There was a time when users over the internet searched for where does vanilla flavoring come from

Still, millions of searches are done daily on the internet over where does vanilla flavoring come from

Is it true that Vanilla Flavoring Uses Beaver Butts Emit Goo? Let's know the answer

National Geographic in their article of 2013 had mentioned that vanilla flavoring may use Castoreum

Castoreum is a substance used by animals to mark their territory & it comes from beaver's anal excretions

Even the FDA consider the Castoreum as "natural flavoring" and safe additive

The anal secretion usually has a foul smell but castoreum smell of beavers has a vanilla scent

It is true that many food scientists use castoreum in different recipes

Some manufactures avoids using castoreum in the food label and uses a word natural flavoring