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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Acetylpyrazine from tobacco industry documents appears to be a food flavorant that has an odor consistent with crusty wheat and rye breads.[1] The Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives by George A. Burdock, Ph.D. describes acetylepyrazine as having a "flavor reminiscent of popcorn." It is found in guava, wheaten and other types of bread, roasted barley, cocoa, coffee, peanuts, popcorn, boiled beef.[2]

Acetylpyrazine is added to cigarettes to give a popcorn-like flavor and aroma to the tobacco, according to a R.J. Reynolds patent dated Sept. 17, 1968.[3]

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