Vanilla planifolia

Chapter

Abstract

Vanilla planifolia originated from Mesoamerica – Mexico and Guatemala. The Totonac Indians of Papantla in north-central Vera Cruz, were the earliest to cultivate vanilla and the oldest use of vanilla use related to the pre-Columbian Maya of southeasten Mexico (Lubinsky et al. 2008). It has been cultivated and escaped or persisted in many areas of the tropics and the south Pacific. Today, the most important exporters are Madagascar and Réunion (formerly called Bourbon), even before México. In Asia, Indonesia is the most successful producer.

Keywords

Ferulic Acid Vanillic Acid Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity Vanillyl Alcohol Nervonic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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