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What does root beer have in it?

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While no standard recipe exists, the primary ingredients in modern root beer are filtered water, sugar, and safrole-free sassafras extract, which complements other flavors.

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The root in root beer is originally from the plant sassafras. Sassafras was a common ingredient in root beer and other sodas until 1960, when the FDA banned it in commercial food and drugs.

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