About Us & VANILLA

 

Vanilla is a flavouring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla native to Mexico. It is the second most expensive spice after saffron, due to the extensive labour required to grow the vanilla seed pods. Despite its high cost, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture and aromatherapy.

 

Vanilla essence comes in two forms. Real seedpod (natural) extract is an extremely complicated mixture of several hundred different compounds. Synthetic essence, consisting basically of a solution of synthetic vanillin in ethanol, is derived from phenol and is of high purity.

Most imitation vanillas contain vanillin, only one of 171 identified aromatic components of the real vanilla beans. Vanillin can be produced synthetically from lignin. Most synthetic vanillin is a by-product of the pulp and paper industry, and is made from waste sulphate, which contains lignin-sulfonic acid.

 

The beans we sell are of Grade A quality, also called "Gourmet" or "Prime" with a 3035% moisture content.

Vanilla flavouring in food may be achieved by adding vanilla extract or by cooking vanilla pods in the liquid preparation. A stronger aroma may be attained if the pods are split in two, exposing more of a pod's surface area to the liquid.

 

Our product was launched in October 2005 and since then has been selling very well in high end premium stores in Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Goa, Pondicherry and Delhi. We are currently available at over 80 stores nationwide.

 

On a larger scale, we supply gourmet food sections of chains like The Bombay Stores, Max Hypermarket (Spar) and Godrej Nature's Basket stores.