What is Coconut Extract

What is Coconut Extract?

Wondering why there are so many different types of coconut extract? what is coconut extractIf you are, you're not alone. So-called "true" extracts are made by extracting natural flavor compounds from plants using a solvent, usually alcohol. Therefore "pure coconut extract" is made from natural coconut extractives and either alcohol or propylene glycol (for non-alcoholic extract). However, in the case of coconut, it is also possible to use natural flavor compounds that are not from coconut to create a strong coconut-like taste. In addition, artificial or synthetic flavor compounds can be combined to create very realistic coconut taste. So coconut extract can be either pure/natural or natural or natural/artificial or artificial. And they will all taste basically like... coconut. It's confusing, we know. Basically the trick is to find the best-tasting extract designed for the application that meets all secondary requirements such as color, sugar content, alcohol content, allergen content, Kosher status, etc.

Did you know... that even though coconut is the fruit of the palm tree and not a tree nut, it can sometimes contain a protein that is linked to tree nut allergies? This is why many coconut products will state "allergen free," even though it is a fruit!

What Coconut Extracts Does OliveNation Sell?

  • COCONUT EXTRACT Coconut extract from natural coconut flavors
    • Flavor from: Natural flavors from coconut
    • Base: Alcohol
    • Color: Clear
    • Best for: Baking, high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: No
    • TTB-Approved Formula: No
    • Our Coconut Extract is made using natural coconut flavors. It is alcohol-based and offers highly concentrated flavoring. Because this is a clear extract, it is great for adding real coconut flavor without adding color, making it ideal for use in pure white frosting, icing, and beverages.
  • COCONUT EXTRACT - TTB, PREMIUM
    • Flavor from: Natural flavors (not from coconut)
    • Base: Premium food grade alcohol
    • Color: Clear to pale yellow
    • Best for: Brewing, baking, high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: Yes
    • TTB-Approved Formula: Yes
    • Our Coconut Extract - TTB, Premium is made using premium food grade ethyl alcohol and natural flavors (not from coconut). It is alcohol-based and pre-approved by the TTB for use in alcoholic beverages. Because no coconut is used in this formulation, it is safe for those with tree nut allergies.
  • COCONUT FLAVORING EXTRACT - TTB, COMMERCIAL
    • Flavor from: Natural coconut flavors and other natural flavors (WONF)
    • Base: Propylene glycol, alcohol
    • Color: Clear
    • Best for: Brewing, baking, high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: No
    • TTB-Approved Formula: Yes
    • Our Coconut Extract - TTB, Premium is made using natural coconut derivatives with other natural flavors (not from coconut). It is pre-approved by the TTB for use in alcoholic beverages. This extract contains both alcohol and propylene glycol.
  • COCONUT SUPER FLAVOR Concentrated coconut flavoring
    • Flavor from: Artificial flavors
    • Base: Propylene glycol
    • Color: Not clear
    • Best for: Candy/chocolate making, confectionery, baking, high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: Yes
    • TTB-Approved Formula: No
    • Our Coconut Super Flavor is highly concentrated flavoring that contains no alcohol. Because this flavoring will not bake out, it can be safely used in baking, candy-making, confectionery, and chocolate-making applications. It is also great for beverage and frozen dessert applications as well.
  • COCONUT FLAVOR FOUNTAIN Coconut flavor fountain flavoring
    • Flavor from: Natural and artificial flavors (not from coconut)
    • Base: Propylene glycol and xanthan gum
    • Color: Cream-colored
    • Best for: Ice cream/frozen desserts, beverages, low heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: No
    • TTB-Approved Formula: No
    • Our Coconut Flavor Fountain uses natural and artificial flavors to create realistic coconut taste. This concentrated alcohol-free flavoring is water soluble and perfect for adding coconut flavor and a touch of creamy color to beverages, frozen desserts, and other no-to-low heat applications.
  • COCONUT EMULSION Coconut flavor emulsion for baking
    • Flavor from: Artificial flavors
    • Base: Water and xanthan gum
    • Color: White
    • Best for: Baking, icing, low or high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: No
    • TTB-Approved Formula: No
    • Our Coconut Emulsion is bake stable and will not bake out at high temperatures. The thick consistency of this alcohol-free formulation also makes it great for low or no-heat applications such as icings or beverages.
  • COCONUT MACAROON FLAVOR Coconut macaroon flavoring extract
    • Flavor from: Natural flavors (not from coconut)
    • Base: Premium alcohol and glycerin
    • Color: Clear to pale yellow
    • Best for: Baking, high heat applications
    • Sugar Free: Yes
    • Kosher: Yes
    • Allergen Free: No
    • TTB-Approved Formula: No
    • Our Coconut Macaroon Flavor is a complex blend of natural flavors that re-creates the toasty, coconutty, cake-y taste of a fresh-baked macaroon.