Madagascar Vanilla

From MadaCamp
Jump to: navigation, search

The vanilla orchid is native only to Mexico and relies on a rare black Mexican bee to pollinate naturally. In 1841, a French owned 12-year old slave on Île Bourbon (now Réunion Island) discovered how to hand-pollinate vanilla orchids. Shortly thereafter vanilla plantations were introduced and became commonplace on the island of Madagascar.

Sambava 057.jpg
Madagascar Vanilla 001.jpg Madagascar Vanilla 054.jpg Madagascar Vanilla 009.jpg
Exotic Trade 024.jpg

The type of vanilla grown on Madagascar and in most other locations is Vanilla planifolia, also known as Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. About 70% of the world's real vanilla comes from Madagascar. However, an estimated 95% of all vanilla products contains artificial vanilla. According to a 2019 analysis by XploreMR artificial vanilla is experiencing a drop in demand due to the increasing unpopularity of these products, and the growing trend of using natural flavouring. The best quality Bourbon Vanilla, also called Black Vanilla, is produced primarily around Antalaha, Sambava, Vohemar and Andapa in the northwest of Madagascar.

Madagascar Vanilla 038.jpg

Madagascar Vanilla 002.jpg

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 quorum 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.

Google Newsfeed

Madagascar's Key Vanilla-Producing Region Hit by Cyclone - Yahoo Finance
27-Mar-2024 07:00
MADAGASCAR: vanilla cultivation in the forest threatens 47% of endemic species - AFRIK 21
04-Jan-2024 08:00
Nativa SPA Madagascar Vanilla Soothing Body Oil Review: My Honest Thoughts - STYLECASTER
02-Apr-2024 07:00
The Food Guy: Vanilla's connection to Waukegan - NBC Chicago
21-Dec-2023 08:00
Shoppers With Crepey Skin & Extreme Dryness Turn to This ‘Delicious & Alluring’ Body Oil ‘When All Else Fails’ - SheKnows
07-Apr-2024 07:00
Global Vanilla Market Size To Worth USD 1.64 Billion By 2033 | CAGR of 4.86% - GlobeNewswire
04-Apr-2024 07:00
U.S. Government Supported Farmers Increase Vanilla Sales by 280 Percent | Press Release | Madagascar | U.S. ... - USAID
28-Sep-2023 07:00
A vanilla voyage launches a couple on a journey into DIY extracts - KCRW
08-Dec-2023 08:00
4 Hands Brewing Co. Announces 2024 Madagascar Series Release -
06-Feb-2024 08:00
15 Vanilla Extract Brands, Ranked Worst To Best - Tasting Table
06-Oct-2023 07:00
16 Best Vanilla Perfumes of 2024 - Harper's BAZAAR
29-Feb-2024 08:00
Prova scaling its sustainable vanilla supply chain - Food Business News
21-Dec-2023 08:00
Strengthening vanilla's supply chain through its farmers -
26-Oct-2023 07:00
The 12 Best Vanilla Perfumes of All Time, Hands Down - Who What Wear
15-Mar-2024 07:00
Madagascar: Sourcing Vanilla Sustainably - L'Oreal
16-Oct-2023 19:49
Why the world’s best vanilla is so easy to steal - The Hustle
15-Aug-2023 07:00
15 best vanilla perfumes, according to shopping editors - New York Post
16-Feb-2024 08:00
World's Largest Vanilla Producer Turns to Gold to Boost Reserves - Bloomberg
30-Jun-2023 07:00
The Secret to Smelling ‘Heavenly’ All Day Is This On-Sale Vanilla-Scented Body Lotion That Leaves Skin Super Soft - SheKnows
12-Feb-2024 08:00
The 12 Best Vanilla Perfumes Of All Time, Tested By Beauty Editors - Women's Health
09-Aug-2023 07:00
Cupcakin' brings key lime pie and Madagascar bourbon vanilla treats to Midtown - Atlanta Magazine
07-Nov-2023 08:00
[Video] Virginia Dare celebrates 100 years, discusses vanilla sourcing challenges at IFT FIRST -
14-Aug-2023 07:00
Nielsen-Massey adds alcohol-free vanilla to product line - New Hope Network
09-Sep-2023 01:50
"Vanilla is a highly profitable crop with cured beans, worth $250 to $600 a kilogram" -
25-Aug-2023 07:00
Vanilla Market on the Rise, Anticipated to Hit USD 3,151.76 - GlobeNewswire
26-Jun-2023 07:00
The 14 Best Vanilla Perfumes of 2024 - InStyle
16-Feb-2024 08:00
How Did Madagascar Become the World's Biggest Producer of Vanilla? - Atlas Obscura
10-Dec-2020 08:00
Five things to know about Madagascar - Africanews English
13-Nov-2023 08:00
Madagascar’s Key Vanilla-Producing Region Hit by Cyclone - BNN Bloomberg
27-Mar-2024 16:50
Crisis in Madagascar over hundreds of tonnes of unsold vanilla - Le Monde
20-Apr-2023 07:00
Vanilla Perfume: The Fragrance Trend Everyone Is Loving Right Now - NewBeauty Magazine
07-Sep-2023 07:00
Madagascar lifts minimum export price on vanilla - Mintec
31-May-2023 12:38

Additional information