Vanilla is an orchid

Recently, I read an article on saying only 1% of the vanilla drinks or food come from real vanilla.

The top 2 countries that supply vanilla are Madagascar and Indonesia.

One reason of vanilla supply limit is that it is an orchid and the plant depends on a few specific types of bees or hummingbirds to pollinate its flowers. And each flower blooms within one day.Vanilla Orchid Flower

Most of the vanilla products are made of synthetic vanilla.


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