Vanilla

Vanilla pods are an indispensable ingredience for flavouring chocolates, ice-creams and cakes. This spice was used in ancient times by the people of Mexico – Toltecs and Aztecs, who used it as an ingridient to prepare energy drinks from cocoa pods and also as a healinginstrument. It is a orchid varieties, which climbs on trees up to two metres. Its home is tropical America.

Health Benefits: It improves heart functions and generally activatesthe organism and helps decrease fever. Also it is a natural antidepressant that eases anxiety and relaxes the mind. It helps with insomnia and anorexia.

Vitamins a minerals: Includes vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals such as manganese, calcium, iron, phosporuss, potassium, sodium, zinc and copper.

Nutritional values in 100 grams: Fat: 0,1 g, Protein: 0,1 g, Fiber 6 g and Carbohydrate 13 g. Energetic value is 1206 kJ.

Country of origin: Mexico