Vanilla, or vanilla extract taken from vanilla beans, are packed with antioxidants excellent at fighting free radicals. The aromatics of vanilla are also beneficial to the nervous system and are said to relieve anxiety.

Selection Process

When selecting actual vanilla pods, you want to be sure to choose pods that are dark-skinned, soft and pliable while avoiding those that are brittle or show any signs of mildew. Vanilla extract is a perfectably acceptable replacement for all natural vanilla.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tbsp (13.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 37.4

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.2mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 1.6g 0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0.0%

Sugars 1.6g

Alcohol 4.5g

Protein 0.0g

Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.1% Iron 0.1%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.0%
Vitamin K 0.0% Thiamin 0.1%
Riboflavin 0.7% Niacin 0.3%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.0%
Phosphorus 0.1% Magnesium 0.4%
Zinc 0.1% Selenium 0.0%
Copper 0.5% Manganese 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.