This Colombian bean is plump and chock full of caviar and would be excellent in all recipes that could benefit from the fragrance of traditional vanilla.
These vanilla beans are literally the fruit of an agricultural and community project designed to encourage and support 190 inhabitants of Chocó, home to some of the most diverse collections of vanilla in Colombia. The country is home to one of the largest and most diverse variety of orchids in the world, of which 22 are wild varieties of vanilla.
In many Mesoamerican cultures, vanilla, cacao and roucou are a traditional and popular trio. The three spices, in addition to corn, were the founding ingredients of xocolatl, a Central American, pre-Hispanic beverage consumed by Mayan and Aztec nobles during political reunions. In Maya, vanilla is known as zizbic, in Totonaque, it’s called xanat. Tlilxochitl (black flower), is the Aztec translation.
Each tube contains 1 bean.