centuries, vanilla beans (Pods) have been one of the most familiar flavours,
fundamental to western cuisine. Commonly used to flavour
desserts, beverages, milk products and coffee, vanilla
is one of the most loved flavours of the western palate.
is believed, the Totonaca people of Mexico were the first
cultivators of vanilla, during MesoAmerican times. They
believed this exotic fruit had been bestowed upon them by
the Gods, and continue to cultivate vanilla today.
the 14th century, the Spanish conquistadors under Cortez,
watched Montezuma, Emperor of the Aztecs, pulverize vanilla
beans, combine them with chocolate and serve it as a drink
in golden goblets to his most honoured guests. The Spanish
caught on quickly and by the middle of the 15th century,
were importing it to Europe to use as a flavour in the manufacture
European explorers and their attendant botanical recorders
and collectors combed the forests of Central and South America,
vanilla beans became more common in Europe. Europeans followed
the example of the tribes in the New World and used vanilla
beans in the production of medicine, as a nerve stimulant and
as an aphrodisiac. They also invented a few of their own
uses, including the flavouring of another New World product,
the early 1800s vanilla plants were growing in botanical
collections in Germany and France. Horticulturists were
experimenting with conditions for its growth. From Europe
it was transported to Reunion, Mauritius and the Malagasy
Republic. In the new tropical colonies, slave labour discovered
that hand pollination of the flowers was necessary to produce
these points, vanilla plants were taken to Indonesia, the
Seychelles, and the Comoros Islands. At approximately the
same time, vanilla was introduced as a crop in Martinique
and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
vanilla beans grows within 20 degrees north and south of the Equator
in the tropical regions of the world.
and Indonesia grow the majority of the worlds vanilla beans.
Other countries around the Pacific rim which grow and supply
vanilla to the world include Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, Philippines,
Fiji, Tonga, India, Guatemala and Costa Rica.
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