Original vanilla pods. Bourbon
Original Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar, approx. 14cm, fleshy, 2 pieces.
The Bourbon Vanilla consists of the fermented fruit of the orchid species Vanilla planifolia. It is referred to as the "Queen of Spices". You can scrape out the seeds and the surrounding liquid, the so-called Vanilla pulp, and grind the pods or cook them whole.
To flavour sugar it is sufficient to keep a vanilla pod together with the sugar in an airtight container for several weeks.
Genuine vanilla is indispensable in the production of desserts, pastries and ice cream. It also harmonises well with fish, seafood and white meats.
Info: Vanillin is just one of the few flavours of vanilla. It is chemically related to human pheromones. But is this proof of vanilla`s rumoured aphrodisiac effect? In any case, vanilla is a spice with wonderful flavours that cannot be replaced with artificial vanilla powder, and is a must for many desserts.