We sell Madagascan gourmet grade real vanilla pods imported fresh from the tropical island paradise of Madagascar. We sell retail and wholesale vanilla, contact us with your requirements. The type of vanilla grown on Madagascar and in most other locations is Vanilla planifolia, also known as Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. About 97% of the world's real vanilla comes from Madagascar. However, an estimated 95% of all vanilla products contains artificial vanilla. The best quality Bourbon Vanilla, also called Black Vanilla, is produced primarily around Antalaha, Sambava, Vohemar and Andapa in the northwest of Madagascar.
In ancient times, vanilla was said to have aphrodisiac effects and help against fever. Although these properties remain scientifically unverified, it is known that vanilla increases levels of catecholamines, including epinephrine, more commonly known as adrenaline. In an in-vitro test, vanilla was able to block quorom sensing in bacteria. In many bacteria, quorum sensing signals function as a switch for virulence in that microbes only become virulent when these signals indicate that they have the numbers to resist the host immune system response. The essential oils of vanilla and vanillin are often used in aromatherapy.
We import direct from Madagascar gourmet grade real vanilla pods and offer a wide range of other organic spices such as Guatemalan green cardamom, Sri Lankan cinnamon sticks, Indian ginger powder, organic saffron tea and saffron sugar candy & more treats from around the globe. We are always extending our range plus our delightful gifts section with many new exciting brands like Bulgarian artisan honey producer Wild Honey of Bulgaria who won Great Taste Gold Star Award 2017 for their incredibly delicious raw honeydew made in Strandtja mountain oak forests in Bulgaria.