Artificial and natural vanilla flavor
Differences between vainillas
NATURAL VANILLA AND SYNTHETIC VANILLA
Due to the complexity and cost of vanilla cultivation, the chemical industry has managed to manufacture artificially vanillin from conifer resin plants, with similar substances (phenols) such as eugenol, and some trees like teak (Tectona grandis L.).
Vanillin obtained from eugenol or from lignin of these plants is much more economical of obtaining than the crop plant.
For example, per 100 grams of teak wood, 23 grams of lignin are obtained, and from this, 2.7g vanillin.
Food and cosmetic industry (perfume, etc.) increasingly choose to use synthetic vanilla than natural vanilla extract, which is more expensive. In fact, in Mexico, where the aromatic plant is native, almost all the vanilla consumed is artificial.
Therefore, artificial vanilla is not comparable to natural vanilla. And to finally illustrate the rich aroma of vanilla, we propose this table:
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