Equivalencies – How much Vanilla Bean to Use? Substitute any of the following for each other with confidence:
2 inches of a vanilla bean
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
Benefits of Madagascar vanilla bean.
Vanilla bean has unique properties. It retains pure bourbon vanilla flavor very well. Unlike vanilla extract, vanilla pod contains no alcohol. Because our vanilla has no added sugar, it works well for diabetics and those who are avoiding sugar, starch and carbohydrates. Our vanilla is the rich, brown color of vanilla beans, not light like cornstarch or sugar, so it will blend in easily with dark ingredients such as chocolate. Madagascar vanilla bean yields a strong vanilla flavor.
Suggested uses of Madagascar vanilla beans:
In baking - use in dry mixes (think homemade hot chocolate mix or pancake mix), breads, frostings, icing, and buttercreams, or sprinkle on top of cakes, cookies or doughnuts
When cooking - easily mixes in liquid without clumping, use in sauces
In desserts - add to chocolates, meringues, custards, ice creams, and gelatos
In beverages - add to coffee, tea, hot cocoa, smoothies, protein shakes, cocktails
On fruit - sprinkle vanilla on fresh fruit instead of sugar
Other uses - flavor sugar, salt, butter, nut butter, oil, lemon curd
How to store vanilla beans?
Just like other vanilla products, store vanilla bean in an airtight (preferably glass) container, and keep in a cool, dry, dark place. Avoid extreme temperatures, and moist, humid, warm places. Do not freeze or refrigerate vanilla, as it depletes flavor and could encourage mold growth. When stored properly, vanilla beans, extract, paste and powder can last in excess of three years.
Aroma, taste and use: With its intense, warm and sweet aroma, a small amount will flavor your food. Sweet floral-aromatic, ideal for cooking, all types of desserts etc.
Contents: Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Pods
Best before date: 11/2021
Storage: Cool, dry and dark place