Culinary Notes :
Vanilla bean are commonly used in sweet dishes, however they can be also used in savory dishes such as lobster entrees.
- Open the bean lengthwise and scrape out the tiny seeds to add to any variety of sweet treats
- Cook your dishes with the entire pod and remove before serving.
- Add a whole Vanilla Bean to a steeping liquid to infuse the flavour (some ideas include stewing fruit or infusing milk for custard).
- Add a vanilla pod into your sugar jar for a beautiful vanilla flavour and to keep your sugar aromatically fresh.
Vanilla contains essentials oils, vitamins and minerals. It contains small amounts of B-complex, niacin, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6. These vitamins help the nervous system function and regulating body metabolism. Vanilla also contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron and zinc.
Recipe/ product links:
Country of origin:
Tahiti – other countries include Papau New Guinea, Central America, Indonesia, Mexico, and West Indies
Other names: Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Pod, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla planifolia, Fructus Vanillae, Vanille (French & German), Vaniglia (Italian), Vainilla(Spanish)