Saturday, November 18, 2006

Frontier Vanilla Flavoring

I am unsure whether to keep this on the list or not, but I will post here the findings on this product so you all can make better educated decisions regarding your own health.

Frontier Vanilla Making explains how they make vanilla. Which by their use of ethyl alcohol, makes their Vanilla Extract full of corn.

However, the question is if their Vanilla Flavor (glycerin-based)is truely corn-free?

Frontier Glossary states: "Frontier carries USP-grade Glycerin 99.7% made from palm oil."

We do not know what that extra .3% is in their glycerin and could be anything. As of yet, I am not aware of any reactions to this product, but keep your eyes open.

*11/27/06 - Update

An inquiry made into Frontier's Alcohol-Free Vanilla (aka Vanilla Flavor) has verified that there is possibility of trace amounts of corn to be in the product.

The vanilla extract used in the product is made from vanilla extracted with corn alcohol, then distilled to remove the alcohol, then is mixed with the glycerin.

Any corn remaining from this process would be minimal, but it is still a risk. Use your own judgement.

As of today, I am not aware of any reactions to the Alcohol-Free Frontier Vanilla Flavor.

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