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    Do you know that naturally brewed coffee contains over 700 chemicals, banana over 300 chemicals. All foods contain chemicals that provide flavor. When you grill or fry meat you develop some unhealthy chemicals, but since they are natural, there is no concern. These naturally occurring chemicals provide the volatile flavor in these products. The chemicals found in industry flavors are all approved by the FDA, and are found in foods. We eat thousands of chemicals every day. The chemicals in industry flavors are self limited by the strength of the chemical, as they are in nature.

  2. […] safety concerns. Nowadays, my kids come home with a bag laden with high fructose corn syrup, “natural” and artificial flavors and petroleum-based food dyes and colors, and questionable additives like soy […]

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    […] Comment #1: I’m wondering if it would be possible to make these from juice or juice concentrate rather than ‘flavours’? Some of those flavours, even ‘natural’ flavours are quite gross. I would love to see a recipe with just juice.http://elizabethyarnell.com/effortlesseating/2010/02/how-natural-are-natural-flavors/ […]

  5. […] top my list of Fake Health Foods with their additives like sucrose, Aspartame, citric acid, “natural flavor” (which, as we know, is not so natural), modified food starch (a highly processed […]

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  7. […] flavors” may translate to a chemical brew of more than 40 noxious components. See here for a list of the “natural flavors” in one strawberry milkshake. The ingredients in “natural flavors” are considered […]

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  12. […] flavors” may translate to a chemical brew of more than 40 noxious components. See here for a list of the “natural flavors” in one strawberry milkshake. The ingredients in “natural flavors” are considered […]

  13. Karin at |

    To be clear: This is a list of potential artificial flavors, not natural flavors.

    However, a list of “natural flavors” would be depressing as well.

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  16. […] flavors” may translate to a chemical brew of more than 40 noxious components. See here for a list of the “natural flavors” in one strawberry milkshake. The ingredients in “natural flavors” are considered […]

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  18. […] C-Bars are bursting with flavor– real flavors, not “natural or artificial flavors” concocted in a laboratory tube. They’re not so dense that they sit heavily in your […]

  19. John H at |

    How did Nonna get a list of ‘natural flavors’?

    That is one of the hardest lists to pry out of the hands of a food producer. I know first hand.

    You may already know this but, food additives such as MSG can BY LAW be put into any ‘processed food’ by cutting that additive by 10% (maybe less) with anything ie. table salt or lab created chemical and, vola! It’s no longer MSG and it can safely hind under the misleading ‘natural’ flavoring labeling.

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    What I am interested is these two Sugar Substitute products, “Swerve” and “Truvia”.
    Both these two Sugar Substitutes have listed in their ingredients “NATURAL FLAVORS” What does that mean? After Reading your article about “Natural Flavors” I am concerned about using these two products. They both claim to be healthy. “Swerve” is even created by a Doctor to help diabetics. How do I go about finding out what Natural Flavors means in these two products. I have written and e-mail to one of these companies, but have not received an answer yet. Anyway, Thank you for your posting. Maybe you could do some research into these two sugars. to give consumers a heads up.
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  21. […] When I read the labels I see some great electrolytes like magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium, but I also find artificial sugars like Aspartame, Sucralose, and High Fructose Corn Syrup; artificial dyes (show me where florescent orange appears in nature!); caffeine; and “natural flavors” (Remember the frightening list of ingredients that make up “natural flavors”?). […]

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