All about Vanilla; Including Practical Instructions for Planting, Cultivation & Preparation for Market with Much Useful Information from a Variety of Sources

All about Vanilla; Including Practical Instructions for Planting, Cultivation & Preparation for Market with Much Useful Information from a Variety of Sources

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...an should be fresh, unctuous and ver aromatic. The gathering commences towards the end of September._ T e pods, after they have been lunged for a moment in a vessel of boiling water, to blanch them, are then iiung up in an airy place, and at this stage there exudes from them a viscous liquid which must be removed. The removal is facilitated by light pressure repeated 2 or 3times a da. This desiccation is a diflicult operation, and must proceed slowly. The po s are frequently oiled with mahogany-oil to render them supple and reserve them from insects; they are also tied up with cotton thread to keep t em from opening. These are delicate operations, and the rareness of complete success explains the high price of vanilla of the first quality. As soon as the ods are ready, no time is lost in wrapping them in oiled paiper and pacing them in tin boxes; exposed to air they would spee ily lose their aroma..... The vanilla, when covered with the brilliant silvery efllorescence, caused b the essential salt contained b the fruit workin its way out, is calle( vanilla givree, and is preferrei to all others. is efiiorescence sometimes makes its appearance on a pod two or three years after its preparation for market; kept in a liermetically closed box _it will retain its perfume for many years. Vanilla is des atched in tin boxes weighin generally from 17to 18 kilogrammes (or a out 37 to 39 Tb._). The buyer s onld assure himself that the ackets in the box are entire, and that the pods are of the same len h. Frauds are often practised in the retail sale of vanilla. Some unscrupulous ersons impart a perfume by means of oil of benzoiii to old dried-up po s, soak them in a mixture of oil of sweet almonds and balm of Peru to restore their softness, and..."show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761731
  • 9781236761736