Madagascar, Sava - Gourmet Vanilla Beans - Grade A
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|Bean Grade:||Gourmet - Grade A|
|Bean Size:||4-6 inches | 10-15cm|
|Bean Family:||Vanilla Planifolia|
|Certifications:||Vegan, Gluten Free, Halal, Non-GMO ,Kosher|
|Bean Flavor Profile|
|Tasting Notes:||rich, dark and creamy with an overwhelming sweet, buttery aroma. sweet, earthy, undertones of dried dark fruits|
|Extract Taste:||buttery, creamy , fruity|
|Recommended Extract Spirit:||Vodka, Rums, Bourbons, Brandy|
|Uses:||Extract Making, Baking, Cooking, Breweries, Cocktails|
|Pairing:||Works well with apples, fish, ice cream, melon, milk, peaches, pears and strawberries.|
Welcome to SAVA!
Madagascar exports about 80% of the world’s supply of Bourbon vanilla, instantly recognizable and loved by bakers and chefs around the globe. Bourbon vanilla has a creamy, buttery flavor with a signature sweet-spicy, floral aroma and fruity, hay-like undertones. The island country produces vanilla from the genus Vanilla Planifolia, which has a higher concentration of vanillin than beans from other regions. Vanilla is made from the long, slender fruit of the flowering orchid, using a labor-intensive process of hand pollination and the traditional Bourbon curing method.
Madagascan vanilla is mainly grown in the humid northern parts of the tropical island, known as the Sava region. This is where you’ll find Black vanilla, the finest quality vanilla beans in the world. Bourbon-Madagascar vanilla beans have a higher-than-average water and oil content and an abundance of seeds. The spice tolerates high cooking temperatures and is suitable for sweet and savory recipes, adding its distinctive stamp to homemade ice cream, desserts, cakes, pastries, sugary and spicy sauces, stews, seafood, hot beverages and cocktails.
The Grade A gourmet beans have a high moisture content and release their aromatics effortlessly. The Grade B whole beans have lower moisture and higher vanillin content, making them perfect for vodka-or white rum-infused vanilla extract and homemade vanilla paste, powder and sugar. Madagascar’s flowering orchids are native to Mexico and share many classic vanilla traits. The difference is Madagascar's well-drained, acid volcanic soils produce a bolder, sweeter, creamier vanilla. Madagascan vanilla orchids are hand pollinated, whereas the stingless melipone bee pollinates the original Mexican variety.
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Ordered 1/4 lb Tahitian beans. Bean origin Papua New Guinea. Bean family v. Tahitensis. I wanted beans grown in Tahiti, not v. Tahitensis beans grown in PNG. My mistake for not reading more closely. Nothing wrong with PNG, just wanted to experience the Tahitian bean hype for myself and expand from there. That said, the beans arrived within days of ordering, vacuum sealed in plastic. All beans were 6" or slightly longer, 9 beans per ounce. Decent amount of vanilla scent. Glistening. 2 oz were dark brown, appeared fresh with plenty of caviar. Those are soaking in rum. The remaining 2oz were drier, more reddish brown with significant dehydration. These were a different quality altogether, have been set aside and photographed. To date, I've ordered from 3 purveyors. After doing a side by side comparison, NV falls between my 1st choice and my last because mostly, I feel indifferent about my purchase. Pros: Seller's story. Price of beans. Fast and free shipping. Cons: Quality disparity within the same 1/4lb shrink wrapped package.
If it ever gets here I will be able to review it. Why it takes so long to get here is they must use the pony express for delivery.
According to your email, the delivery was sent 20 days ago but I have not received it.
This company never disappoints with their product. I am extremely happy with everything I ordered and it was a speedy delivery. Thank you!
Good quality, look great and smell amazing!