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Flavouring extract can mitigate vanilla price rises

By Noli Dinkovski

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Vanilla was the world’s second-most expensive spice in 2017
Vanilla was the world’s second-most expensive spice in 2017
Food manufacturers are being encouraged to sidestep the ongoing global vanilla crisis by investing in a vanilla flavour and extract that are both 100% natural.

With customers avoiding artificial flavourings, and vanilla prices surging ever higher due to bad weather in Madagascar (where 80% of the world’s vanilla supply is produced), Omega Ingredients said its 100% natural vanilla extract and flavour offered a “simple and economically advantageous solution”​ to manufacturers.

In 2017, vanilla pod prices rocketed to more than $600, making it the world’s second-most expensive spice.

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