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Vanilla extract

What is vanilla extract? About the cooking ingredient vanilla extract. Including 8640 recipes, 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.

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Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla, 16 Ounce

Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla, 16 Ounce

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Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla Extract to enhance your favorite recipes and baked goods Rich, deep color


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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 8640 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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