This vanilla powder is a fast way to get the spirit of vanilla in your creations. It is made from certified organic raw vanilla beans.
Here is one of nature's more ephemeral creations. From the celadon blooms of the vanilla orchid come the pods that yield one of the world's great flavors. Producing raw organic vanilla requires considerable care and fortuitous circumstances. The orchid has beautiful flowers that only bloom for a single day. When they are pollinated, often by hand, the vanilla bean will form. Nine months after pollination the ripe green vanilla bean is picked. Curing is a continuous process of sun-drying the pods during the day, then placing them in wooden boxes for the night. This process takes 6 months as the pod becomes dark and pliable.
At this point the bean acquires the unmistakable flavor and aroma for which they are prized. Like wine and chocolate, raw organic vanilla beans are affected by the soil and climate of the region in which they grow.
Suggested use: Use 1/2 teaspoon per bean in your recipes. For intense flavor try 1 teaspoon.
Net wt: 3 oz. Other sizes available.