vanilla beans, planifolia (bourbon), organic

$11.50 - $299.70
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Our organic Planifolia (Bourbon) Vanilla Beans are a revelation for the taste buds, delicately sun-cured following time-honored traditions established by ancient Mexican tribes. A product of Mother Nature's spice chest, these beans are the dried and fermented pods of an exquisite orchid plant native to the tropical regions of the Americas. The Aztecs, in their revered traditions, used these vanilla beans to enrich their cacao-based drinks, unfurling a kaleidoscope of flavors in every sip. These versatile pods can bring magic to your culinary masterpieces, ranging from savory shellfish delights to tantalizing desserts like crème brûlée and fruit pies. Our carefully grown and harvested vanilla beans offer an unmatched depth of flavor, weaving a tapestry of taste that will transport you to the sun-dappled tropics with each use.

Do not refrigerate vanilla beans. Store in a cool, dry place in a sealed container or sugar.

Infuse a simple syrup for a hint of vanilla in cocktails, iced teas, and lemonades.

Use the vanilla bean to delicately infuse a vanilla hint into a buttery white wine sauce, serving as an unexpected yet delightful complement to shellfish like lobster or scallops.

Use to make an aromatic homemade vanilla extract, a precious addition to your baking endeavors.

Enhance your savory dishes like glazed pork or chicken by adding a touch of vanilla for a sweet, smoky undertone.

Split and scrape the seeds into your custard mix for a classic crème brûlée, imbuing it with an irresistible vanilla fragrance and speckled aesthetic appeal.