Vanilla Pods and Extract
Vanilla beans are pleasantly fragrant fruit pods obtained locally in Mauritius and from our own garden when available. This highly prized bean is cultivated here in Mauritius as the climate is beneficial to its growth. The tree is fairly easy to establish,although it is a difficult to pollinate the flowers (which are individually pollinated by hand) to increase the success rate. Vanilla beans are one of the most expensive spices, used especially as a flavoring in wide array of sweet-drinks and confectioneries. Its health benefits include help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism. Controlling heart rate and blood pressure.