There are three main types of Vanilla that are produced commercially, including Vanilla Planifolia grown in Madagascar, Vanilla Tahitensis grown in the South Pacific and Vanilla Pompona which is found in the West Indies, Central America and South America.

The majority of the Worlds Vanilla is the Vanilla Planifolia. Due to its high Vanillin content, it is the most commonly used Vanilla in extract production. (Vanillin being the primary component that gives us the familiar aroma and flavour that we all associate with vanilla)