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01-24-2011, 02:49 PM
I want to prepare myself for a raw diet by first stocking up on raw ingredients, but I must be aware of what I can and cannot have. I also have a corn and gluten intolerance, and I know that many vanilla extracts contain these ingredients. I have no idea if there are any vanilla products that even raw. Does anyone know of a raw vanilla that is also corn and gluten free other than straight vanilla beans?
01-24-2011, 05:19 PM
I usually use vanilla bean, but when I want a liquid, I have some certified organic Pure vanilla extract made by 'simply organic'. It is not a raw product, but it is gluten and sugar free.
The ingredients list: Organic vanilla bean extractives in water, organic alcohol.
I bought this at Whole Foods, but you can visit their website at www.simplyorganicfoods.com (http://www.simplyorganicfoods.com)
01-25-2011, 11:05 PM
Health food stores generally have bulk sections, where they will have vanilla beans, pods, and powder.
01-26-2011, 03:56 PM
I use raw ground vanilla bean from Ultimate. Though just keep in mind; vanilla isn't really a necessity when uncooking, it's like a spice you only use every now and then (imho). If it's difficult/expensive for you to obtain I wouldn't stress over it. (:
01-26-2011, 06:49 PM
It is so yummy though!
01-28-2011, 01:23 PM
Our co-op sells Organic Vanilla Beans for $4 each. VANILLA IS and has been my favorite thing EVER! It's delicious on anything! :)
01-29-2011, 10:09 AM
The vanilla taste and smell brings about happy memories of my grandmother from my childhood.
I buy my vanilla beans on Ebay. I found a seller who sells them for 25 cents a piece. That price includes shipping cost. Yay!
P.S. I love the new smilies!
01-30-2011, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! I think it would be hard for me to live without vanilla and cacao. I think my best bet is to buy them online. Whole Foods is quite pricey.
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