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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 IMPI's move to create a special protection for Mexican vanilla represents a renaissance for the industry, which went dormant during the 1950s with the discovery of oil in Veracruz and the expansion of the more profitable cattle and citrus industries.
It's a shame because it is a 100% Mexican product," said Alfredo Lopez, sales director at Gaya Vai-Mex, a Veracruz-based processor that makes vanilla extract and Xanath, a vanilla liqueur.
Some Mexican vanilla producers would like the Mexican government to go further and ban production of artificial vanilla substitutes.
The calories drop to about 200 for vanilla, and stay in the high 200s for the fancier flavors.
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The cookbook also introduces recipes using some of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas new pure flavor extracts: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract and Pure Coffee Extract.
Throughout their more than 100 year history, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has earned its reputation as a manufacturer of the finest extracts in the world.
People who prefer French Vanilla, a rich vanilla ice cream with a hint of egg, are team players who work behind the scenes to do the work it takes for the group to succeed, without craving the spotlight or attention of center stage.
Next time you are in the freezer aisle scooping up a carton of vanilla, don't forget to see who is scooping up the vanilla carton next to you," said Alan R.
Pure Vanilla Powder offers all the flavour of vanilla in an alcohol-free, readily soluble form, suitable for dry cream filling mixes.
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