The majority of the world’s vanilla is the V. planifolia species, more commonly known as Bourbon vanilla or Madagascan vanilla, which is produce in Madagascar and neighbouring islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean and in Indonesia. Combining Madagascar and Indonesia produce two-third of the world’s supply of vanilla.
Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice in the world because growing the vanilla seed pods are labor-intensive. Despite the expense, vanilla is highly valued for its flavor. As a result, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic kitchen, perfumeries and aromatherapy.
The are only two species of vanilla that are grown in Indonesia, both are cultivaed for commercial used as flavors and fragrances.
* Vanilla planifolia beans have a strong, rich, creamy, sweet and almost hay-like aroma. The beans are thick skinned and longer than Vanilla tahitensis beans. They also contain more seeds than Vanilla tahitensis beans.
* Vanilla tahitensis beans are shorter and plumper and have higher water and oil content comparing to Vanilla planifolia beans.
Mignon offers a wide selection of high quality vanilla beans : GOURMET – EXTRACT – POWDER – SEED
No synthetics, fragrances, fillers or toxic chemicals
Ethically and sustainably sourced
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