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Vanilla Powder

Organic Madagascan Vanilla Powder

Organic Madagascan Vanilla Powder

A world without vanilla is like a world without music, without sound. Cakes and cookies would be bland. Chocolates wouldn't be as richly-flavoured. Perfumes wouldn't be as sweet-smelling. It's the secret ingredient that makes so many products acquire that “little something”.

 
Origin: Madagascar
Available as: Powder
Benefits: Anti-mutagenic, Anti-microbial, Inhibits Oxidative Damage
Nutrition: Riboflavin, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese,
Directions for use: Add 1-3 tsp to smoothie, yoghurt, cereal, porridge, savoury dishes and any dessert.

What is it?

Few people know where vanilla comes from, other than those small dark bottles in supermarkets.

Vanilla comes from a herbaceous vine that belongs to the orchid family. It is the only orchid used for industrial food production.

The vanilla plant, which can grow up to 30 feet long, bears trumpet-shaped flowers that turn into pods. These pods, which are often referred to as beans, have a pleasant fragrance. The vanilla bean has its roots in Mesoamerica and it was the Mayans who first utilised it to flavour chocolate drinks. This delicious bean started spreading to tropical regions, thanks to the European explorers who brought it there.

By the mid-19th century, Mexico had become the main producer of vanilla, but then the French discovered a way to pollinate vanilla flowers by hand. This led to bigger vanilla plantations, now known as Ile de Bourbon, which eventually led to Bourbon vanilla.

Today, there are three major cultivars of vanilla beans: Bourbon vanilla, Tahitian vanilla, and Mexican vanilla. Bourbon vanilla is produced on Bourbon Island in Madagascar, which is the top producer of vanilla today. It has a smooth, strong, full and assertive flavour.

Tahitian vanilla has a more subtle flavour with a floral hint. Mexican vanilla (real pure Mexican vanilla, not the synthetic kind) has a sweet yet spicy aroma.

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