Vanilla Grinding

This is my absolute favourite new thing:

Yep, it's a vanilla grinder, and you can buy it in a supermarket near you for under £2.50 - or online for the bargain price of £10.00!! Yes, you read that correctly. 

It's not organic, but it is refillable, so feel free to throw out the vanilla and sub in your own.

Goodbye dodgy looks from the cashier for buying vast quantities of potato vodka to make DIY Vanilla essence that takes weeks to mature; hello fresh ground vanilla flavour. 

I have tonnes of vanilla because I bulk bought with some friends at the Bedford real food co-op. It's easy to dry, then just snap a couple sticks up and pop them in your grinder and you are good to go. 

Thanks to this little discovery, we are having vanilla on everything right now, and we are loving it. Vanilla is rich in two powerful antioxidants called vanillic acid and vanillin. They are both great at dealing with free radicals and oxidative stress. Research in animals has also shown that vanilla has great potential in reducing systemic inflammation, although no research for human studies has been funded to date.

Vanilla also contains B-complex vitamins (niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and thiamine which help enzyme synthesis, the nervous system and regulation of metabolism) as well as trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, manganese, potassium, iron and zinc.

So nip down to your local store, locate the baking section and grab yourself a grinder!

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  1. Hi Katie Jo,
    What a wonderful tool! I too love the health benefits, scent and flavor of vanilla. I can't wait to buy this. Thank you for sharing Vanilla Grinding with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! I am pinning and sharing!


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