Vanilla Bean Powder
The mythology of the pre-Columbian Totonac tribe (who resided in what is now Mexico) refers to vanilla as an aphrodisiac, and it is still used for that purpose in aromatherapy today. Vanilla’s sweet, mild flavor is one of the most popular the world over, and while it is considered “plain”, it is really a complex layering of sweet and spicy flavors that have been used for centuries to flavor everything from chocolate to milk. Today, the US is the world’s leading importer and consumer of vanilla beans. While vanilla extract is widely used as a flavoring, many gourmet chefs insist that true vanilla flavor can only be derived from the pod itself. In addition to its use as a food flavoring, vanilla is used to scent everything from perfumes to candles and lotions. It is also used in medicine as a flavoring and to improve the appetite.
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