Oaxaca Vanilla Bean
The Mexican region of Oaxaca is one of the only place in the world where wild vanilla grows. The orchid vines grow in the heart of the Oaxacan forests, using citrus and banana trees for support. Once they have been collected, vanilla beans are traditionally sealed in bags, then left in the sun for 5 hours a day over 15 days.
This process results in tender, fragrant pod with an appetizing coffee color. In ancient times vanilla wasn’t used for cooking because it was offered to the Aztec emperor Montezuma as a tribute, while women combined it with mamey seed oil in order to make their hair lucious.
This is one of the highest quality vanillas available!