Vanilla tehitensis Vanilla is the second most expensive spice worldwide
due to the extensive labor required to grow the vanilla seed pods.
Despite the expense, it is highly valued for its flavor which is
described as pure, spicy, and delicate and its complex floral aroma
depicted as a peculiar bouquet.
Despite its high cost, vanilla is
widely used in both commercial and domestic baking, perfume manufacture,
aromatherapy and craft brewing.
Vanilla has been most commonly used in
Porters, Stouts and other dark rich beers.