• Summer Strawberries with Vanilla Bean Preserves

  • $12.00

  • Description

    This is a soft set, silky and delicate jam.  Ripe strawberries steeped in organic cane sugar with lemon juice and Madagascar Vanilla Beans.  The vanilla bean lends a roundness to the jam that it needs this late in the season and together they make something more wonderful than either on its own...

    Until the mid-19th century, Mexico was the chief producer of vanilla. In 1819, however, French entrepreneurs shipped vanilla beans to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius in hopes of producing vanilla there. After Edmond Albius, a 12-year-old slave from Réunion Island, discovered how to pollinate the flowers quickly by hand, the pods began to thrive. Soon the tropical orchids were sent from Réunion Island to the Comoros Islands and Madagascar along with instructions for pollinating them. By 1898, Madagascar, Réunion, and the Comoros Islands produced 200 metric tons of vanilla beans, about 80% of world production. Madagascar is now responsible for 97% of the world's vanilla bean production.  Thank you Edmond...



     

  • Summer Strawberries with Vanilla Bean Preserves
  • Summer Strawberries with Vanilla Bean Preserves

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