Vanilla originated in Mexico. Spanish conquistadors discovered the plant and named it “Vainilla” (Spanish for “little pod”). Nowadays the vanilla plant is cultivated in several tropical regions of the world, with the preeminent region being Madagascar. Monin Organic Vanilla Syrup contains pure Madagascar vanilla extract, for a superior taste that makes the difference in your recipes. Third party certified organic by Quality Assurance International, Monin Vanilla Organic Syrup is made with organically grown pure cane sugar and the finest natural/organic flavors with no additives or preservatives.