Bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar are superior, with flavor and aromatic qualities that make Madagascar vanilla beans the most popular and sought after vanilla variety. Bourbon vanilla is rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, buttery aroma
How to Use Vanilla Beans
Since vanilla flavor comes from both the seeds and the wall of the pod itself, both parts can be used for different types of flavoring. Vanilla bean seeds are a popular addition to French baking as well as in everyday desserts, such as:
Chocolate chip cookies
Don’t throw away the pods after scraping away the seeds—they’re full of vanillin, which can be brought out by simmering them in liquid such as milk, cream, or even jam.
Vanilla Bean Pods: Whole vanilla bean pods are harvested from vanilla orchids while still green and not quite ripe. After harvest, the pods are heated to release their flavor compounds (this also turns them brown). Fresh vanilla beans have no scent; they must be damaged to release their aroma, a process which can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
Cured vanilla beans are the basis for vanilla powder, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean paste.
How to Store Vanilla Beans
Vanilla beans from the grocery store generally come sealed in plastic, and once you’ve opened the plastic they tend to dry out quickly. Store vanilla beans in an airtight container or zip-top plastic bag in a cool, dark place. Alternatively, halve vanilla beans crosswise and store them in a small jar filled with vodka or rum in the fridge. After two weeks, the pods will be soft, allowing you to squeeze the seeds out without using a knife.
Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is produced from premium, hand-selected beans cultivated in Madagascar, the world’s leading supplier of the highest quality vanilla. Our proprietary cold extraction process gently draws out and preserves the vanilla’s more than 250 flavor compounds, resulting in a flavor profile that’s full, sweet, creamy and mellow with velvety after-tones. Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is the perfect all-purpose vanilla for its flavor and consistency in both hot and cold applications.
Prova Vanilla Extract is made up of the finest mature vanilla beans sourced from around the world. Careful blending of varieties guarantees an extract of exquisite and fragrant character.
Pure Vanilla Bean Paste is crafted from our Pure Vanilla Extract, made with a proprietary blend of select vanilla beans.
use only the finest Bourbon vanilla beans from Madagascar to produce this unique and highly performing ingredient for the discerning chef. Our ALCOHOL FREE products eliminate loss by evaporation and therefore retain all vanilla flavor in your end product. This, combined with high concentration of vanilla beans per unit , increases the yield and achieves a very clean and smooth flavor.