Source: Mountain Rose Herbs
Organic + Kosher
Other: Bourbon vanilla, Mexican vanilla, Madagascar vanilla
Vanilla planifolia Jacks.
Plant Family: Orchidaceae
Due to the increasing costs and precious nature of vanilla, we are no longer able to offer a bulk discount on this botanical.
Vanilla may easily be one of the most well-known flavors in the world. The flavor is derived from the ripened fruit of a tropical orchid, Vanilla planifolia, the only orchid in the world that produces an edible fruit. In the wild, vanilla vines (which attach themselves to living trees) may grow to a length of 80 feet or more. At the time of Cortez’s visit to the New World, the conquistador observed the Aztec royalty enjoying a sweet drink of vanilla-scented chocolate. Impressed, he took sacks of vanilla beans back to Europe with him along with the gold and gems of the defeated Aztec empire. For the next few hundred years, attempts