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There is no quantitative difference. They can be substituted on a one-to-one basis.

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.

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Q: What is the difference between imitation vanilla and vanilla extract as it pertains to recipes?
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What are good rated brands of imitation vanilla extract?

There are several good rated brands of imitation vanilla extract, but some of my favourites are Flurber's Imitation Vanilla Extract, and Hopperstein's Imitation Vanilla Extract.

What percent of alcohol is in imitation vanilla?

There is no alcohol in imitation vanilla extract

What is the difference between vanilla extract and vanilla essence?

Essence is defined as possessing the qualities of something in concentrated form and extract is a solution (as in alcohol) of essential constituents of a complex material. So according to this, strictly the extract should be natural and the essence may be a chemical imitation. But according to Wikipedia "An extract consists of a certain percentage of true essence, or its chemical imitation, in an alcoholic solution". So as a commercial product they may be the same.

What is the alcohol content of imitation vanilla and vanilla extract?

In the US, imitation vanilla extract often has an alcohol content of 35% (70 proof).

Can you use imitation vanilla instead of vanilla extract when making cookies?

Yes, it is possible to use imitation vanilla when making cookies. However, imitation vanilla usually does not taste as good as real vanilla extract.

What is Measure difference in pure vanilla and imitation vanilla?

There is no measure difference...if your recipe calls for 1tsp of pure vanilla use 1tsp vanilla extract, or vice-versa.

What in imitation almond extract?

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How much alcohol is in imitation vanilla?

According the the label on the imitation vanilla extract bottle on my shelf, none.

What is the difference between vanilla liqueur and vanilla extract?

there is no difference

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 the difference between pure vanilla extract and imitation that costs a LOT less. I use 1 teaspoon of extract for 1 pod of vanilla bean. If you are worried about the liquid imbalance in the recipe, decrease another of your liquids by a teaspoon.

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What is the equivalent of 1 vanilla bean?

about a tablespoon of extract (or essence) of vanilla. or vanillin (imitation vanilla) extract.

What is the difference between pure vanilla as to vanilla extract?

Vanilla Extract is extracted from vinilla hence the word extract

What is the difference between vanilla extract and vanilla flavoring?

Vanilla Extract is the extract from the vanilla pod. Whereas vanilla flaouring is a synthetic product.

Can you mix vanilla extract and imitation vanilla in a recipe?

Yes, it is possible.

What is the difference between peppermint oil and peppermint extract?

Peppermint oil is 100% oil. Extract is a diluted version.

What is the difference between almond extract and vanilla extract?

One tastes like almond and the other like vanilla

What the difference between vanilla extract and vanilla flavor?

vanilla extract is a raw material but flavour is odour which is not raw material.

What is the difference between grape seed extract and grape fruit seed extract?

Hmm. I'm not positive, but I would assume that one is the extract of a grape seed and the other is the extract of a grapefruit seed.

Is vanilla extract and vanilla imitation the same?

No. Vanilla extract is real vanilla and the extract means that vanilla bean is soaked in alcohol to extract the vanilla into the alcohol. Imitation vanilla is extracted from wood chips. BTW, vanilla is a fragrance rather than a flavor. It is a very elegant mental trick where you smell the vanilla and believe your tasting it. The vanilla bean is part of the Vanilla flower.

How much vanilla extract compared to imitation vanilla?

They can be used on a 1:1 basis.

How much imitation vanilla to substitute for vanilla extract?

I would suggest doubling whatever the recipe calls for.

Does vanilla extract contains alcohol?

"Pure" vanilla extract generally contains 35-40% alcohol... "Imitation" vanilla does not use alcohol as an ingredient

Does vanilla extract get old?

If it's real vanilla extract, it'll be 80 proof (or 40%) alcohol content - in which case it'll be fine. If it's imitation vanilla extract, I'm not so sure.

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