Gourmet grade (A) Mexican planifolia vanilla beans are excellent for use in desserts, savory dishes, speciality drinks, or any recipe that showcases real vanilla.
SIZE: Each bean is at least 6 inches long. There are approximately:
1oz (28.3 grams) = 5-7 beans/pods
2oz (58.7 grams) = 10-14 beans/pods
3oz (85.05 grams) = 15-21 beans/pods
4oz (113.4 grams) = 20-28 beans/pods
APPEARANCE: Gourmet grade beans are the gold standard of vanilla--they are plump with vanilla “caviar” due to their higher moisture content and have a glossy sheen from the fragrant oils that naturally develop as a result of the artisanal curing process. They are extremely pliable with no splits or cracks and are visually attractive with virtually no flaws.
AROMA: Exquisite sweet aroma with notes of raisins, plums, and chocolate