Madagascar is a well-known producer of high-quality Bourbon vanilla, particularly from the Sambava region. This gourmet quality organic vanilla planifolia is refined in the traditional bourbon manner and matures for six months.
Typically thin, brown or black in color, vanilla is extremely aromatic, oily, and smooth. It has a delicate floral aroma that develops strong warm cocoa notes and is extremely versatile in the kitchen. The pods measure around 18 cm and weigh an average of 4 g.
Sambava's terroir is ideal for vanilla production and the soils are rich in nutrients. Climate conditions in Madagascar are perfect for growing vanilla as it is humid and warm. Located on the southern edge of the equator, the island is surrounded by humid trade winds year-round.
The moisture of 32% and the vanillin content of +/- 2% make this organic vanilla Planifolia Bourbon gourmet quality a top product. Vanilla is often used in the kitchen for desserts and pastries, but it can also be used in savory dishes. It is one of the most versatile spices in the world and is valued for its unique taste and aroma.