Poli Museo della Grappa

Poli Grappa Museum

Poli Distillerie

Poli Distillerie

Digestive of Vanilla

  • Plant: Flat-leaved Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia)
  • Plant part: fruit
  • Plant feauters: digestive, astringent, aromatic, antioxidant, stomachic expectorant, antiseptic, eupeptic, aphrodisiac, eases dysentery, spasmolytic

  • Description:
    On the basis of the testimony of a young Franciscan in "Historia de las cosas GeneraI de Nueva Espana", a missionary in Mexico during the sixteenth century, it became known that the natives of tropical America added a certain powder to the cocoa, giving to it an intense and pleasant scent. It was the spice which is obtained from the fermented capsules ("pods") of different species of the genus orchid vanilla.
    The spice vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia Andrews.) grows wild in equatorial regions of Latin America, where it is widely cultivated as an object of a flourishing market. It is not necessary to point out the great importance of vanilla in food, spirits and medicine, where it is mainly used to cover the unpleasant taste of medicines.
    Let us, however, mention that the vanilla is mainly a mild stimulant of bile secretion as well as a good digestif, two effects that make it extremely suitable for flavouring a Grappa.  
Flat-leaved Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia)
  • Ingredients:
    - two vanilla pods
    - some honey
    - 1 liter of Grappa
  • Preparation:
    For the Grappa of vanilla add two vanilla pods for about one month in one liter of Grappa and leave it in the sun with some honey.
    It is filtered and then left to age for two months.
    The Grappa will obtain a yellowish color and will be aromatic-sweet with a pronounced aroma.

    Flavored Grappas

    Run new research
    1. Select the plant

    2. Select the plant part

    3. Select the plant features

  • Lesser Calamint (Satureja Calamintha)
  • Black Salsify (Scorzonera Rosea)
  • Service Tree (Sorbus Domestica)
  • Goat's beard, Buck's-beard (Spiraea Aruncus)
  • Cloves (Syzygium Aromaticum)
  • Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare)
  • English yew, European yew (Taxus Baccata)
  • Wall Germander (Teucrium Chamaedrys)
  • Breckland Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum)
  • Bilberry, Lingonberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)
  • Flat-leaved Vanilla (Vanilla Planifolia)
  • Ginger Root, Ginger (Zingiber Officinalis)
  • Jujuba, Wall Germander (Ziziphus Jujuba)