Vanilla's rise and fall take Madagascar's growers for ride
BEMANEVIKA, Madagascar — The house that vanilla almost built soars above all the others in this remote village of one-story wood ... imitation flavors pose. What he does know is that vanilla enabled him to provide for his 12 children and made him ...
Bitter reversal for vanilla growers
BEMANEVIKA, MADAGASCAR -- The house that vanilla almost built soars above all the others in this remote village of one-story wood huts and dirt lanes ... popularity and food makers turn to cheaper, imitation flavors. If that is not enough, the head ...
Bonnie Aeschliman: Answers about that basic flavor we often take for granted: vanilla
Imitation vanilla extract is a by-product of wood. It is usually made by soaking wood in alcohol that contains vanillin, which is chemically treated to taste like vanilla. Q. On a whim, I purchased a jar of vanilla bean paste. Now I am wondering how to use it.
Vanilla sky high
The result: Many food companies that make such treats as ... ingredient in most bottles of imitation vanilla. But most vanillin does not come directly from a vanilla bean. More often it is collected as a byproduct of wood-pulp or petroleum production.
French Vanilla vs. Vanilla Bean
Vanillin can be chemically produced using eugenol from oil of cloves and paper wood pulp, a process which is much ... and is more often than not made with imitation vanilla. Hence the reason the Vanilla Bean ice cream usually runs a bit more expensive ...