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June 30, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Vanilla

Vanilla is easily one of the most common flavorings used in desserts, baked goods, dairy products, and dairy alternatives. However, all vanilla flavorings are not created equal. The quality of the vanilla highly depends on the source from which it is derived. Let’s break down the four major types of vanilla flavoring:

Vanilla Bean

This is the form of vanilla that you will find in Three Trees nut milk.  For use in different recipes, dried vanilla bean pods may be ground into specks or powder. Given that it is 100% real vanilla plant, you can be assured your edibles will have a highly fragrant and rich flavor. To top it off, dark flecks of real vanilla add visual appeal to foods that are lighter in colors, such as nut beverages, banana smoothies, puddings, and ice-cream.

Vanilla Extract

Made from vanilla bean pods soaked in alcohol and water, pure vanilla extract can contain several hundred flavor compounds in addition to vanillin. In comparison to using a vanilla bean, this can lend a complex, layered flavor to most categories of foods.  

Natural Vanilla Flavor

This product contains the flavor compound vanillin synthesized from plant sources, such as wood pulp, or animal sources, including the anal glands and castor sacs of beavers. While the term “natural” might make it sound like a relatively decent option in terms of quality, it doesn’t quite cut in when it comes to flavor and texture. This can be attributed to the lack of components that vanilla bean and vanilla extract otherwise possess.

Artificial Vanilla Flavor

Often labelled as "vanilla essence”, this contains vanillin synthesized from non-natural sources such as petrochemicals. A lot of store-bought foods use this since it's the cheapest way to incorporate a vanilla flavor.

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Everything You Need to Know About Vanilla
June 30, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Vanilla

Vanilla is easily one of the most common flavorings used in desserts, baked goods, dairy products, and dairy alternatives. However, all vanilla flavorings are not created equal. The quality of the vanilla highly depends on the source from which it is derived. Let’s break down the four major types of vanilla flavoring:

Vanilla Bean

This is the form of vanilla that you will find in Three Trees nut milk.  For use in different recipes, dried vanilla bean pods may be ground into specks or powder. Given that it is 100% real vanilla plant, you can be assured your edibles will have a highly fragrant and rich flavor. To top it off, dark flecks of real vanilla add visual appeal to foods that are lighter in colors, such as nut beverages, banana smoothies, puddings, and ice-cream.

Vanilla Extract

Made from vanilla bean pods soaked in alcohol and water, pure vanilla extract can contain several hundred flavor compounds in addition to vanillin. In comparison to using a vanilla bean, this can lend a complex, layered flavor to most categories of foods.  

Natural Vanilla Flavor

This product contains the flavor compound vanillin synthesized from plant sources, such as wood pulp, or animal sources, including the anal glands and castor sacs of beavers. While the term “natural” might make it sound like a relatively decent option in terms of quality, it doesn’t quite cut in when it comes to flavor and texture. This can be attributed to the lack of components that vanilla bean and vanilla extract otherwise possess.

Artificial Vanilla Flavor

Often labelled as "vanilla essence”, this contains vanillin synthesized from non-natural sources such as petrochemicals. A lot of store-bought foods use this since it's the cheapest way to incorporate a vanilla flavor.

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