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Antioxidants from Vanilla
Bakto Flavors LLC is an innovative science-based company, supported by research and development, specializing in natural top quality vanilla products.Known for centuries for its superb flavor, the beneficial health properties of vanilla are unveiled by modern science. The substantial antioxidant activity of our vanilla extract results from the high content of natural plant antioxidants (polyphenols) present in the vanilla bean.Bakto Flavors 1-fold 100% Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract is officially certified for its potent antioxidant activity, as defined by the standard ORAC test. Vanilla is a better antioxidant than an equivalent measure or raw blueberry fruit and 3 times better than the currently popular pomegranate juice.
The values in the body of the table indicate ORAC (expressed in umole TE/100g) which are from the USDA.
ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a measure of antioxidant activity expressed as ORAC value in micromole Trolox Equivalent (TE), a standard antioxidant per 100 g of the food or extract to be tested. Higher numbers indicate better capacity to neutralize reactive oxygen radicals. ORAC measurement is one of the methods scientists and industry use for measuring the potential of antioxidants in foods and food additives.
Just one teaspoon of Bakto vanilla extract a day in milk, yogurt, coffee, tea or water provides a considerable portion of the recommended daily intake of antioxidants.
Although one uses vanilla products in small portions, at the end of the day it adds up. A spoon of vanilla sugar can be added to a wide range of daily foods for instance your morning coffee, ice-cream, yogurt, or any other dairy product. Vanilla extract or vanilla beans can be added to all orange vegetable dishes (for example sweet potato, butternut squash, or celery knob). Spaghetti and barbeque sauces can be enhanced by adding a piece of vanilla bean. When vanilla is added one can use less salt. Feel free to contact us if you are looking for exotic recipes.
Bakto Flavors’ natural vanilla extract is produced in the USA and is Gluten and GMO-free, Kosher with no sugar, corn syrup or color added.