in Eastern foods.