Vanilla Beans 1/4 lb
Our Vanilla Beans are picked one by one when fully mature and yellow at the tip. They are SUN CURED following the old Tatonaca natural cycle. They ARE NOT immersed in water nor are they steam sweated to accelerate the curing process. They are aged in boxes at least three months to obtain vanillin crystals.
The Bourbon (planifolia) and Tahitian vanilla beans offered on our site are organically grown(WHEN AVAILABLE) and PURE AND NATURAL. We transact business with the growers eliminating the usual market conditions and can offer you quality Bourbon, Madagascar and Tahitian variety vanilla beans at the fairest prices. Bourbon beans are long and slender, with a very rich taste and smell, have thick, oily skin, contain an abundance of tiny seeds, and have a strong vanilla aroma. Bourbon beans are described as having a creamy, hay like, and sweet, with vanillin overtones. Tahitian beans are usually shorter, plumper, and contain a higher oil content than Bourbon beans. The skin is thinner, they contain fewer seeds, and the aroma is fruity and floral. They are often described as smelling like licorice, cherry, prunes, or wine.
We use these vanilla beans in our Tahitian Vanilla Bean Coco Creme (Walnutz)- give them a try!
- Item #: Vanilla 1/4 lb