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.