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29th January 2019

By Robert Ellis

An investigation for a television channel has revealed that some regular food and drink ingredients come from unlikely places – such as a beaver’s anus!

Alex Kann, from Community Channel, uncovered some of these products as part of the channel’s Real Food Revolution season, and their findings were quite surprising, according to the Daily Mirror.

Cochineal is a food colouring made by boiling or drying cochineal beetles, but it can also be hidden on other lists as carmine or E120.

Castoreum, an additive used for flavouring that can be found in products such as beverages, chewing gum, sweets and ice cream, is in fact made from the secretions of glands near the anus of beavers.