Nine Facts About Vanilla January 07 2015

1. Vanilla is actually from the orchid family.      2. Vanilla is the 2nd most expensive spice after saffron.   3. Once the flowers bloom they live for 24 hours before wilting and falling to the ground. 4. Charles Marren, a Belgian biologist, discovered that vanilla can only be pollinated by the Melipona bee. They only live in Mexico.    5. Vines can grow up to 30 feet long....
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