Coconut Extract Anyone?
Bottles of Extract
Coconuts For Food Flavoring
Given the endless choices that exist today for almost any product on the market, why should it be any different for brands of extract?
For every flavor known to man, somewhere there’s a flavored extract to match!
The addition of flavored extracts to recipes often give them a new burst of life but a little goes a long way.
If you don't already use flavorings in your cooking, we hope that you try them out. Perhaps you'll begin to like the coconut flavored extract so much that one day it becomes your all time favorite!-:)
This flavorful extract can be used for:
Usually, extracts are produced by mixing water, ethyl alcohol, propylene glycol and natural or artificial flavors together.
The main difference between imitation extracts and naturally blended extracts is that artificial ingredients are used versus natural flavors or colors.
However, most extracts (even if they claim to be "natural") contain a controversial additive called, propylene glycol.
This additive is “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA.
It's important to know that besides being a solvent for food colors and flavors, it's also:
Food Additives and Colorings
Propylene glycol is a substance not only used in the food industry but also in these industries:
For those of you interested in avoiding this chemical additive, manufacturer’s now make food extracts that are Propylene Glycol Free.
Also, if you’re someone who is diabetic or monitoring the glycemic index of foods there are coconut extracts available without added sugar.
The same is true for those of you who are gluten sensitive or intolerant. They now have gluten free brands available.
Do remember that when you use extracts in recipes, they are:
For years the only choice we had for extracts were imitation flavored. Fortunately, we have more choices available today for all extract flavors including coconut.
There are brands available that are made with the purest ingredients.