About Almond extract
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Almond extract is a flavoring produced by the combining bitter almond oil with ethyl alcohol.
Almond extract is also a popular substitute for vanilla extract among people with diabetes. Sweet almonds are used in marzipan, nougat, and macaroons, as well as other desserts. Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, containing 24 mg per 100 grammes. They are also rich in monounsaturated fat, one of the two "good" fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol.
In China, almonds are used in a popular dessert when it is mixed with milk and then served hot.
Almond essence is a concentrated flavoring made from the combination of almond oil with alcohol. It is used as a flavoring in many recipes, especially cakes and pastries and it can be purchased in various sized bottles. It is best to purchase a small bottle because if it is seldom used, evaporation of the alcohol over time may result in the flavor becoming even more concentrated. For this reason, it is important to keep the bottle tightly closed.