News — Vanilla Bean Pods
Vanilla beans are pod-shaped fruits that are grown on a climbing orchid of the Vanilla genus. Naturally, vanilla orchids are only pollinated by hummingbirds and bees found in their native land - tropical Central and Southern America*.When grown elsewhere, pollination by hand is necessitated. It boosts the costs as it is a painstaking process. A vanilla pod can be anywhere from 6 to 12 inches long, and each one contains thousands of tiny seeds stuck to the walls. The vanilla flavour can be credited to the sticky resin surrounding the seeds and the pod wall. It is only released when...