Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A to Z / V is for Vanilla

Vanilla.  I learned that the vanilla bean comes from an orchid.  Did you know that less than 1 percent of the vanilla used in the world actually comes from the vanilla bean.  Most of what we eat is artificial vanilla.  It takes 5-7 pounds of beans to produce 1 pound of vanilla.  It is one of the most expensive spices in the world, second only to saffron. 


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