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What is vanilla extract? About the ingredient vanilla extract. Including 7,860 recipes with vanilla extract, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.
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.
Vanilla extract is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Vanilla extract is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||vanilla essence|
|en français:||extrait de vanille|
|en español:||extracto de vainilla|
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