Vanilla grows as a vine and climbing up an existing tree, pole, or other support. This is one of the most expensive spices in Sri Lanka because of the high labor involved in its cultivation. So, The plant is growing in the hill country conditions in Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka, mainly growing areas are Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, and Kegalle districts. also now a days it is spreading to Daraniyagala, Ratnapura, Sinharaja rain forest area.
Our beans/pods feature pure Ceylon Certified Organic (USDA), also, the best Vanilla you can buy from Sri Lanka.
Vanilla is ancient to Totonaco Indians of Mexico who were the first keepers of the secrets of vanilla. When they were defeated by the Aztecs they were demanded to relinquish their exotic fruit, vanilla pods. Later Aztecs were defeated by the Spanish and Spaniard Hernando Cortez, the Spanish mariner, returned to Spain with the precious plunder of vanilla beans, which were combined with cocoa to make an unusual and pleasing drink. For eighty years this special beverage enjoyed by the nobility and the very rich.
Cultivation and Uses
Vanilla is an economically important crop as it is the source of natural vanillin. So, Vanillin is the main product extracting from vanilla. because, It is using as a flavor ingredient in the confectionery industry, perfumery, and pharmaceutical industries.
The aroma and flavor of the cured bean/pod are the characteristics that determine the bean’s commercial value on the world market. so, The processing preserves the maximum aroma and flavor as well as the physical appearance.
finally, The warm beans are wrapping in a dark-colored cotton fabric.
After a day they opening to dry in the open sun for an hour. For about a week, the beans should be left for two hours a day to dry in the sun and rolled in cloth between drying session. as a result, At this stage the beans will become quite supple.
For the next two or three months, the beans should be spread on racks in the shade or in well-ventilated rooms to allow their full flavor and fragrance to develop. After the curing process, beans are sorting in an open airy place. then grading, according to length before they are bundling for shipment. By this time, their aroma will reach a quite remarkable state.
As a Leading supplier in Sri Lanka, Acril Tea supply fully hand cured vanilla beans to the international market.
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