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va·nil·la

(vă-nil'ă),
The cured, full-grown, unripe fruit of Vanila planifolia (Mexican or Bourbon vanilla) or of V. tahitensis (Tahiti vanilla), orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to Mexico and cultivated in other tropic countries; a flavoring agent.
[Sp. vainilla, little pod]

vanilla

(vă-nĭl′ă) [Sp. vainilla, little sheath]
Any one of a group of tropical orchids. The cured seed pods of Vanilla planifolia contain an aromatic substance, also called vanilla, that is used for flavoring.
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Perez Garcia said the certification has helped vanilla become a profitable crop, since 80% of Mexico's production is exported.
In Mukono, hundreds of farmers have abandoned vanilla for coffee.
Take 2 cups vanilla ice cream, 1 cup whole milk, and 1tsp vanilla extract.
6 VANILLA pods can be kept for up to three or four years if stored properly.
In front of this audience, Dr Bertram explained: "With this new plant, we are completing the cycle of responsible vanilla production on site.
Bertram said : "With this new plant, we are completing the cycle of responsible vanilla production on site.
Use beans in foods where vanilla is the defining flavour, such as custard and ice cream.
This is fabulous served with vanilla pod ice cream that we get from Artisan Foods in Blaydon, or you could use a spoonful of mascarpone, creme fraiche or even some natural yoghurt.
The Tahitians were cooking fish in saltwater with vanilla added.
These were the strange vanilla orchids that his master was so preoccupied with, and which were also the source of his vexation, because for a long time he had been looking for a method of fecundating the flowers in order for them to produce pods, which were selling for lucrative prices on the spice market.