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Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

It has recently come to my notice that vanilla essence and/or vanilla extract (which is a widely used product in ice creams, chocolates, cookies, cereals, etc.) contains alcohol/ethanol. Vanilla extract is made with vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. So, is it ok from Amritdharis to consume foods that contain vanilla essence?

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15 hours ago, Guest Guest Kaur said:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

It has recently come to my notice that vanilla essence and/or vanilla extract (which is a widely used product in ice creams, chocolates, cookies, cereals, etc.) contains alcohol/ethanol. Vanilla extract is made with vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. So, is it ok from Amritdharis to consume foods that contain vanilla essence?

sis your gut bacteria can produce ethanol , the amount of ethanol is negliable for influencing your sudh budh , similarly ethanol is used in medicines and foods to disinfect and preserve in minute amounts . when you cook with extract the small amount of ethanol will gas off . If you are still worried use vanilla bean paste instead or the pods. in a whole cake which about 500ml plus of batter you may use 5ml of extract of that perhaps less than 1 % is ethanol (else it would have to state alcohol content as percentage)  so the final solution is very very small ...

 

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16 hours ago, Guest Guest Kaur said:

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa

Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh

It has recently come to my notice that vanilla essence and/or vanilla extract (which is a widely used product in ice creams, chocolates, cookies, cereals, etc.) contains alcohol/ethanol. Vanilla extract is made with vanilla pods in a solution of ethanol and water. So, is it ok from Amritdharis to consume foods that contain vanilla essence?

Sister, YOU, as a human, produce and contain alcohol. Are you going to shun yourself ?

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13 minutes ago, Not2Cool2Argue said:

No it doesnt have alcohol

well you are paying good money for wood chemicals imitating a vanilla bean pod ...spend the money and get the original simples or do this if you want zero worries

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/ndali-organic-vanilla-powder/425888-220434-220435

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Thank you for your reply jkvlondon. When I bake, I use vanilla pods. However, it's just that some store-bought foods I eat contain vanilla extract. From your post, I have received reassurance that I don't need to worry about the alcohol content since it's very small. 

I don't think I would want to use imitation vanilla extract. The original pure vanilla is better. 

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Don't use vanilla extract. Don't take anything with alcohol no matter how small even if it is for an apparent good cause.

If 'medicine' had a small amount of meat in it would you eat it? 

You are made of meat? What does that prove? That it's okay to eat meat? 

The logic some people have is ridiculous.

Please be strong and just give up the products with alcohol in. No controversy. Simple solution. 

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6 hours ago, Guest sandy said:

Don't use vanilla extract. Don't take anything with alcohol no matter how small even if it is for an apparent good cause.

If 'medicine' had a small amount of meat in it would you eat it? 

You are made of meat? What does that prove? That it's okay to eat meat? 

The logic some people have is ridiculous.

Please be strong and just give up the products with alcohol in. No controversy. Simple solution. 

In your example the meat doesn't evaporate.

Using real vanilla is a great suggestion, but I think it's fair to say the alcohol is gone from extract once baked. 

There is logic to both sides in this case. 

Has me wanting some vanilla bean and vanilla powder though. Yum. 

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You are made of meat? What does that prove? That it's okay to eat meat? 

The logic some people have is ridiculous.

 

No 'Guest Sandy' it is toy who are ridiculous. Let's take two things that our Guru's taught us:

1) Don't follow rituals blindly

2) Don't take intoxicants

You know full well that the alcohol in the vanilla extract...just like the alcohol being made in your stomach right now....is non-intoxicating....and yet you've still decided to follow a ritual blindly. The fact that you've remained blind despite our forefathers leaving the darkness of following rituals without giving thought behind many centuries ago is what is 'ridiculous'.

I talked about going 'full-circle' yesterday in another thread and what this thread proves is that our new young generation are so un-padh and incapable of intelligent reasoning they have gone full-circle back to the days of blind non-thought that our forefathers left behind when they left Hinduism. The simple fact is this:  Alcohol is prohibited in Sikhi not because our Guru's didn't like the letters 'a' 'l' and 'c' being in the same word but because they understood how it's fermented version creates an intoxicant that is harmful to both mind and spirit which then leads to destructive behaviour. 

Quick question :  The non-intoxicating alcohol that is in vanilla extract is also right now at this very point in time in your stomach, as your gut produces it naturally.

So...talking about 'ridiculous logic'...if it's already in your stomach how can it be forbidden to 'put it into' your stomach ?   Do you think there is something in Sikhi that distinguishes ' already in' with 'will be in' ?

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9 hours ago, Guest sandy said:

Don't use vanilla extract. Don't take anything with alcohol no matter how small even if it is for an apparent good cause.

If 'medicine' had a small amount of meat in it would you eat it? 

You are made of meat? What does that prove? That it's okay to eat meat? 

The logic some people have is ridiculous.

Please be strong and just give up the products with alcohol in. No controversy. Simple solution. 

vaccines have beef, chicken ,monkey even fetal proteins in them , I don't see any gursikhs refusing them ....maybe not aware but more likely not deep thinking ...

frankly we cannot avoid ethanol because we produce it in our guts too ... and fruits when overripe start the same process ...we are not brahmins  crying over minute things , we are supposed to keep suchum of food too but as Guru ji has said we are always eating something that is 'impure' . There is a huge difference between avoiding  what we can and drinking the forbidden ... yes avoid it but many many things are fixed/extracted  with ethanol which may not be labelled fully does this make sikhs patit ?

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Where is the proof that it all evaporates? 

For the ethanol to completely combust it needs heat and constant oxygen exposure. Since the ethanol is in food/liquid and as you don't heat up food/liquid until nothing remains,  it will never completely evaporate like you claim. 

Don't make your flawed opinion sound like it is an undeniable fact.

Your welcome!

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I know all about vaccines, there is much more than what you say and many people are clued up and avoid them. Since you are oblivious to such people that does not validate your argument in any respect.

Secondly, you say ethanol cannot be avoided since our guts produce it. Okay then, since out GI tract produces faecal matter, is it also acceptable to consume that? Judging by your arguments it seems you already do!

You are suggesting it is somehow inevitable that we consume alcohol which is a complete fallacy and are indoctrinating people to become as lazy as yourself. If want to consume alcohol, no matter how minute then go ahead, but do not advise other to follow suit.

Thank you.

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To the OP, don't get drawn into these futile arguments. They are not worth the time of day and are just a means to justify some people's deep-seated delusions. Just know that you can avoid the alcohol if you make some effort to do so. Have a nice day. :))

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