TAHITIAN VANILLA BEANS
PACK OF 3
Vanilla beans are the seed pods of the orchid plant, one of the most widely recognized flavors in the world. Vanilla has been used for hundreds of years in sweets, drinks and dishes. Vanilla beans from different areas of the world such as Mexico, Madagascar and Tahiti each have a slightly different flavor and aroma. This is caused by the different growing conditions and differing methods of curing vanilla beans in the various parts of the world. These different "flavors" of vanilla are worth sampling so you can find the distinct vanilla bean flavor that you prefer.
Vanilla beans are picked while they are still green. They have to be cured to create their distinct vanilla flavor and smell. The curing process can take several months, during which time the vanilla bean is repeatedly subjected to the exposure of the sun. This exposure causes the vanilla bean pods to sweat and dry, bringing out its rich flavor and aroma.