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Health Benefits:

Diuretic
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce stress
Pain reliever

Nutrition:

N/A

Did You Know?

  • Vanilla extract has also been shown to be an effective scent used in aromatherapy and patients report it has a calming, soothing effect. It can even be successfully used to combat mild sleep disorders.
  • Quality vanilla beans are fragrant, dark brown or black in color, glossy, moist, supple and long. The tiny black seeds should be scraped from the pod with the point of a paring knife.
  • In the US any product labeled ”vanilla extract ” by law must derive from true vanilla.

Ways to Eat:

  • As a flavoring in ice cream
  • In baked goods or other desserts
  • Add to smoothies

Farming Trivia:

  • Vanilla is the only fruit-bearing member of the orchid family
  • Pure vanilla extract contains 13.35 ounces of vanilla beans per gallon during extraction, according to FDA specifications
  • Nearly 30% of Americans choose vanilla as their No. 1 ice cream flavor (followed by chocolate, at less than 10%)

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.