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Isoamyl Acetate

Alternate Names

isopentyl acetate, Banana Oil

Description

A man-made flavoring agent that occurs naturally in bananas and pears, that has the flavor of both a banana and pear.

Isoamyl Acetate - Quick Stats
Names

isopentyl acetate, Banana Oil

Allergy Information

Uses

Flavoring

Additional Information



Found In

Processed foods: beverages, ice cream, candy, baked goods, chewing gum. Also in the following beverage flavorings: raspberry, strawberry, butter, caramel, coconut, cola, apple, banana, cherry, grape, peach, pea, pineapple, rum, cream soda, vanilla.

Possible Health Effects

May cause headaches, fatigue, mucous membrane irritation, neurotoxicity, shoulder pain, drying and cracking of the skin, breathing this in can cause coughing or shortness of breath.

Allergy Information

May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

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Copyright January 30, 2013 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13




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