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What exactly is Vanilla Concentrate?

kayEx Mar 12, 2009 07:29 PM

A friend brought a bottle back from Mexico and I am not sure what to do with it. I have been making my own Vanilla extract, could I just put some in my extract or does it have other uses?

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    embee Mar 13, 2009 04:34 AM

    Vanilla extract comes in different strengths, such as single, double, etc. Each represents a higher concentration of vanilla in the extract.

    There is also a possibly that the Mexican "vanilla concentrate" is not real vanilla and could be dangerous. Be certain of the source before using.

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      kayEx Mar 13, 2009 10:17 AM

      uht oh I am going to do a ton of research now

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        flourgirl Mar 14, 2009 08:30 AM

        Yes, I agree with embee - I'd be very cautious about using that product until you are certain it's safe.

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