Vanilla beans with their soft floral aroma, are picked from the vines of vanilla orchids. Contained in the dark brown vanilla bean pod are tiny little black seeds which can be scraped out and mixed into recipes to enhance both flavour and nutrients!
Antioxidants including vanillin, niacin, riboflavin, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese and iron.
Vanillin (not to be confused with the synthetic man made version used in processed food industry), found in beauty food vanilla is a fabulous antioxidant which wards off damaging free radicals. It helps to protect your skin from the sun, guarding against UV rays which can lead to the formation of sun spots and wrinkles. Anti-inflammatory vanilloids also help your complexion by working to reduce redness and puffiness while riboflavin enhances metabolic processes within the body. This helps both the production and division of skin cells to keep you looking youthful and radiant. Beauty food vanilla also encourages a boost in both endorphins and your mood by working to reduce anxiety.
Try poaching fruit with gorgeous beauty food vanilla beans and water or mixing with soaked chia seeds– it will add a gorgeous taste to your yummy treat!
Vanilla beans can be used whole or the seeds can be collected from the inside. When using the seeds, start by splitting the side of the bean using a knife. Then scrape the inside, collecting tiny little seeds which can then be mixed into your recipe.
Find more out about what's in your beauty products here. You can also try a smooth, nourishing Vanilla and Cinnamon Lip Nourish to keep your lips looking radiant!
PRINT TO KEEP HANDY
PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood skin food card to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the skin food image .
Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photo paper.
Step 4. Send to printer for your gorgeous skin food card!
Step 5. Display on your fridge file in a A-Z card box in your kitchen.