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.


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    Makes my head hurt... actually it makes me hurt all over. I am very seriously looking into a 3 season greenhouse.
    2217 days ago
    Eh?! Corn syrup in my vinegar?! Corn syrup in my vanilla?! WHAT GIVES?!?!?! Why does it need to be there?

    They're obviously running out of places to put their corn syrup. What's next? Are they going to inject apples with it?
    2224 days ago
    Yeah, lots of basic ingredients are sneaky that way. Another one is balsamic vinegar. Luckily I started out with a really good, sugar free one World Market, but since it's running low, I've been reading labels for a closer replacement. (World Market is in the next town.) I was shocked to find that 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar could be loaded with sugar or corn syrup, and contain up to 6 grams of sugar!

    I don't dare order it for my salad in restaurants any more, since they most likely serve the sweetest ones available. I'll go back to a squeeze of lemon on my salad.

    2224 days ago
    Why would they do that (she wails)
    2225 days ago
    Thank for the info. I do have a lot to learn about food and the hidden sugars. Have a great day!
    2225 days ago
    2225 days ago
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    That's interesting. I'm going to have to read that article. Thanx for the info!
    2225 days ago
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