Vanillin

By: Jake Brown

History

While hernan Cortes was in Mexico one of his officers observed Emperor Montezuma drinking a mixture of ground black vanilla leaves. Later on people found vanillin. Vanillin is a crystal like component formed on the cured and processed vanilla bean.

Facts

- Vanillin is the most recognizeable chemical in vanilla out of the four hundred in vanilla

-Vanillin is used widely in the U.S. and is used in many products we use every day such as coffee, foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals

-The molecular formula of Vanillin is C8H8O3

- it is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen

-The molecular name is 4- hydroxi-3- methoxybenzaldehyde


How pure Vanilla extract is made

The vanilla beans are soaked in hot water and sun dryed. this process is known as curing. After the vanilla is cured it is soaked in alchohol. After this process is over it is pure vanilla with vanillin being the primary constitute.

Biblical integration

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

In this veres it says to enjoy choice foods which can be many things that aren't harmful to your body. Just like vanilla

Why I chose Vanillin

I chose to do Vanillin because many people were doing chocolate, so I decided to do something similar but since there are many chemicals in vanilla i chose to do the primary one which is Vanillin.