Madagascar Vanilla Bean: 5 facts

Madagascar Vanilla Bean: 5 facts

An occasional highlight of the carefully sourced and considered ingredients for Coco Fine Foods products.

Madagascar Vanilla Beans: 5 facts

  1. Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the Orchid flower family.
  2. It is the 2nd most expensive spice in the world after Saffron and 75% is produced in Madagascar on the island of Reunion.
  3. The flower that produces the vanilla bean lasts only one day and the beans take at least 3 years to grow. They are then hand-picked, cured, wrapped, and dried in a process that takes 4 to 6 months.
  4. Best quality vanilla beans are fragrant, dark brown or black in color, glossy, moist, supple and long.
  5. In the current market, vanilla beans by weight cost about the same as silver.

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