Vanilla Trade

Mexicaanse Vanille
 Mexicaanse Vanille

Mexican Gourmet Vanilla - the original pleasure
Did you actually know that Mexico is the country of origin of the vanilla? Since centuries the finest gourmet's vanilla is grown here and produced through elaborated procedures in traditional ways. Up till far in the 19-th century Mexico had the monopoly on the vanilla cultivation. At that time the plants still depended on a special kind of bee (Melipoma), which is only spread in Mexico, for their pollination.

Today every single flower of the vanilla plants is fertilised carefully by hand. The vanilla-beans mature during nine to ten months, until they are juicy-green and are harvested one by one per hand. In an elaborate process, including drying several weeks in the sun and to the sorting into qualities, the beans develop the unique aroma of our Mexican Gourmet Vanilla.

As a "black flower“ (tlixochitl) the Mexican vanilla was already very much appreciated by the Aztecs. They used the noble spice to flavour their chocolate with it. Still today the Mexican Gourmet Vanilla is deemed by gourmets and professionals, as the most original and finest of all kinds of vanilla.

Mexican Gourmet Vanilla – Tips voor het gebruik

So much vanilla you need for ...
... ½ litres of aromatic vanilla rum: 2 vanilla-beans
... 1 litre of vanilla vinegar: 3-4 vanilla-beans.
... 1 litre of vanilla oil: 5 vanilla-beans
... 1 litre of vanilla ice-cream: 4 vanilla-beans.

You can further use scraped out vanilla beans to produce fragrant vanilla sugar or tasty vanilla milk.
Vanilla vinegar or vanilla oil is very tasty in salads and with roasted crustaceans.
Give two vanilla-beans cut open along and halved as well as a pinch of salt in 200 ml olive or grape-seed oil and let the oil rest for some days.
For the vinegar you mix a cut open vanilla-pod with 2 cm of fresh ginger thinly sliced and 250 ml apple vinegar. Let the vinegar rest in a close glass about 4 weeks to absorb the flavour & shake from time to time.