- Package Size: 4oz
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 4oz
Product ID: A286001
Vanilla, The most popular flavor in the world, originated in Mexico. Brought to Europe about 1520 by the explorer Cortez, it was first used only in conjuction with cacao beans in a drink called Chocolati. Since 1602 it has been enjoyed as a flavor by itself. Grown mainly in Madagascar and Indonesia, as well as other minor areas, the vanilla bean, or pod, is the only edible fruit-bearing orchid. Each must be hand pollinated to produce a pod which requires a labor intensive 3-6 month curing process to develop full flavor. About 5 pounds of harvested pods produce only 1 pound of cured pods. 4oz. Gluten Free.