Premium Quality Vanilla Beans
Natural Vanilla Store sources vanilla beans fresh from plantations located in various geographical regions worldwide including Indonesia, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea. We frequently airfreight new stock into our distribution office so that we can maintain a large amount of stock and enable us to quickly dispatch orders.
We are able to offer vanilla beans in various pack sizes and grades to suit the requirements and budgets of our diversified customers including Grade A, Grade B and Extract Grade.
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Our Range of Vanilla Beans
Grade A Vanilla
Dark brown strong aromatic supple, plump vanilla. Gourmet or Grade A vanilla has an intense flavor profile for a richer, more flavorful and higher quality product. They are supple and moist and look visually attractive with a dark, oily texture. Fewer beans are required for more flavor over less time, so many executive chefs, master brewers, and distillers insist on Grade A vanilla beans.
Grade B Vanilla
Grade B vanilla is the most popular choice amongst our brewery, distillery, bakery, and home cookery customers. Compared to gourmet Grade A vanilla, they are a little smaller in size with a slightly less intense vanilla aroma and lower moisture content. Visually they are not as attractive, being lighter in color and less glossy. However, they are a good choice for a balance between budget and quality.
Extract Grade Vanilla
These are essentially the lowest grade vanilla and are primarily used where appearance and moisture content are not concerned. As the vanilla becomes drier, the intensity of the aroma is reduced however this does not mean that the vanilla has any less flavor. Extract grade vanilla is the best value as the lower moisture means you are not paying for the weight of the water content.
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Vanilla Bean Uses
Traditionally vanilla beans have been used to infuse a superb vanilla flavor into ice creams, pastries, desserts and beverages. Thankfully there are multitudes of recipes available online and in cooking books for the indulgence of crafting of Ice Cream and desserts such as Panna Cotta, Custard, Creme Brule, Cream Caramel, Cheesecake or Eggnog.
More recently, there has been a growing number of master brewers around the world now regularly nestling the rich vanilla flavors deep into craft beers. Some really tasty vanilla-flavored Stouts, Dark Ales, and Wheat Beers appear on tap at many popular hotels.
Distilleries are also using vanilla beans to produce spiced spirits rich in real vanilla flavors, with patrons now able to enjoy a growing range of vanilla-flavored Vodkas, Rums, Whiskeys and Gins.
Many food products containing our vanilla have been produced by our commercial customers around the world.
Our commercial customers require assurance that we meet standards of food safety and that our vanilla beans are high quality, free from harmful substances and organisms and meet international regulatory food requirements.
For this reason, our quality assurance requires that our Food Safety Program, Product Specifications, and Microbiology Certificate of Analysis are all maintained to international standards.
Ethically Source and Organically Cultivated
All vanilla has been sourced ethically with good market rates paid to the growers. They have also been cultivated organically without the use of chemicals or artificial fertilizers.
Although the vanilla beans are not officially certified organic, they have been cultivated using organic methods. The rich soils in the vanilla growing regions require no artificial fertilizers and as vanilla orchids have a high level of natural resistance to pests and diseases, no chemical sprays are used.
Package Size Option
We stock various package size options for the supply of vanilla beans from large 10kg boxes to suit our commercial customer needs at bulk discount rates down to 50g packs for retail customers.