VIDEO: Natural Ice Cream Future Awaits as Vanillin Compound Isolated

Producing vanillin — the major compound in vanilla flavoring — is an inefficient and mostly polluting process. But a Danish researcher wants to change that, having identified the compound's biosynthetic pathway in the vanilla orchid.

Mnet 140599 Vanilla Ice Cream Lead

Producing vanillin — the major compound in vanilla flavouring — is an inefficient and mostly polluting process. But a Danish researcher wants to change that, having identified the compound's biosynthetic pathway in the vanilla orchid. Jim Drury went to meet her.

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