La’au Lapa’au | Vanilla Is Anything But Vanilla

Vanilla companies seem to be lacking in their plant ID skills. You so rarely see any vanilla products with the correct flower on the label. While I can’t speak for everyone, I think I may have a hunch as to why most companies slap a white PhalaenopsisDendrobium, or any of the other orchid flowers that could remotely pass for being Vanilla on their products. At the same time, it also explains the rather pricey nature of Vanilla “beans.”  […]

Source: Vanilla Is Anything But Vanilla — In Defense of Plants

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