Vanilla is a flavour derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla. Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron, because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive. Despite the expense, vanilla is highly valued for its flavor. Vanilla grows as a vine, climbing up an existing tree (also called a tutor), pole, or other support. It can be grown in a wood (on trees), in a plantation (on trees or poles), or in a “”shader””, in increasing orders of productivity. Its growth environment is referred to as its terroir, and includes not only the adjacent plants, but also the climate, geography, and local geology.
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Biological Source : Vanilla Planifolia
Family : Orchidaceous
Vanilla is classified as below :
1. Bourbon vanilla or Bourbon-Madagascar vanilla.
2. Mexican vanilla.
3. Tahitian vanilla.
4. West Indian vanilla.
Culinary Use of Vanilla
• Used as a flavouring agent.
• Mostly used as a flavoring agent for Ice creams.
• Also acts as a flavor enhancer for caramel, custard coffee and so on.
Health Benefits of Vanilla
Vanilla contains below nutritional benefits :
• Niacin: 0.425 mg
• Vitamin B2: 0.095 mg
• Vitamin B5: 0.035 mg
• Vitamin B6: 0.026 mg
• Copper, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus and Zinc
1. Used as Aphrodisiac.
2. Used in the treatment of Fever and aroma therapy.
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