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New vanillas from related species

The vanilla bean is an orchid seed. I think they could flavor screen 1000 other orchid seeds, even tiny ones, for flavor, then synthesize these new flavors as chemicals, creating new synthetic vanillas
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The vanilla bean is an orchid seed. I think they could flavor screen 1000 other orchid seeds, even tiny ones, for new (possibly unvanilla flavors) flavor, then synthesize these new flavors as chemicals, creating new synthetic vanillas, an non vanillas. Create new spices.

translation: other orchid seeds, too tiny to cultivate, could have new flavors. find these new flavors, then make chemical versions.

beanangel, Oct 12 2016

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       The vanilla bean is an orchid seed. I think they could flavor screen 1000 other orchid seeds, even tiny ones, for new (possibly unvanilla flavors) flavor, then synthesize these new flavors as chemicals, creating new synthetic vanillas, an non vanillas. Create new spices.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2016
  

       um...   

       I figured if it was worth saying twice, it was worth saying three times.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 12 2016
  

       You can certainly detect new molecules in tiny samples. The problem is - you then have no idea whether they're flavourful.
It would probably be easier to just directly synthesise variants of vanillin (adding and/or subtracting functional groups) and test them for flavour. It's probably already been done - synthetic chemists do far crazier things for the lolz.
Loris, Oct 13 2016
  

       I'm not saying it's not worth a try, but secondary metabolites are idiosyncratic and are not especially conserved between related species. So, just because vanilla plants make something tasty, it doesn't necessarily mean that other orchids do. You might be just as well off testing things with larger seeds, or fruits.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 13 2016
  

       If gorillas breed with small goods vehicles do they generate vanillas?
xenzag, Oct 13 2016
  
      
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