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Vanilla - Queen of Spices

Vanilla Queen of Spices

Origin of Vanilla

Vanilla has its origin in Mexico and was discovered and cultivated by the Aztec.In the Year 1822 brought the French the Vanilla plant to the Island Bourbon today called Reunion and started cultivation thereof.

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Bourbon Vanilla Pods

Bourbon Vanilla Pods

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Vanilla Bourbon

Vanilla Bourbon for restaurants and wholesale

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Tahitensis Vanilla

Tahitensis Vanilla from Papua New Guinea, buy here online , 16 -18 cm,
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Tahitensis Vanilla pods Papua New Guinea

Tahitensis Vanilla pods Papua New Guinea

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Vanilla ground - powder - Planifolia Vanilie

Vanilla ground- powder Bourbon Vanilla Buy here on line
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Tahiti Vanilla

Tahiti Vanilla

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Vanilla Tahiti

Vanilla Tahiti

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Nature Vanilla Extract

Nature Vanilla Extract 300 gr / L with Vanilla seeds, bottle
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Production of Vanilla Beans

The Vanilla plant is a ranking vine (Orchid) and is left to tendril around trees. The trees spend the necessary shade for the Vanilla plant to flourish. In its third Year the Vanilla orchid flowers the first time for up to twelve years.

Pollination of the Vanilla Orchid

The Vanilla orchid is in flower only in the wee hours of the morning. In Mexico the Melipona Bee and a special kind of a hummingbird pollinate the Vanilla orchid. If the pollination doesn't take place in these hours the Vanilla pods do not grow.The cultivation nowadays takes place by hand and is very time consuming.

In the early hours of the morning during the flowering time the vanilla is pollinate by hand with wooden sticks just like toothpicks. 24 hours after successful pollination the vanilla builds the pods who grow for the next 4- 6 weeks to the desired 13-20 cm long beans.

Cultivars and Quality of Vanilla

Today Vanilla grows around the globe in the warm and humid climate of the subtropics. Commerce distinguishes the Quality of Vanilla by its length and its origin.

Madagascar Papua New Guinea and India are the world leading producers of Vanilla beans, smaller growing areas: Island Reunion, Tahiti,Tanzaniaand Mexico.

The length of Vanilla beans vary from 13 cm up to 20 cm as well as the color form red to black Gourmet.

The processing industry uses Vanilla beans (13-15 cm ) or cuts - broken pods

End customers, gastronomy and ice manufacture use the black gourmet Vanilla pods with a length of 16-18 cm with 1,7-2 % Vanillin.

Vanilla and their Origins

The Planifolia Vanilla from Madagascar and from the Island Reunion carry the name Bourbon Vanilla.

The Vanilla Planifolia from India is in taste and aroma comparable with the Bourbon Vanilla. The prominent cocoa aroma from the Planifolia Vanilla rises from the quality of the soil in India.

Tahitensis Vanilla from Papua New Guinea has a distinguishable anise aroma and is preferred used for the preparation of ice cream. This kind of Vanilla is a hybrid of the Vanilla pompona and Planifolia. The most aromatic pods of this Vanilla are 16-18 cm long.

The Tahitensis Vanilla from the island of Tahiti is very rare. There is only a small amount available for the world market. European Chefs preferred this type of vanilla .

The Tahiti vanilla is indicated by very thick and bendable pods with a round flowery smell of anise and wild prunes.

Storing Vanilla beans

Vanilla beans should be stored in an airtight box at a temperature around 15 °C in a dark and dry place.

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