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Know anything about Brominated Vegetable Oil??
I read the label on a can of Chek Kountry Mist (Winn Dixie brand soda) and found this listed as an ingredient. I had never heard of it before and became concerned about pn oil. I also found out through searching that Mountain Dew and several other "fruity type" soft drinks have this also. Anyone know about it and if we have need to be concerned?
This is what I found when doing a search:
What is brominated vegetable oil and why is in my soft drink?
Brominated Vegetable Oil is an additive that boosts flavor and adds cloud. It is actually a [b]vegetable oil[/b] with a density that has been increased to that of water by being combined with bromine, a chemical element. Flavoring oils are dissolved in the brominated oil and then added to many fruit drinks and fruit flavored sodas. This additive also acts as an emulsifier and gives soda a thicker look, making it appear more palatable to the consumer. It appears to be safe for consumers, but [b]there have been a few reports of allergic reactions[/b].
Thanks for your help.
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