Vanilla Pods Drying in the Sun, Bras-Panon, Réunion Island

Long, brown pods drying on a wooden rack in the sunView Full Resolution

This photo shows vanilla pods drying in the sun, on Bras-Panon, Réunion Island, a territory of France, east of Madagascar. Vanilla production is very expensive, which keeps the cost of genuine vanilla extract high and creates a strong incentive for artificial flavoring using vanillin.
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Alex Zorach

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