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 isitvegan.com archives. Thanks to Dan Linehan.
2 thoughts on “Is Vanilla Extract Vegan?”
So pure vanilla and imitation vanilla aren’t vegan?
it IS vegan