Natural Smoke Flavor

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Definition
Smoke flavor is created through a process that starts with the burning of wood at a high temperature. The smoke is then captured, condensed and filtered, and mixed with water. The liquid smoke that results can then be used as a flavoring in food.
AKAs
Liquid Smoke,Natural Wood Smoke,Hickory Smoke Flavor
Health Impact
Studies have shown that smoke flavoring can activate a cancer-linked gene called p53 and has potentially harmful effects on the DNA of cells.
Sources
Cancer biologists find DNA-damaging toxins in common plant-based foods
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130327163302.htm
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