Organic Flavor

Flavors + Colors

Questionable

Details

Definition
Organic Natural Flavors are slightly more regulated versions of Natural flavors that cannot contain propylene glycol, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, mono- and diglycerides, benzoic acid, polysorbate 80, medium chain triglycerides, BHT, BHA, triacetin.
AKAs
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Health Impact
With the lack of transparency around what natural flavors are made of, it can be hard to determine if there are hidden allergens that would lead to health issues for some people.

Sources

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis: Role of Hidden Allergens and Cofactors
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457317/
We are what we eat: Regulatory gaps in the United States that put our health at risk
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5737876/

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