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(Pronounce with stress on first syllable). In nature vanillin is a natural, but small part of vanilla. Science now produces it from lignin - itself an extract from wood pulp during the sulphite pulp and paper-making process; the process now polluting so many rivers and seas.
One ounce of manufactured vanillin is roughly the flavour equivalent of a gallon of natural vanilla extract. See also "Artificial flavours"; "Vanilla Extract/Essence"