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Gourmet Bourbon Vanilla Beans

Gourmet Bourbon Vanilla Beans

Madagascar is renowned for producing some of the most exquisite and flavorful vanilla beans in the world, with the gourmet variety being a standout. These beans are harvested by hand and undergo a meticulous curing process that involves sweating, drying, and conditioning to bring out their aromatic flavors. This process can take several months, but it is necessary to ensure that the beans develop their signature vanilla flavor and aroma.

One of the most popular types of Madagascar vanilla is the Bourbon variety, which is often considered the highest quality. It has a creamy, sweet, and smooth flavor profile that makes it a favorite among chefs and food enthusiasts alike. The name “Bourbon” comes from the island’s former name, Île Bourbon, and is not related to the whiskey.

Madagascar produces more than 80% of the world’s vanilla, and gourmet vanilla beans from Madagascar are highly sought after for their quality and unique flavor profile. They are considered a premium ingredient and can be more expensive than other types of vanilla beans.

  • Size: 14cm and more
  • Moisture: 32%-35%
  • Vanilin content: 1.8% – 2.2%
  • Type: natural fresh bean
  • Country of origin: Madagascar
  • Shelf-life: 2 years

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