The vegetable oil treated with which among the following halogens makes it an additive, which is used in artificial citrus flavoured aerated drinks to give it the cloudy look, so that consumers get deceived because it appears natural citrus drink?

Answer: [B] Bromine

Brominated Vegetable Oil  is an additive, which is used in artificial citrus flavoured aerated drinks to give it the cloudy look, so that consumers are fooled into believing that it is the real thing.  India banned BVO in 1988. It is used in some countries.

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