Is There Formaldehyde In Maraschino Cherries?

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For many years, there have been myths that maraschino cherries contain formaldehyde. The myths have stated that this chemical, which is typically used when embalming bodies, has also been used to preserve these cherries. This is simply a myth, and it has never been true. The myth began when a writer confused the preservative benzaldehyd for formaldehyde. Benzaldehyd is actually made from oil that has been extracted from the pits of walnuts, cherries, or almonds.
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Maraschino cherries contain absolutely no formaldehyde in them. This myth began when a writer doing a story on the cherries got benzaldehyde confused with formaldehyde. You can find more information at whatscookingamerica.net
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