vanilla pod

Vanilla is generally sold in pod format, which usually comes from Africa, after a long manufacturing process. The best quality vanilla pods are undoubtedly recognizable starting from their dark brown colour, and have particularly antiseptic and above all aphrodisiac nutritional properties. Vanilla is an ingredient that can never be missing in the preparation of special desserts or, in the ethnic cuisine of Asian countries, even in the preparation of some meat-based second courses.

Use in cooking

Vanilla pods are mainly used in the preparation of various types of desserts, from cakes to puddings, although it can also be used for the preparation of savory dishes.


Vanilla should be stored in a cool, dark and dry place, although it should never be placed inside the refrigerator.


Among the plants that belong to the Orchidaceae family, vanilla is the only one that produces edible fruits.

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