Curing of Vanilla

Chaim Frenkel, Arvind S. Ranadive, Javier Tochihuitl Vázquez, Daphna Havkin-Frenkel

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7 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Vanilla Science and Technology
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781405193252
StatePublished - Nov 23 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


  • Botany of vanilla pod-two fruit regions
  • Cultivated vanilla beans-harvested when green and flavorless
  • Cured dry beans-for ethanolic-water extraction
  • Cured vanilla beans-for extraction and preparation of vanilla products
  • Curing of vanilla
  • Fruit wall, outer "green" region and cortical region-with lesser chlorophyll content
  • Mature-green pod (fruit) of vanilla species-in commerce, Vanilla planifolia and Vanilla tahitensis
  • On-the-vine curing process-in a vanilla pod
  • Pollination, initiating ovary and fruit development
  • Senescence in plants, extensive hydrolytic breakdown of cellular macromolecules

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