Special-grown Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla planifolia variety / SpiceStation Gourmet Kitchen Grade / Multiple kitchen use / SpiceStation Custom and Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla planifolia. Spice Station’s Bourbon Vanilla Beans/Pods are dried fruits grown on the island of Madagascar. Cultivated for culinary and medicinal applications. The use of Vanilla planifolia is typical for cooked and baked recipes, and marinates. It is popular in Western kitchens and as an ingredient in Asian cooking. Suitable for vegetarian and Macrobiotic recipes. STORE COOL, DARK, AND DRY.
Tube with two 5.5″ beans – Gift Tube Packaging (Recyclable)
Known as the ‘queen of spices’ the Vanilla planifolia is a variety of the vanilla orchid. Our Prime Madagascar species contains a high content of precious vanillin. Around the world the Vanilla planifolia is now considered an endangered species. To grow the Vanilla planifolia fruit (commonly called bean) the pollination has currently to be performed by hand as the mature blossoms last only a day and self-pollinating is, due to climate variations, reduced to minimum results. After harvesting the fruits (pods/beans) are cured and fermented to preserve the essential oils and extract.
Since 1975 SpiceStation carries many Gourmet Prime Spices and Seasonings. We are offering some of these Spice Station selections on our www.TeaFountain.com website. For decades appreciated in the professional culinary world.