Five additional compounds noted are 4-methyl-1,2-dihydroxybenzene 4-methylcatechol , 4-methoxyacetophenone , 5-methoxysalicylic acid , salicylaldehyde , and 3-hydroxybenzoic acid. But I strongly support transparency — especially regarding the foods we choose to eat or feed our families. Beavers are among the largest of the rodents. You may have heard the rumor by now -- certain artificial flavorings like vanilla, raspberry and strawberry are made from the anal secretions of a beaver. You have successfully emailed the post.
Mar 24, · Beavers use castoreum, which comes from their castor gland (not their anal gland, although the glands really are too close for our comfort under the tail), to communicate to each other: mark territory, deter predators, establish colonies, etc. Oct 02, · A chemical compound used in vanilla flavored foods and scents comes from the butt of a beaver. Castoreum comes from a beaver's castor sacs, located between the pelvis and base of the tail. Due to its proximity to the anal glands, the slimy brown substance is often mixed with gland secretions and urine. 3. Beaver Anal Glands. Do you enjoy strawberry, raspberry, or vanilla ice cream? Then you may be secretly “enjoying” beaver anal glands. This FDA approved food.