Vanilla

Vanilla

Vanilla, known long ago to Indians of Middle America, came to, together with cocoa and other until then unknown fruits of the New World, win hearts of gourmands around the world since the discovery of America. Mayas, and later on Aztecs, called vanilla “tlilxochitl” and used it mainly for their royal chocolate drinks. Europeans discovered and came to like vanilla back in 17th century. They used it as a cur for man diseases, and due to its smell and taste, as an additive to food and drinks. Vanilla was, for a good reason, considered an powerful aphrodisiac.