What makes your vanilla extract different from others?
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. 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. .
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.
Pure Tahitian Vanilla Extract Q&A
Where does pure vanilla extract come from?
Pure vanilla extract can come from a few different places, such as Madagascar, Tahiti or Uganda. This variety of Tahitian vanilla comes from Tahiti!
How long does pure vanilla extract last?
If stored correctly and with a secure cap, most vanilla extracts can last for a year or more – with as much flavor as they day they were purchased.
What are pure vanilla extract ingredients?
Pure vanilla extract usually includes a list of ingredients like water, 35% alcohol (by law), and an extraction of 100% pure vanilla beans.