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 also. 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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