Is Vanilla Extract Vegan?

Answer: Yes.

Vanilla extract is a solution containing the flavor compound vanillin. Pure vanilla extract is made by extracting from vanilla beans in an alcoholic solution. Imitation vanilla extract is usually made by soaking alcohol in wood, which contains vanillin.

From the archives. Thanks to Dan Linehan.

2 comments for “Is Vanilla Extract Vegan?

  1. McKenna
    June 18, 2016 at 11:17 am

    So pure vanilla and imitation vanilla aren’t vegan?

    • nathan jones
      May 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      it IS vegan

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