Vanilla Pods

Vanilla is a spice derived from the fruit of certain tropical, vining orchids of Mesoamerican origin, primarily of the species Vanilla planifolia. It comes in the form of shiny black sticks, commonly known as "vanilla pods."


Vanilla Pods:

Vanilla pods are the elongated and fleshy fruits of an orchid called Vanilla planifolia. These pods contain the precious vanilla seeds and are used as a natural flavoring in cooking and baking.

  • Origin: Vanilla is native to Mexico, although Vanilla planifolia is now cultivated in various tropical regions worldwide, including Madagascar, Reunion Island, Tahiti, Java Island, Mexico, and other areas.
  • Appearance: Vanilla pods are long, slender, and slightly curved. They have a dark brown to blackish color and a smooth, flexible texture.
  • Aroma and Flavor: Vanilla pods are renowned for their rich and complex fragrance, as well as their sweet flavor. The vanilla aroma comes from the aromatic compounds contained in the seeds inside the pod.
  • Culinary Use: Vanilla pods are often used to infuse liquids such as milk or cream for dessert preparation. They are also commonly added to pastry preparations, sweet sauces, ice creams, and beverages.
  • Seed Extraction: To extract vanilla seeds, pods are split in half lengthwise, and the small black seeds are scraped out using a knife or spoon.
  • Storage: Vanilla pods should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. They can also be stored in sugar to impart flavor to the sugar.
  • Quality: The quality of vanilla pods can vary depending on their origin, cultivation method, and harvesting process. High-quality vanilla pods are often more pliable, fleshy, and rich in aroma.

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25kg bag
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