Vanilla is a flavouring derived from orchids in the genus Vanilla native to Mexico.
The name "vanilla" comes from the Spanish word "Vainilla", meaning "little pod".
The vanilla beans are also referred to as pods or "black flower", after the mature bean, which shrivels and turns black shortly after it is picked.
Discovered by Spanish Conquistadors early 16th century, when arrived Aztecs in Mexico. It was then serving in the Imperial Azteca during a hot drink flavoured.
Although the original was kept secret by the native population, the Spaniards discover: It is the Vanilla!
Vanilla appeared in Indian Ocean formerly "Ile Bourbon" four centuries later Plantations were attempted in these islands
Edmond Albius a 12-year-old slave from Reunion Island, discovered how to pollinate the flowers quickly by hand the pods began to thrive...
Vanilla Planifolia flowers are hermaphroditic, one flower produces one fruit and carry both organs: male (anther) and female (stigma).
The distinctively flavoured compounds are found in the fruit, which results from the pollination of the flower.
Madagascar pollination period is from September to December every year.
Madagascar, an island near the east coast of Africa, is the largest producer of vanilla beans in the world and known as Madagascar Bourbon vanilla. The term "Bourbon" applies to beans grown on the Bourbon Islands.
Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are considered to be the highest quality, pure vanilla, grown naturally without use of any chemicals and pesticides, described as having a creamy, sweet, smooth, mellow flavour.
Madagascar exports between 1200T to 1500T of vanilla beans per year to the global markets.
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