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Vanilla extract

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Vanilla extract is a solution containing the flavor compound vanillin.  Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating/percolating vanilla beans in a solution of ethyl alcohol and water. 

Vanilla extract is the most common form of vanilla used today. Natural vanilla flavoring is derived from real vanilla beans with little to no alcohol.

The maximum amount that is usually found is only 2%-3%. Imitation vanilla extract is usually made by soaking alcohol into wood, which contains vanillin. Vanillin is chemically treated to mimic the taste of vanilla.

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McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 fl oz

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 fl oz

by McCormick

Vanilla Extract is at the heart of baking, show your love by using only the best. This essential flavor lifts and enhances its supporting cast of ingredients. You can be rest assured that the taste and aroma is the same in every bottle of McCormick Pure Vanilla extract. Trust the best and bake better than the rest. Pure Vanilla has a strong, floral like sweetness with hints of bourbon, rum and dried fruit.

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Usumacinta Pure Mexican Vanilla, 8.4 Ounces

Usumacinta Pure Mexican Vanilla, 8.4 Ounces

Usumacinta Mexican Vanilla in Amber. 250ml / 8.4 fluid ounces. Comes packaged in Usumacinta logo'd plastic bag. Made in Mexico: Usumacinta vanilla is made with carefully selected vanilla beans. The beans are hand picked, dried to perfection for maximum flavor and then extracted to make this aromatic, distinctly Mexican vanilla. The vanilla is extracted in the high elevations of the Sierra Madre mountains of Jalisco, Mexico. This product is not American vanilla extract and has a distinctly Mexican vanilla flavor profile. Usumacinta has a unique aroma and features a strong fragrance and rich flavor. The taste is often considered to be an almost buttery, creamy flavor. Usumacinta can be used to add enhanced vanilla flavor to recipes. Pure vanilla; this product does not contain coumarin. Comes packaged in a plastic bottle. Multiple Possible Uses: Usumacinta vanilla is frequently used for baking, smoothies, and flavoring coffee amongst many others.


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Mexican Vanilla Blend By Molina Vainilla, 33.3 Oz / 1000 Ml (Vanillin Extract)

Mexican Vanilla Blend By Molina Vainilla, 33.3 Oz / 1000 Ml (Vanillin Extract)

Large 3.3 fl oz / 1000 ml bottle of Molina Mexican Vanilla Blend. Molina Vanilla Original is a blend of the finest Mexican Vanilla and Vanillin. One source of natural vanillin is the crystal that forms on the outside of a cured vanilla bean. It will give your cakes, bakery, frozen or frozen snows, trowels, yogurts, drinks, desserts, candies, etc., an additional flavor. Made with high quality ingredients.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (208g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 599Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 26.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 26.3
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Vanilla extract is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Vanilla extract is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does vanilla extract weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 208
1 tbsp 13
1 tsp 4


In Chinese:香草精
British (UK) term: vanilla essence
en français:extrait de vanille
en español:extracto de vainilla

Recipes using vanilla extract

There are 8654 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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3-Step Cheesecake
4 Ingredient PB Cookies
50 percent Reduced Fat Banana Nut Bread
50% Reduced Fat Chocolate Brownies

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