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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_beer

While no standard recipe exists, the primary ingredients in modern rootbeer are filtered water, sugar, and artificial sassafras flavoring, which complements other flavors. Common flavorings are vanilla, wintergreen, cherry tree bark, licorice root , sarsaparilla root, nutmeg, acacia, anise, molasses, ...

berghoffbeer.com/blog/why-is-root-beer-called-root-beer

Mar 26, 2015 ... The sassafras root, a key ingredient in root beer, was ironically banned by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration because it was found to be a carcinogen. Root beer was no longer considered to be good for you, nor did it have any roots in it. Companies then found artificial flavors to preserve the flavor of ...

nourishedkitchen.com/homemade-root-beer-recipe

Wintergreen, already an ingredient in root beer, offered a flavor profile strikingly similar to that of sassafras, and made a ready replacement. Most root beers made today contain neither sassafras nor wintergreen and are instead made with artificial flavors. Even wintergreen extract, the preferred flavoring for many home  ...

wellnessmama.com/11392/homemade-root-beer

Dec 4, 2017 ... Homemade root beer is made with herbs, spices and healthy cultures for a probiotic rich, health-boosting treat without the harmful ingredients of store bought soda.

www.rootbeer.com/products/aw-original-root-beer

You can't slow down time, but you can make the most of every moment. Savor the frosty delight of A&W Root Beer today! ... Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), natural and artificial flavors, quillaia extract ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/07/why-root-beer-is-called-that

Jul 16, 2013 ... The “root” in the name of Hires' concoction came from its main ingredient, the sassafras root. Hires changed the name of his product from “tea” to “beer” sometime before the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. It's likely that he changed the name to make the beverage more appealing to the working ...

www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2012/08/diy-root-beer-how-to-brew-your-own-root-beer-recipe.html

Homemade root beer is earthy, bold, and sweet all at the same time. ... Home brewed root beer has a slight alcoholic content (around 1%). ... Ingredients. 1 gallon filtered water, divided; 1 tablespoon sarsaparilla root bark (see note above ); 1 tablespoon sassafras root bark (see note above); 1 tablespoon birch bark ( see note ...

www.bulldogrootbeer.com/RBhistory.htm

Some recipes did not use roots, or relied mainly on one ingredient, and that's where Birch Beer and Sarsaparilla Soda came from. However, root beer was the king in popularity even back then. Home-Brewed Root Beer. This truly old- fashioned root beer would have tasted different from the kind you buy at the store today.

cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/12450/ingredients-of-root-beer

Feb 21, 2011 ... The primary ingredient in the root beer flavor is traditionally sassafras root. However, modern root beer uses artificial sassafras flavoring because the US FDA banned safrole, the oil from sassafras root. It is considered a weak carcinogen as well as a List I chemical by the DEA (used in the manufacture of ...