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    1. vanillaguy added a post in a topic Vanilla Extract - Gluten Free?   

      Artificial extracts contain a compound called coumarin which is toxic to our livers.
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    2. vanillaguy added a post in a topic Vanilla Extract - Gluten Free?   

      All vanilla extracts are GLUTEN-FREE-Do not waste your money on brands that are certified, they are no different.
      Gluten cannot form in ethanol and since all extracts available on NA. market contain a minimum of 35% alcohol. Brands that you should be weary of are from Mexico. They have different recipes and methods of making their extracts. The end result is an extract that only contains 12% alcohol. As far as I have found a minimum of 20%alcohol must be present to deter the formation of gluten.
      One thing to note for you health buffs or concerning digestive systems is that all industrial extracts are made with watered-down moonshine. Moonshine has been distilled only once and contains many constituents that are very harmful to our body. And yes, only a tsp can wreak havoc on our systems trying to process this quality of alcohol. It is only the flavor of the alcohol that gets burned off during baking.
      I see a lot of sites promoting using vanilla extract in smooties, yoghurts, and oatmeals-DO NOT DO THIS!!!-unless you are looking for an early morning buzz:)
      Make your own out of Vodka and quality vanilla beans (store bought uses very cheap vanilla). Vodka has been triple distilled which means that most of the bad stuff has been filtered out.
      Use at least 4 quality beans per cup of alcohol. The better the quality of vanilla the better quality extract. If you use the best vanilla possible
      (find you will be able to use your extract as a tincture and vanilla is SUPER GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
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