READY TO USE: Already cut into pieces and ready to be added to extracts, tinctures, home brews, teas, soaps, and perfumes
2 ounces of vanilla pieces yields approximately 550 mL (18.5 fl oz) of extract
4 ounces of vanilla pieces yields approximately 1 L (38.5 fl oz/over a quarter gallon) of extract
ECONOMICAL OPTION: Lower moisture content like extract grade beans; Visual imperfections - small, thin, split, blemished; Flavor and aroma are not affected by the cuts or imperfections
DIRECT TRADE: Voladores Vanilla works collaboratively with small producers in the Totonacapan region of Mexico to ensure fair pay and develop viable growing practices.
TRADITIONALLY GROWN: Pods are hand-picked to ensure maturity and high vanillin content and sun-cured using artisanal methods to achieve maximum flavor.
TRACEABILITY: Vanilla planifolia grown in Papantla possesses unique characteristics as a result of soil conditions and curing methods; Vainilla de Papantla is the Denomination of Origin that has been protected by the Mexican government since 2009.
Mexican vanilla pieces (also known as vanilla cuts) are an economical and convenient way to make vanilla extract at home. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the pods are split open exposing the seeds, while others are not quite long enough to be sold as extract beans. The rest are vanilla bean "misfits" due to natural blemishes and odd shapes. Most of the beans are cut into 1-2” pieces. The irregular appearance of these vanilla pods will not affect their flavor. Rather, they are ready-to-use and will yield an extract with a deep maple color, delicate aroma, and bold flavor.
Voladores Vanilla works directly with small producers in the Totonacapan region of Mexico, the birthplace of vanilla, to bring you this sweetly aromatic spice. Each vanilla bean is left to ripen on the vine for nine months in order to achieve maximum vanillin content. The pods are sun-cured for several more months using traditional methods to develop the warm, chocolatey flavors and unmistakable aroma.
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