COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
WHAT IS IT?
Madagascan Vanilla Pods are universally renowned as the best vanilla pods in the world. Of course, this comes with a price attached, commanding up to £480 per kg of vanilla beans. It is the second most expensive spice in the world after Saffron.
HOW IS IT MADE?
A combination of a perfect climate, soil conditions and diligent farmers means that the produce is of the highest standards. The vanilla pods are frozen and ground into a fine powder using food grade metal blades. The result is a very flavoursome vanilla powder with a high vanillin content.
WHY DO WE LIKE IT?
We add this to our signature protein blends to create a natural, rich and creamy vanilla taste.
There are also a few health benefits to the Vanilla plant. These little seeds have been shown to demonstrate antimicrobial properties and antioxidant action which helps to protect against disease and ageing.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING TO IMPROVE?
We are looking into suppliers that can offer direct trade relationships with local growers. We feel this is the most successful way to ensure our sustainability and ethical principle for our suppliers can be met to ensure their workers are looked after.