The flavor of Madagascar “Bourbon” vanilla can be described as rich and creamy having moderate tobacco or licorice like notes and a woody, prune likeness. These vanilla beans are the ones commonly called for in most recipes. These beans are perfect for flavoring chocolate, coffee, ice cream, cookies and most sweet dishes. Good with certain savory dishes like lobster or veal. Use the whole pod or cut and remove the inner seeds.
Never refrigerate or freeze. Keep in an airtight container, out of sunlight and away from heat. Vanila beans sometimes are speckled with a pale, whitish dust. This is crystallized vanillin, the substance gives them their flavor, and is nothing to worry about! Use pod whole, cut or remove the inner seeds. The easiest way to obtain the inner seed is to split the bean lengthwise, open the bean up flat, and scrap from top to bottom with the edge of a knife. One vanilla bean is equal to 1 tbsp. of extract.
What is Organically Sourced?
Products with the "Organically Sourced" designation have been grown and cleaned organically. Once these products are received by our warehouse in Denver and opened to be repackaged into Savory Spice jars, they no longer qualify as organically certified, but the methods for producing them are in line with organic standards. Products that are Organically Sourced will include "ORG-S" on the front of the label.