There are two types of almonds, sweet and bitter. The sweet almonds have a delicate, slightly sweet flavor and the bitter has a much stronger flavor and contain small traces of lethal prussic acid when raw. Bitter almonds must be heated to destroy the acid’s toxicity.
Pure Almond Extract Q&A
Does pure almond extract expire?
If your almond extract is stored correctly & with a secure cap, it can last for a year or more. It will also maintain pure almond flavor whether it's used in baking or freezing.
Is almond extract gluten-free?
Ingredients used to make almond extract are typically gluten-free. Our almond extract is indeed gluten-free.
Why do Savory’s extracts taste so good?
Our customers often comment that our extracts taste better and are stronger than most other extracts. This is because the best essential oils and other natural ingredients are used to flavor our extracts. Because our extracts are both bake and freeze-proof, you won’t experience a loss in flavor when baking or freezing your foods. Additionally, our extracts are all gluten-free and nearly all of them contain no added sugar.
Check out our Examining Extracts feature article for more information about the different types of extracts and how extracts are made.