Why is this, when Natural Vanilla has been described as the "Nector Of The Gods" and is in such high demand? - It comes down to money. Natural Vanilla is very expensive, the main reasons being: -
The vanilla plant (Vanilla planifolia) is grown as a perennial herbaceous vine to a height of 4- 5 metres (although it can grow up to 25 metres high). Because it is a vine, it needs the support of trees or poles. It takes up to 3 years or so to flower. These large white flowers have a deep narrow trumpet that develops into a long green pod (12 -15 cm long) and looks like a big green bean. This takes a few months. Even then, these pods must remain on the vine for 8 or 9 months. Once these pods or beans are harvested, they beans must be put through a curing process to turn them into the fragrant brown vanilla pods of commerce with their signature aroma. This process may involve curing via sun drying, oven heating or hot water causing the glucosides to break down into vanillin which can accumulate as white crystals on the surface of the bean.
What then is the difference between Synthetic Vanilla and Natural Vanilla?
Vanilla (or Vanilla Fragrans as genuine Vanilla is known) is
a tropical orchid and so will only grow in countries or areas
that are located near the Equator. Consequently, it is commonly
grown in countries such as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar,
the Philippines, Mexico, Indonesia,Tahiti, Tonga, East Africa
and Costa Rica.
However, pure natural Vanilla is still the best, but it isn't cheap. The tropical climate and naturally organic environment of Vanuatu make it an ideal country for the production of tropical and organic vanilla.
Vanilla has been long regarded as an aphrodisiac.
Why is this and is there any truth to this claim?
is little doubt that Vanilla is a natural aphrodisiac. Whether
Vanilla's power of seduction is due to some sexy, stimulating
ingredients or simply because of it's sensual, calming scent
and exotic taste, is a matter of debate. Either way - who cares
as long as it works!
you can see, pure natural Vanilla and Vanilla Extract have a
lot of health benefits to offer. However, it is the fragrance
of Vanilla that implicitly acts upon sexual stimulation in both
men and women. So what are you waiting for?
If you're a man, check out our tantilizing "Eruptable" Range. Vanilla blends well with Sandalwood, which can also be found throughout this range. Make sure you look for our Vanilla-based Aftershave and Eau de Cologne for Men!
For those of you who love the combination of Vanilla & Virgin Coconut Oil, you can't go past our "CocoVan" Range.
Whatever you prefer, we have something just for you. Apply them to your daily life and enjoy!
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