Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract Q&A
What makes your pure vanilla extract different from others?
A single vanilla bean has about 300 unique flavoring components. However, many of these are delicate flavors that occur in trace amounts and must be carefully extracted to maintain their distinctive flavors. To capture maximum flavor from the variety of unique flavor compounds, our extracts are produced using a proprietary cold extraction, slow percolation method. Damaging heat and pressure are never introduced into this process. This cold extraction process takes nearly a month to complete but ensures that the deep, rich flavor and delicate sweet, floral notes of each flavor compound are captured in our vanilla extracts. .
Does pure vanilla extract go bad?
If you store your pure vanilla extract correctly, and with a secure cap, it won't go bad and can last for a year or more – with as much vanilla flavor as they day they were purchased.
Is pure vanilla extract gluten-free?
Pure vanilla extract is typically made from all gluten-free ingredients. Our Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract is indeed gluten-free.
Does pure vanilla extract have alcohol?
By law, to be labeled a Pure Vanilla Extract, the liquid must be at least 35% alcohol and use only vanilla beans in the flavoring.
For more information on vanilla extract, read Behind the Seasoning: Vanilla Extract Uses & Recipes article.
Check out our Examining Extracts feature article for more information about the different types of extracts and how extracts are made.