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Flavor(s) Artificial
Added flavors are used to enhance existing flavors naturally present in foods and beverages. They are made from the synthesis of chemical compounds. For instance, banana flavor is synthesized from isopentyl acetate,  and strawberry from ethyl alcohol and butyric acid. Artificial flavors are used in small amounts in food, and are always evaluated for safety. Thus, no toxicity can occur. However, studies demonstrated that artificial flavors. have the ability to produce adverse reactions such as behavioral disturbances in adulthood and learning disabilities in children. Although experts constantly evaluate the safety of  all food flavors before they are used in food products, because it can lead to harmful effects, artificial flavors in food should be avoided.   1. Flavor Facts website. Accessed February 17th, 2016. 2. Feingold BF. Hyperkinesis and Learning Disabilities Linked to the Ingestion of Artificial Food Colors and Flavors.1976;  Learn Disabil. 9(9):551-559