Top 20 Valuable And Rare Spices In The World - P2.Vanilla.


( Considered the second most expensive spice in the world, commanding a handsome price of up to USD $200 per pound of vanilla beans, this ‘little pod’ (what vanilla means), is everywhere! Cookies, ice cream, desserts and the majority of sweet treats.

Madagascar which produce the best quality vanilla pods possible. Why so expensive? Because the flowers have to be artificially hand-pollinated and then once ripened, the fruits also have to be hand-picked. This is a labor intensive process that requires daily harvesting. Pure vanilla extract costs approximately USD $2-$3 per fluid ounce in international markets.

Vanilla is a flavoring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily from the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla

Vanilla is the second-most expensive spice after saffron, because growing the vanilla seed pods is labor-intensive. Despite the expense, vanilla is highly valued for its flavor. As a result, vanilla is widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture, and aromatherapy.

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Deluna Nguyen (Collect) - WCSA - World Qintessence Academy ( Source of photo : Internet)