8. Natural Vanilla Is A Different Kind Of Natural
Processed sweet treats like cakes, biscuits, microwaveable desserts, and even cereals usually contain vanilla which is the most common flavor that people generally like. While we assume that what we taste is organic vanilla or even natural vanilla pods, it usually isn’t- rather what we actually get is something called castoreum.
So castoreum is a little extract that is secreted by beavers and it is actually a compound that is added to artificial vanilla flavoring. Yes, they are also added to ice-creams and irrespective of the form, this extract from the anal sac of the beaver is present.