Standardized vanilla extract plants belong to the tropical climbing orchid family, and Vanilla planifolia Andrews which is cultivated in many countries such as Madagascar, Indonesia, Tahiti and Tonga is favored by the food and beverage industries. Natural vanilla is a complex mixture of flavor components extracted from the ground black bean pods using alcohol. The fruity, floral fragrance of cured vanilla pods, combined with a deep, aromatic body, makes it a widely accepted flavoring agent, especially in sweet foods and drinks.
The main chemical constituent of vanilla is vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-metoxy benzaldehyde). Artificial vanilla flavour only contains this component. Vanillin can be synthesized from readily available materials such as guaiacol or eugenol derived from clove oil. Natural vanilla extract contains other polar aromatic flavor compounds such as 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4- hydroxybenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol, and vanillic acid that can be identified by HPLC. Therefore, the ratio of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde and vanillic acid to vanillin in natural vanilla extracts were used to confirm authenticity of vanilla extracts and as useful index for detecting the origin of vanilla extracts. Amongst the variety of natural flavors in use today, vanilla occupies a prominent market place and has been in use for the preparation of ice creams, chocolates, cakes, soft drinks, pharmaceuticals, liquors, perfumery and in nutraceuticals.
The flavor profile of Standardized vanilla extract contains more than 200 components, of which only 26 occur in concentrations greater than 1 mg/kg. Vanillin is the main constituent vanillin, which occurs in a concentration of 2.0% w/w in cured vanilla pods. True vanilla pods possess a pure delicate spicy flavor that cannot be duplicated exactly by synthetic products. For this reason, and because of limited supply, natural vanilla is able to command a premium price, leading to numerous efforts of its blending and adulteration. Also, the flavor quality of vanilla extracts vary considerably, depending upon the origin, curing technique used, storage conditions, extraction methods, and age of the vanilla extract itself.
The active constituents of vanilla are responsible for its various biological and therapeutic activities. Several studies demonstrated that vanilla extract has antioxidant, antianxiolytic, antidepressant, antiinflammatory and antimetastatic potential by suppressing enzymatic activity of matrix metaloproteinase-9.
- Fresh Natural & Concentrate
- Caramel Colour
- High Antioxidants
- Natural Phytonutrients
- Ultrasonic hot water/solvent extraction
- No Fillers
- No Flavors
- No Additives
- No Preservatives
- No Artificial Colors
- Soy and Gluten Free
Direction of Use
Add 1 spoonful extract powder into your favorite smoothies or drinks or soup. Take 2-3 servings daily.
Otherwise, can take it naturally in extract for higher concentration, quicker absorption, easier on the stomach, and more ways to have fun!
(Depends on personal preferences)
Storage Method: Powder in Canister
Store in a refrigerator / cool place after opening.
- Keep away from children.
- Colour, taste, texture may vary from batch to batch and sediment might occur as the ingredients used are natural.
- Due to the nature of plant / herbal extract, powder may clump due to heat or moisture.
- Stop using this product if allergy occurs.