Vanilla planifolia L.
Kosher certified

Vanilla Absolute Madagascar

Vanilla planifolia L.
Botanical family : Orchidaceae
Method of culture : Traditional
Part harvested : Fruits
Harvest period :
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CAS TSCA : 8024-06-4
INCI : Vanilla planifolia fruit extract


Gourmand

Gourmand
Vanilla like

In the middle of the plant

Vanilla is the fruit of a delicate vine, the vanilla plant. The twisted, fleshy stem wraps around the chosen support and moves toward the light with aerial roots, like the pepper plant. At the axils of the thick, shiny leaves bloom clusters of ephemeral flowers, large, yellow-green orchids with a delicate fragrance. Being hermaphrodite, they cannot be fertilized without the intervention of the Melipona, a stingless bee endemic to Central America. The fruit that develops on this plant after fertilization is a green, fleshy, odorless pod or bean containing a multitude of small black seeds. Vanilla pods are collected once mature and then undergo various traditional treatments and curing that develop their flavor as the glucovanillin transforms into vanillin. The absolute extracted from vanilla has a delicious, balsamic, vanilla scent with a woody facet.

Native to Mexico, the Aztecs used vanilla to flavor cocoa. The plant was discovered by the Conquistadors in the 16th century and was subsequently imported into Europe by Hernan Cortès. This began the Spanish monopoly on vanilla that would last 300 years, for, despite all efforts to grow the vanilla plants imported to the West, the vine remained sterile. It was not until 1841 that a young Réunion slave named Edmond Albius happened to perform, by chance, the first manual fertilization of the vanilla flower. From that time on, several plantations developed, especially in Madagascar, which is now the largest producer of vanilla in the world. In ancient Mexico, vanilla was given the Aztec name tlilxotchitl, meaning “black pod” or “black mother.” In the 17th century, it was renamed vaynilla which means “little sheath” in Spanish.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Extraction of the resinoid with ethanol
Appearance Red-brown to dark brown oily liquid
Constituents Vanillin, vanillic acid, parahydroxybenzaldéhyde (pHB),pHB acid


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary