Origins of Vanilla

Vanilla: The Black Flower of the Aztecs

Vanilla was already highly valued in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (especially in Mexico) and was introduced into Europe by Spanish conquistadors, extending to the rest of the world later. The history of vanilla is associated with that of chocolate. Its origin is Mexican. Before the Mexicas, and the Mayans, enriched with vanilla their thick drink made with […]

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