Vanilla originated in Mexico where it was used as a flavoring for the Aztec drink Chocolate.
Vanilla beans are the pods harvested from fruit-bearing orchids and then cured. Nielsen-Massey uses an exclusive cold process to produce their pure organic vanilla extract.
Their process slowly extracts the maximum flavor from the finest obtainable organic vanilla pods without heat damaging the delicate essence. The result is unsurpassed rich flavor. This pure Organic Vanilla Extract is an acohol based extract.