The main species harvested for vanilla is Vanilla planifolia. Although native to Mexico, it is now widely grown throughout the tropics. Indonesia and Madagascar are the world’s largest producers. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans are superior, with flavor and aromatic qualities that make these beans the most popular and sought after vanilla variety. The flavor is rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, buttery aroma. These are well suited for many baking recipes.
Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans have a very distinct flavor and aroma profile, unlike any vanilla. Madagascar vanilla beans are processed using the “Bourbon” curing method. This technique produces vanilla beans with higher moisture content. Our gourmet vanilla beans have a high moisture content. There are no splits within the vanilla beans; another sign of extremely high quality.