Thursday, December 17, 2009

What is alcohol essence and is it halal or haram?

What is alcohol essence


Query No. :: 1510/cd/MM
Province: Gauteng
Date : Tuesday, 10 Feb 2009
Category: Raw Materials and Ingredients

Q: Please help

Alcohol essence is used in cakes.
What is alcohol essence, from what is it derived and is it permitted for Muslim consumption (Halaal) ?
Answer
Jazâkumullâh Khairan for your email correspondence and for the opportunity to be of service to you. We advise as follows:

The alcohol normally used in food essence is not of the Khamr Asli category and its use as a carrier / solvent in the essence is condoned.

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