How does Vanilla flavoring come about? Why does it have a different name than the more well known “vanilla?” How is it different from other varieties? We’ll explore the answers to these questions in this brief science lesson and discover the origin of Vanilla Ice Cream.
The Vanilla flavoring comes from the extract of a species of fungus called “E. coli.” This fungal bacterium is part of the group of microorganism commonly referred to as” Pathogens” or “Augs,” which play a role in all kinds of biological activity. When something infects an E. coli cell, the pathogen produces a protein cocktail, which then triggers a release of hydrogen peroxide – one of the oxygen-based life forms that make up the stomach, intestines, and other parts of the body. When this hydrogen peroxide interacts with various amino acids present in vanilla (and chocolate), the resulting mixture produces Vanilla flavonoids – the components responsible for the distinctive flavor we associate with vanilla ice cream.
Now, you might be thinking that all vanilla ice cream is the same, because it’s just a combination of flavors created by cross-pollination. And while vanilla, chocolate, and chocolate sauces are certainly among the most popular food combinations, the vanilla flavonoids I was referring to are also found in many foods other than ice cream, including: Coffee, tea, saffron, cinnamon, chocolate, peanut butter, and even some vegetables. In fact, it’s even considered a safe food, according to the Institute of Medicine. So it’s not really surprising that vanilla ice cream mixes up so well with so many different foods.
But back to the original question: why does E.coli make vanilla ice cream? Well, the reason is simple. Vanilla (and chocolate) flavonoids are all natural – unlike chemicals and stabilizers in ice cream that can be artificial and possibly harmful to your health. Therefore, the flavors you taste when eating ice cream are 100% natural – no fake flavors to fool the taste buds.
Besides the taste, the main reason E.coli makes great ice cream is because of its compatibility with natural yogurt cultures. Most of us have had the experience of eating a creamy yogurt product – a treat that may be topped off with some whipped cream or a cherry on top. That treat is usually rich in sugars, which means it needs some help to keep it at a constant temperature – especially for those who are trying to lose weight. While yogurt can help maintain the heat of a frozen treat, it also contains lactose and galactose, two sugars that can cause serious stomach discomfort if too much is consumed. By mixing E.coli with yogurt, the sugar content will be reduced, and the combination can keep the temperature of the dessert steady so it stays delicious instead of melting.
Vanilla Ice Cream is one of those healthy treats that we really enjoy – but only until it gets old and unhealthy. We know how chocolate can make our mouth water, but it also can trick our bodies to store more sugars in our tissues, causing us to gain weight and become sick with high cholesterol and diabetes. While chocolate is good for us, it’s not going to do us any good when added to ice cream – so avoid the added calories and enjoy your ice cream the way it was intended: without the sugar. It may be an expensive surprise, but the benefits of vanilla are many.
Besides the health benefits, E.coli makes delicious vanilla ice cream in other ways, as well. When mixed with fruits such as banana and pineapple, it creates a smoothie that is both delicious and healthy. Using it to replace yogurt can reduce the risk of getting sick with food poisoning and reducing the risks of tooth decay. Since vanilla is a natural sweetener, this means using it on its own is a healthy alternative to sugar.
There are many other uses for E.coli, too. It can be used to get rid of mold in your shower and tub, or you can add some to your baked goods to make them more delicious and less likely to attract pests and animals. Try it today, and see just what amazing benefits you can reap from E.coli. You might find yourself searching the freezer for ice cream once again!
Provided by Antonio Westley
Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.