Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries.
As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE
• Vanilla, an expensive ingredient to import and buy, is the basis of a project led by a UF/IFAS scientist in Homestead to establish a south Florida-grown vanilla industry based on the bean.
• The content of vanillin in a vanilla bean ... READ MORE
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding.
At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among ... READ MORE
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste.
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A tablespoon of vanilla goes a long way. As a key spice in baking, the intoxicating aromatic bean that reminds folks of delicious holiday desserts has a variety of uses throughout the year.
As a bean, it is used to flavor ... READ MORE
Above: Dr. Elias Bassil shows Twyla Leigh the vanilla orchid's development. Next: Developing vanilla orchid fruit pods ("beans") in the UF|IFAS TREC Bassil Lab & shadehouse.
[Banner picture and orchid flower views by ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean.
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