- Recipe Ideas
- About Us
- Supplying Your Business
- Flavour Expertise
DELICIOUS IN SWEET DISHES
Vanilla's sweet, slightly smoky aroma and taste, has made it one of the world's most poplular flavours for sweet dishes.
The Aztec Indians in Mexico used Vanilla Pods to flavour their chocolate drink Xoco-latl. Vanilla Pods are picked green when they have no scent. The lengthy curing process, which develops Vanillas fragrant aroma, is one reason for its high cost. Good quality Vanilla Pods give an even better flavour than essence and can be re-used many times.
Vanilla Pods should be a rich, deep brown colour, somewhat wrinkled in appearance but still supple and resilient. The complex, but subtle, fruity 'bouquet' develops with age and is long lasting. Vanillin is the primary flavour constituent of vanilla beans.