Our vanilla beans are sun-cured after they have matured on the vine, following the old tradition first used by tribes in Mexico. The result is a much richer and more flavorful vanilla bean. Vanilla beans are native to tropical America and are the dried-fermented pod of an orchid plant. They were used for centuries as a flavoring by Aztecs in cacao-based drinks. Use in combination with shellfish, ice cream, chocolate, fruits, creme brulee, pastry cream, creme anglaise, egg or custard type desserts, pies, and baked goods.
Do not refrigerate vanilla beans. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.