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Are vanilla extract and imitation vanilla flavoring the same?

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Imitation vanilla is manufactured either from clove oil (eugenol) or as a breakdown product of lignin from a conifer (e.g., spruce, Picea).

Pure vanilla chemically has over 200 elemental chemicals that give it its taste and smell, and it is impossible to mimic this 100% today. The main compound that gives real vanilla its taste is called vanillin. Madagascan vanilla has 3 times as much vanillin concentration (and therefore taste) compared to its nearest competition the Mexican Bourbon variety, and this is why it has such a reputation.

Also, in order to meet FDA standards, pure vanilla extract must contain 13.35 ounces of vanilla beans per gallon during extraction and 35 percent alcohol.

Vanilla Extract is better than imitation vanilla for non-baked and cold desserts where heating does not take away the flavor, but imitation vanilla flavor is very similar when used in baked items.
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Is clear vanilla extract the same as brown vanilla extract?

No, they are not the same. Clear vanilla extract is made with glycerine and predominately used by fondant cake makers or for icings that are needed to remain absolutely white.

Can you substitute vanilla extract for vanilla beans?

Yes you can and unless it is recipe that's main ingredient is vanilla bean, most people will not be able to tell the difference. As a matter of fact, most people can't tell th

How much vanilla extract equals one vanilla bean?

Answer   Using a good quality Vanilla Extract one teaspoon (5ml) will provide the same flavour as one bean. Beware of Vanilla Essense which is not made from Vanilla Beans

Can you substitute vanilla extract with vanilla sugar?

  yes, apparently it can be substituted directly same volume to volume ratio. "In Scandinavian countries, vanilla sugar is a powdered sugar with a strong vanilla flavour

Can you substitute vanilla frosting for vanilla extract?

No. Where vanilla frosting may taste like vanilla, it is not actually vanilla. Vanilla extract is from vanilla bean, and has no sugar or artificial ingredients added to it. It

How can you substitute vanilla essence with vanilla extract?

Vanilla extract can be substitute for vanilla essence on a 1:1 basis (e.g 1tsp of vanilla extract is equal to 1tsp vanilla essence), on a strength-for-strength basis at least.

Can you eat vanilla flavoring raw?

If you like vanilla flavoring raw, yes, it is safe.

What can you use if you do not have vanilla extract?

Vanilla flavoring is subtle, and you can make the recipe without it.   But if you want SOME kind of flavoring, you can use almond, rum, or chocolate extract.

Can you substitute vanilla extract with vanilla essence?

yes you can because they are practicly the same just with different names   Vanilla Essence does not have alcohol in it, and is at least double the strength to that of Vani

The flavoring extract vanilla is obtained from a variety of what flowering plant?

Vanilla is derived from orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola,