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Vanilla is Mexico’s gift to the world!

06 / 10 / 2017

Of subtle and essential aroma for our desserts and saucers, the vanilla was born in the Totonac region, where now are the cities of Veracruz and Papantla. Before being considered an ingredient of delicatessen in the world, the Mayas and Aztecs were enriched with their flavor through a cocoa drink that was tasted by nobles and warriors.

Legend says that vanilla was born out of the impossible love between Princess Tzacopontziza and the young Xcatan-oxga. The princess's father, King Teniztli confined her to a temple. But one day he ran away with the young man; during their escape they encountered the priests of the temple so they condemned them to death for their love. Their bodies remained in a ravine, where lately an orchid grew and began to give off an exquisite aroma. The priests declared it as a sacred plant and called it xanath, now known as vanilla.

Its present name we owe it to the Spaniards, who due to their similarity with the sheaths of swords, baptized it like "vanilla". It is member of the orchid family and is the only one that, unlike other similar flowers, produces fruits.

Mexican vanilla is quite popular and part of the 15 national products with designation of origin. In almost all the world it is used for flavoring and it’s frequently used in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Vanilla is commonly used to make desserts, malts, ice creams and cookies. In addition, its consumption contributes nutrients like: iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.


Now that you know its story, tell us how do you enjoy your Vanilla Molina more?