Green Harvest

 

Code

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 SP19

Hindi Name

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Vanilla 

English Name

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Vanilla 

Botanical_Name

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Vanilla planifolia Andrews 

Description 

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Vanilla, a member of the orchid family is a climbing monocot possessing a stout, succulent stem; short petioled, oblong leaves; about 20 cm long. The inflorescence is a raceme with 20 or more flowers. Flowers are 6 cm long, 2.5 cm wide, either yellowish green or white. Fruit popularly known as beans or pod is a capsule, nearly cylindrical and about 20 cm long  

Uses

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Vanilla is used mainly as a flavouring material; a critical intermediary in a host of pharmaceutical products and as a subtle component of perfumes. As a flavouring agent, it is used in the preparation of ice creams, milk, beverages, candies, confectionaries and various bakery items.