Tahitian (Tahitensis) Vanilla Beans (Indonesia)

Tahitian vanilla beans from Indonesia are generally shorter, plumper, and contain a much higher oil and water content than Bourbon beans. The aroma is flowery, fruity with a smooth flavor. They are often described as smelling like licorice, cherries, or wine. Gourmet pastry chefs love to work with the Tahitian (Tahitensis) variety, which are perfect for many applications.

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Vanilla Beans
Tahitian Vanilla comes from the fruit of an orchid variety called Vanilla Tahitensis which is a completely different species than the Bourbon (Planifolia) varieties from Madagascar. Tahitian beans are more delicate than Bourbon beans with completely different flavor profile - they are flowery, fruity and anisic with a smooth flavor. Gourmet pastry chefs love to work with the bulk Tahitian vanilla beans because of their sweet floral flavor.
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Grade Grade A (Gourmet/Premium/Prime)
Length 6-7 inches (16cm - 17.5cm)
Color Dark Brown
Moisture Content 30-35%
Flavor Profile cherries, delicate, figs, liquorice, raisens, red wine, floral, fruity, sweet
Basic Preparation To use a vanilla bean, cut each end off from the vanilla bean and slice through the vanilla bean lengthwise, remove the paste from inside the vanilla bean and use as needed.
Recommended Applications
  • Use in a variety of cooking and baking applications, including vanilla sugar, sweet sauces, ice cream, cakes and cookies, and homemade vanilla extract
  • Use vanilla seeds to add a gourmet visual cue to ice cream, custards and crème brûlées
  • Add to coffee grinds for vanilla-flavored coffee, or add pods to sugar to make vanilla sugar
Ingredients Vanilla Beans
Product Style Whole
Shelf Life 1 year
Handling / Storage Store in a cool, dry place.
Country of Origin Indonesia
Dietary Preferences All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen Information None Specified

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