Vanilla is a Climbing terrestrial orchid grown in warm humid tropics. It is the second most expensive flavoring spice after saffron. Vanilla Planifolia is the commercially grown variety.
Quality of vanilla beans depend son the Vanillin content (minimum 1.8-2.0% normally) presence of 250 aromatics
And moisture content which is about 20-25,
Vanilla has a wide application.
- Beans are used for producing extracts, flavors, oleoresins and powders.
- Have a wide range of use in dairy products, ice creams, for flavoring tobacco, liquors, beverages and confectionaries,
- Savory applications, medicinal purposes, health and personal care products and
- As an odour maskant in tires, paints, industrial chemicals etc.......