Frieda's Specialty Produce - Vanilla Beans


What is a Vanilla Bean?

  • Vanilla Beans are actually the dried pods of the vanilla orchid, which must be hand-harvested and slowly dried to achieve their aromatic scent and flavor.

How to Eat

  • Split beans lengthwise and scrape out seeds to add to ice cream, sauces, frostings, desserts, coffee, or tea. The seeds from 1 bean is a substitution for approximately 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Discard inedible pod or add to a jar of sugar or coffee ground to impart more flavor!

Health Benefits

  • The polyphenol vanillin, found in Vanilla Beans, is high in antioxidants and is currently being studied for their cancer and disease prevention abilities.

How to Store

  • Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Vanilla Beans should be stored in an airtight container. If beans become too brittle, soak in milk prior to using.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round

Where are they grown?

  • Papua New Guinea.


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