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What is REAL vanilla?

Is it the same as pure vanilla extract? I have a couple of recipes from a diet site that call for REAL (and yes, it was in caps, so apparently important) vanilla. If its actually the bean or whatever, where would I get it?

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RomansMom25

Asked by RomansMom25 at 2:14 PM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Health

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  • They probably meant pure vanilla extract and not artificial vanilla flavoring.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • You'll know the real stuff from the vanilla flavor by the price...not to mention the label. Real and Pure are the same. You don't want the label to read "Vanilla flavor" anywhere.

    Real vanilla extract is expensive. (Like real Maple syrup vs. Mrs. Butterworth's)
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 2:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • thanks!
    RomansMom25

    Answer by RomansMom25 at 2:24 PM on Apr. 30, 2009

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