Short Vanilla Pods 50 gr


Shorter than average, these vanilla beans do not meet either gourmet vanilla or extract quality standards for vanilla beans, due to the smaller size of the vanilla beans. They however, are still very perfumed, moist and nice looking.

These vanilla beans are the most economical choice for making vanilla extract and other infusions. They do not have an official classification but are often referred to as Class C vanilla beans. Ungraded vanilla beans are only sold by weight for customers looking to make vanilla extract at scale and at a reduced cost because the beans are not uniform in size.


Size : 11-12-13cm
Packaging : Labelled box

Net Weight : 50gr


SKU: VAN_22295-1 Category:

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Vanilla is originally from Mexico. The discovery of the manual pollination technique launched large -scale vanilla production around the world. Several countries play a key role in vanilla production. Madagascar holds more than 80% of the vanilla market, both vanilla beans for extract and or A grade. Other countries such as Mexico, Tahiti, Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia produce a large amount of vanilla together. The origin of the pods has a major influence on the quality and price of vanilla. Producers use different drying techniques. But users know how to highlight the particularity of each pod in the preparations.

What is Madagascar vanilla?

Madagascar is undoubtedly the spices island. The majority of known spices are cultivated or grow in the wild on the island. Madagascar provides 80% of world vanilla. The island has nearly 30,000 hectares of vanilla plantations located mainly in the Sava region, northeast of Madagascar. The vanilla of Madagascar is planned variety. This variety of vanilla is also the most widespread on the market. The vanilla of Madagascar is part of Bourbon vanilla, an appellation reserved for cultivated vanilla and prepared according to tradition on the islands of the Indian Ocean. Madagascar vanilla is recognized for its taste and aromatic riches. It has a pointed, wooded and spicy flavor with chocolate notes. Madagascar vanilla is highly sought after by industrialists and food professionals, but also individuals who like to use quality ingredients.

What is Mexico vanilla ? Do Mexico Have vanilla beans for extract ?

For purists, Mexico vanilla is a reference. Already, vanilla initially comes from Mexico before European merchants and sailors transported it all over the world in the 16th century. The Totonaques were the first to cultivate vanilla around the Gulf of Mexico. They kept the monopoly on vanilla culture until the 19th century. The discovery of the hand pollination technique by Edmond Albius in 1841 popularized vanilla culture outside of Mexico.

Mexico vanilla has become rarer, the country is no longer the leading vanilla producer in the world. However, Mexican vanilla remains one of the best vanilla on the market. A vanilla with fine and shiny black pods in light brown color. The pod is flatter and less fleshy than the vanilla of Madagascar. Mexico vanilla develops a cocoa, wooded and spicy flavor than other vanilla. Its particularity is based on its warm and full -bodied notes of chocolate and red fruits.

What is Tahiti vanilla?

Tahiti’s vanilla is very popular for its rich and intense aroma with notes of gingerbread, floral, aniseed and delicious fruity. Tahiti vanilla is very rare, Vanilla Tahitensis is only produced at ten tonnes per year in Tahiti. The rarity, the unique flavor and the exceptional aroma of the pods propelled the price of Tahiti vanilla compared to other vanilla. Tahiti vanilla is very popular in the cosmetics and perfumery industry for its sensual and feminine notes. But Tahiti’s vanilla also finds its interest in pastry.

What is Uganda vanilla? Is it vanilla beans for extract only ?

Uganda is one of the main vanilla producers in Africa. The vanilla of Uganda is similar to its cousin cultivated in Madagascar, it is the Vanilla Plannila variety. The Vanilla from Uganda gives off a cocoa, creamy and caramelized note with an intense smell of vanilla. The texture of the pods is close to that of the vanilla of the Comoros, that is to say wide and flat. Uganda is one of these new vanilla producing countries. Ugandan production is still very low, but the country benefits from two rains. This allows two harvest periods. The quality does not yet compete with the most beautiful aromatic pods in Mexico, Tahiti or Madagascar. Some Uganda vanilla pods are split due to a late harvest. But Uganda continues its momentum in the development of this sector by taking advantage of the outbreak of the price of vanilla in recent years.

What is the vanilla of Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea is a major player in the Vanilla market in the Asia-Pacific region. Farmers cultivate two types of vanilla from Tahitensis and Plannifolia varieties. Papuan production is often confused with Indonesian vanilla because of its rich and intense aroma. But the vanilla pods of Papua identify with its intense and gourmet aromas with fruity, aniseed and floral notes. The vanilla of Papua New Guinea remains a fairly rare product.

What is Indonesia vanilla?

The vanilla of Indonesia is of the Tahitensis variety. Most of the Indonesian vanilla production comes from the Tangerang region, on the island of Java. It approaches the vanilla pods cultivated in Papua New Guinea. Indonesia vanilla develops an intense, warm and unique odor with wooded, aniseed, fruity and smoky notes. The particularity of the scent of Indonesia vanilla is based on the drying process. While vanilla is traditionally dried in most producing countries, Indonesian vanilla is generally dried in fire.

How to use the vanilla pod in the kitchen?

Vanilla pod is a luxury product. You have to prepare the pod carefully to avoid wasting it. And sometimes, it is this attention that must be paid which leads certain consumers to favor vanilla powder and other vanilla products. However, nothing really replaces the vanilla pod. She has not undergone other transformations after the drying and refining process. Consumers use the pod in various ways. But most of the aroma is in the seeds even if the flesh also contains. To fully enjoy the vanilla aroma, you have to split the pod to extract the seeds. The pod can be used again to make homemade vanilla extract or vanilla sugar.


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