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It is the ancient

Totonaco

Indians of Mexico who were the first keepers of the secrets of vanilla. When they were defeated by the Aztecs, they were demanded to relinquish their exotic fruit of the Tlilxochitl vine, vanilla pods. When, in turn, the Aztecs were defeated by the conquering Spaniard, Hernando Cortez, he returned to Spain with the precious plunder - vanilla beans - which were combined with cacao to make an unusual and pleasing drink. For eighty years, this special beverage was only enjoyed by the nobility and the very rich. Then, in 1602, Hugh Morgan, apothecary to Queen Elizabeth I, suggested that vanilla could be used as a flavoring all by itself, and the versatility of the exotic bean was finally uncovered. http://www.nielsenmassey.com/historyofvanilla.htm

History of vanillaSlide3

Indonesia

Mexico

TahitiMadagasar (pictured)Costa RicaIndiaUgandaJamacia

Where is vanilla grown?Slide4

Vanilla beans are the fruit of an orchid

Vanilla beans are hand pollinated when the flower opens

The beans are picked greenThe beans are then cured for 3-6 monthsThe liquid vanilla is made from the hot or cold extraction process where a water/alcohol mix is circulated over and through the beans this process can take 3-5 weeksThe entire cultivation process from planting to market can take five to six years! How is Vanilla Grown? Slide5

Vanilla Video ClipSlide6

How often are vanilla beans harvested?

Three times a year

Twice a yearOnce a yearAnswer: CVanilla FactsSlide7

Who is credited with introducing Vanilla to the USA?

George Washington

Thomas JeffersonDolly MadisonTeddy Roosevelt Answer: BThomas Jefferson brought vanilla beans back after serving as ambassador to the king of France in the late 1700’sVanilla factsSlide8

Vanilla helps eliminate odors

Put a vanilla bean under the seat of your car to eliminate musty odors

Add a few drops of vanilla to a can of paint to reduce the odorThe USA consumes 1200 tons of vanilla beans a year!Vanilla is used on the hands of fisherman to mask their smell so fish won’t detect themA teaspoon of vanilla can cut acidity in tomato sauces Other Vanilla FactsSlide9

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