Vanilla planifolia is a beloved member of the Orchidaceae family. Native to tropical Central and South America, the vining plant produces the only edible fruit in the orchid family. Cultivation is a labor-intensive process that requires hand pollination, precise hand harvesting, and perfect drying conditions. This labor of love has helped to make vanilla one of the most well-known, yet expensive, flavors in the world.
Vanilla has a long history of use as a fragrance and flavoring in beverages dating back to the Totonac people who resided in what is now Mexico. Vanilla was brought to Spain in the 1500s, and its appeal has since expanded across the globe.
Vanilla can be used in cosmetic recipes and to scent perfumes and body care products. It is also a popular global flavor in foods and beverages. Vanilla is a subtle yet complex layering of sweet and spicy flavors that add depth and enhance desserts, drinks, and baked goods. Our vanilla powder is ground from organic beans and has a more subtle flavor. This clearance material would be wonderful to create homemade vanilla extract, macerate in honey, and flavor liquors. Also try vanilla bean powder added to frostings, baked goods, and cacao drinks.
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