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Also Known As : Common vanilla
Technical Name : Vanilla planifolia


Taste Profile

It has sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Vanilla can be used to enhance the flavour of beverages.
  2. It can be used in most desserts such as ice creams, cakes, candy and puddings to give a nice flavour and aroma.

Common names and forms

  1. Natural Vanilla
  2. Vanilla Pods
  3. Vanilla Pods & seeds
  4. Vanilla Seeds
  5. vanilla syrup


Vanilla is a tropical climbing orchid that has large fragrant greenish-yellow flowers and long fleshy pods containing seeds. It has a perfumed aroma and is a flavour used in sweet dishes.

Health benefits

  • Vanilla is effective in treating depression and anxiety.(1)
  • Intake of vanilla aids weight loss.(1)
  • It also helps to get relief from nausea.(1)
  • Vanilla has properties which help fight toothache and infections.(1)
  • It can be helpful to treat digestive problems.(1)

Selection Guide

Check the "best before" date while purchasing.


Vanilla can cause skin irritation and inflammation. It can also cause headache and sleep problems.(2)

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