Vanilla Powder is a natural/synthesised powdered vanilla flavoring that has a sweet, beany, creamy, resinous and woody taste. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Vanilla?
Vanilla appears as a white to light pink crystalline powder. This product is a mixture consisting of vanillin, glucose and flavoring, blended by using scientific and novel method. It is often used in bread, cakes, confectionery, ice cream, beverages, dairy products, and soybean milk.
Possible Side Effects of Vanilla
Although Vanilla generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- Skin contact can cause irritation and swelling (inflammation). It might also cause headache and sleep problems (insomnia)
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Vanilla is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Vanilla populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Vanilla.
1. Dynamic modeling of Listeria monocytogenes growth in pasteurized vanilla cream after postprocessing contamination. [J Food Prot. 2008 Sep] Author: Panagou EZ, Nychas GJ.
2. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in vanilla-flavored soy and dairy products stored at 8 degrees C. [J Food Prot. 2004 Feb] Author: Tipparaju S, Ravishankar S, Slade PJ.