Quick Facts: Vanilla

Plant Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)

Genus: Vanilla
Species: Vanilla planifolia

Plant Part Used: The ripe fruit (pod)

Origin: South East México and Guate­mala
Description: non-pungent spice; sweet, pleasant perfumed aroma; woody or smoky flavor

All About Vanilla

Featured Image:By Malcolm Manners from Lakeland FL, USA – Vanilla planifolia, CC BY 2.0,

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