Flavorings & Extracts
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What is the Difference Between an Extract and a Flavor?
I often get asked, “What’s the difference between an extract and a flavoring?” The names are often used interchangeably however, an extract is generally made from a natural ingredient, for example we have Pure Lemon Extract from made from lemon oil and Pure Vanilla Extract made from real vanilla beans. Pure extracts can have a more limited shelf life and should be stored in a cool, dark cupboard. A flavoring is usually artifically flavored, therefore it’s more stable and has a longer shelf life. Watkins offers you both artificial flavors and pure extracts so you can choose the one that’s right for you. The quality and care Watkins takes in the manufaturing process ensures you that the bottle of extract you buy today, will be just as good six months or several years from now.
How Many Calories are in Watkins Extracts?
I also get asked about the calories, sugar and carbohydrates in Watkins extracts and flavors. The calorie count, sugars and carbs is generally considered too small to count because you only use a small amount in your recipes. A teaspoon pure extract has 35% alcohol (similar to a 70 proof alcoholic beverage) contains about 12 calories and 0.53g carbohydrates. Baking Vanilla contains 8.25% alcohol and Clear Vanilla has 8.75%. This makes them perfect for diabetics and people who are dieting and counting their calorie intake.
These fat-free liquid extracts are economical to use as they are concentrated and add a full, rich true-to-life flavor to a variety of dishes, baked goods and beverages. These all-natural extracts do not contain any artificial coloring and are made from all-natural oils. Available in a 2 oz plastic tinted bottle which protects it from light.
All-Natural Pure Almond Extract contains water, alcohol and oil of bitter almond. It is perfect in sugar cookies, biscotti, hot chocolate, coffee cakes, macaroons, cherry pie and baked beans.
All-Natural Orange Extract contains alcohol and pure orange oil. It’s great for baking and a whole lot more as orange pairs well with many other ingredients. Use it for quick breads, spiced tea, sugar cookies, chocolate goodies, glazed carrots, barbeque sauce, puddings, spice cake and fruit salad.
All-Natural Peppermint Extract contains alcohol and pure peppermint oil. It is wonderful in iced tea, anything chocolate, cakes, frostings, cookies, brownies, apple jelly for lamb, and candies.
All-Natural Lemon Extract contains alcohol and pure lemon oil. This one is excellent in cookies, zucchini bread, iced tea, lemon bars, lemon drops, blueberry cobbler or muffins.
All-Natural Pure Vanilla Extract contains water, alcohol extractive of vanilla beans and glucose. Organic Pure Vanilla contains water, organic alcohol, extractives of organic Bourbon vanilla beans. Use in any recipes that calls for Vanilla.
All-Natural Mint Extract contains alcohol and pure mint oil. It is wonderful in iced tea, anything chocolate, cakes, frostings, cookies, brownies, apple jelly for lamb, and candies.
All Natural Pure Anise Extract contains alcohol and pure anise oil. It is wonderful in cookies, cakes, frostings, drinks and candies.
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