600 vanilla orchids must be hand-pollinated in order to create 6 kilograms of green, unprocessed vanilla beans.
Those 6 kilograms (13.2 pounds) of green vanilla beans will produce 1 kilogram of dried, black, "export-ready" vanilla.
Vanilla is the world's most complex spice, boasting over 400 individual flavor components in a single bean.
The global vanilla market is worth $580 million as of 2020, and is expected to grow by 4.7% until 2026.
We're here to put money, equity, and dignity into the hands of the people who grow our food. We build new supply-chains from farms that have never exported before. Ineffective supply-chains have created cycles of poverty that can only be solved through direct-trade relationships and fair business practices.
If we want to enjoy great vanilla and spices for years to come, it's time we invest in the people and communities who cultivate them.
Smallholder farmers are the backbone of our global food supply, and we believe it's time to begin investing in them. The two most important segments of the supply-chain are the farmer and the consumer, and by bridging the gap between the two, products are both fresher and more economical.
From the Northern peninsula of Sulawesi, to the mountains of Vietnam, to the jungles of West India, we travel far and deep to source our raw ingredients. Our products are manufactured and distributed in the United States, and we have plans to launch a launch a manufacturing center in Indonesia in 2021.
Our partner farmers work tirelessly to maintain superior quality in their crops. We believe in bringing those fundamental values into our manufacture. We produce dozens of different vanillas, extracts, and flavorings for a variety of applications, from ice creams and chocolates to beverages and perfumes.
We believe that fine vanilla is composed of much more than simply a high vanillin content. We take into account all flavor substances and work to create entire flavor profiles. Our manufacturing process involves a cold-extraction method takes weeks instead of days, because we're focused on preservation of micro-substances such as p-hydroxy benzaldehyde and vanillic acid, rather than just vanillin.
Origin Vanilla branded products work well in retail outlets like gourmet food stores, boutiques, gift shops, and . Our product line is specialty and consumers trust our brand for quality and authenticity. You can be sure you won't be competing with large grocery chains when choosing to carry Origin Vanilla products in your store.
Our products are branded as exclusive and high-quality, catering to a new emerging wave of consumers.We provide marketing material and work with retailers to market our products on an ongoing basis.
We offer a variety of vanilla and non-vanilla flavoring applications for frozen, dairy, beverage, and snack food industries. Working with Origin gives you peace of mind knowing you'll receive a fresh, quality product at a fair price. We create custom applications in partnership with our commercial customers.
Chefs, restaurants, hotels, bakeries, breweries, and food/beverage manufacturers trust us for tasty, functional, and sustainable flavoring solutions.