Another reason to read the Labels
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I was going through my email tonight and came across an article written by Food Renegade. I have only been getting the emails for a short time but really appreciate the information.
Did you know that there maybe corn syrup in your vanilla extract? McCormick has added some to their extract? I am including the link so you can read how and why they would do something like that.
Are you aware that you can make your own extracts for a fraction of the cost that you buy them for? All is takes is a fifth of great brandy or vodka and fresh vanilla beans. Put it in a jar and store in a dark closet or basement, shake it periodically, and within 6 months you have your extract. If anyone is interested I will try and find a recipe for different extracts. Unfortunately, my recipes are saved on my desk top on the main computer which went down a few days ago.
I was thinking about making my own... now I am certain I will be making my own vanilla extract from now on.