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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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The flavor and aroma characteristics of vanilla differ slightly according to where the plants are grown and how the beans are processed.
Nielsen wrote that the Madagascar crop losses, which he put at about 25% in his NICYRA Bulletin article, were in part offset by the fact that over the past two to three years, new vanilla vines had been planted.
Pure Vanilla Powder offers all the flavour of vanilla in an alcohol-free, readily soluble form, suitable for dry cream filling mixes.
"In the last two or three years the demand for pure vanilla products has gone to the point where demand has exceeded production.
The average consumer today knows that the delicious flavor of vanilla ice cream and many other foods comes from adding vanilla flavoring-and some may know that it is derived from the vanilla bean.
Vainilla de Papantla, said the IMPI, was developed by the Totonaca Indians, who made a special effort to protect genetic diversity and use agricultural practices that contributed to the special aspects of the vanilla beans.
* Vanilla is the fruit of an orchid, the only orchid to bear edible pods.
Remember when choosing an ice cream boiled down to vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or orange sherbet?
American company Nielsen-Massey has added chocolate and Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract to its classic pecan pie.
Classic pecan pie takes on a whole new character with the addition of chocolate and Mexican pure vanilla extract from Nielsen-Massey.
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Paste from Nielsen-Massey gives upscale looks and full vanilla flavor to dessert sauces.
More than 300 flavor components contribute to the complexity and diversity of vanilla. However, these flavors are volatile and easily destroyed by heat and chemicals often associated with vanilla production.