Vanilla Extract & Other Vanilla Products

Vanilla Extracts, Flavors and Pastes

The Silver Cloud Flavor brand of Pure Vanilla Extract is manufactured in accordance with the U.S. standard of identity, To be labeled as pure vanilla extract it has to satisfy a number of FDA requirements. It must contain a minimum of 35.00% alcohol by volume. It can contain, but is not required to contain, glycerin, water, and corn syrup. Most importantly, every gallon of Pure Vanilla Extract has to be made with no less than 13.35 ounces of cured, cut vanilla beans with a moisture content no greater than 25.00%. Beyond moisture content, the vanilla beans are not required to meet any other requirements for quality. There are no requirements regarding the origin of the beans or the extraction process used. As a result, the quality of Pure Vanilla Extracts can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, depending on the quality and origin of the beans used and the extraction method.

More concentrated Pure Vanilla Extract is commonly available in 2, 3, and 4-fold versions. Fold refers to a relative measure of strength; a 2-fold pure vanilla extract is approximately twice as concentrated as Pure Vanilla Extract. and is produced using twice the weight of beans

Due to weather, security, labor issues and a number of other factors, prices for vanilla beans and vanilla extract periodically skyrocket and there are shortages. Apex offers cost effective one for one replacements and vanilla extract as well as vanilla flavors and our Value Vanilla products.

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