Facts about vanilla

What is vanilla?

A substance obtained from vanilla beans or produced artificially and used to flavor sweet foods or impart a fragrant scent.

How is vanilla made?

  • Vanilla is grow on a vine that climbs up a tree or a pole. Vanilla plants are propagated by cutting, and it takes 18 months. The bean is left growing in a vine for 9 months in order to get its unique flavor. When the bean is picked it has no fragrance or flavor until its dried.

2 other interesting facts about vanilla are:

Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family.

The united state Is the largest consumer of vanilla.