Vanilla comes from orchids of the genus Vanilla. While the major species of vanilla orchids are now grown in Madagascar and Reunion Island, although they originally came from Mexico and Guatemala.
The vanilla orchid is a vine-like plant that grows up trees. The vanilla pod is frequently referred to as the bean, they are picked when they are still not ripe, and then plunged into hot water and laid out to dry for anywhere from two to six months.
The vanilla pod contains thousands of tiny black seeds. Vanilla is the most expensive spice, the vanilla extract comes from macerating vanilla beans and mixing them with water and alcohol, it's the most commonly purchased form of vanilla and cheaper than vanilla beans.
Today, the bakeries and ice-cream makers have to use synthetic substitutes that just don’t taste the same due to the high price of the natural vanilla.
ARIEL GLOBAL believes that this situation needs to change, we have been researching this product for the last 3 years and we will start to sell to the local market and export vanilla in 2023 for competitive prices.