Know All About Vanilla by vanillabeans88


									Crucial Facts That You Must Know About Vanilla Beans
Rich vanilla beans are obtained from the tropical climbing
orchid. Mayan used it as a chocolate flavouring agent before
Spanish people came there. Vanilla beans are native to the rain
forest of Central America and recently it is being used
throughout the globe. The name of the orchid is Vanilla
planifolia and vanilla beans come with high price and it is
because of the rich origin.
There you can find three major types of vanilla plants. Vanilla
planifolia is the most popular and other two vanilla producing
plants are Vanilla pompona and Vanilla tahitiensis but Vanilla
planifolia produces the finest class of Vanilla.
Vanilla beans are mainly used as a flavouring agent because it
can add an aesthetic aroma and flavour to any food items.
If you want to get the best flavour of vanilla beans then you
have to buy the best quality beans from the market. Good
quality vanilla beans are dark coloured, moist and wrinkly. Do
not worry if you find some crystals inside or outside the vanilla
because crystallized vanilla comes with better quality.
In order to use it for cooking purpose, it is really important to cut
the vanilla beans with a sharp knife. When you are cutting the
vanilla, do not forget to use the knife for scrapping out the
sticky black seeds or “caviar” inside. You can use the both pods
and seeds of vanilla and you can simmer it in a cream for
making custard or pudding. If you want to get the strong flavour
of vanilla then you should use the seeds only. With the help of
vanilla beans, you can easily prepare your own vanilla sugar. If
you do not have an empty jar then you can put it in a jar of
granulated sugar for a few weeks in order to make homemade
vanilla sugar. You can make a lot of deserts with the help of
vanilla beans.
It is true that the vanilla beans are bit costly but they are really
worth the price. If you are looking for buying vanilla beans for
culinary usages then you should buy it from a reputed spice
merchant. Nowadays you will easily find a lot of online stores
are selling vanilla beans or pods and some of them are offering
good discounted price as well. You can easily buy good quality
vanilla beans online.
Now it is time to know about vanilla extract-
Vanilla extract is the extracted form of vanilla and it is mainly
used for different types of cooking purposes. At the same time
vanilla extract is used for medicinal and home purposes also.
The best advantage of using vanilla extract is that it does not
come with any kind of expiry date so that you can use it for an
indefinite time. Vanilla is really well known for having aesthetic
aromatic flavour and taste. Commercial vanilla is made with
35% alcohol.
Nowadays vanilla extract has become an inevitable part of
kitchen. With vanilla, you can do a lot of things. Vanilla is
mainly used as flavouring agent for baking and cooking
because vanilla has been really well known for adding flavour
to any food items. Vanilla extract comes with a very strong
flavour and a few drops of it is enough for bringing a soothing
flavour to the food.
Vanilla extract has both domestic and commercial usages and
it is highly popular all over the world.
Now here I am going to tell you about the different usages of
vanilla extract-
Culinary usages-
Vanilla is hugely popular for its culinary usages. It is mainly
used for adding flavour to the sweet dishes and ice creams.
Vanilla extract is used in chocolate in order to make the taste
better. Vanilla extract can easily enhance the taste of cakes,
cookies, pastries, ice creams, custards etc. Vanilla is widely
used in confectionary purposes.
Another great usage of vanilla extract is microwave
deodorizing. If you are getting a bad odour from your
microwave then you must apply heated vanilla extract there
and it will easily eliminate the bad smell from your microwave.
Use as perfume
There are lots of people who use vanilla extract as a perfume
just because of its awesome smell. You can apply a few drops
of vanilla extract on your wrist and you will smell great. Due to
its excellent smell, vanilla extract is used in perfumed industry
Relieve from burn pain
Vanilla extract can give you instant relief from the pain of small
burn. Due to having alcohol presence, vanilla comes with a
cooling effect.
Nowadays you can easily buy vanilla extract from any online
shop. There you can find a lot of websites available who sell
vanilla extract for a very reasonable price and you can easily
buy from them. When you are going to buy online, make sure
that you are buying it from a reputed shop.

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