Vanilla Bean Powder 20g

Vanilla planifolia


Herbie’s Spices Vanilla Bean powder is made from moist, succulent, aromatic and full-flavored premium grade vanilla beans, sourced direct from the plantation.

Delicate, fruity-sweet and spicy with a slightly floral, perfumed aroma Vanilla is perhaps the world's most popular flavor.

This all natural, vanilla bean powder is made from ground premium grade vanilla beans, just what you need to add warmth and flavor to your baked goods and desserts.

Naturally, sweets like frosting and cookies are prime candidates for ground vanilla. With no additives, this is a quick, convenient way to add true vanilla flavor to porridge, creamy desserts, brûlée and baked goodies.

Since vanilla bean powder isn't carried in an extract medium like alcohol that easily evaporates, it's ideal for high-heat recipes. When you cook or bake with pure ground vanilla, you don't need to worry about losing flavor through heat and evaporation. For example, if you were to heat it in a dairy ingredient for something like an ice cream base, pudding, or custard, the heat will infuse the dairy with vanilla's flavor compounds rather than making them evaporate. If you add vanilla bean powder to a cake batter or cookie dough, its flavor is incorporated throughout.

Usage: 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder equals 1 good quality vanilla bean.

Vanilla is made by drying and curing the green, tasteless pod from a tropical, climbing orchid that is indigenous to South America. The curing process takes up to 3 months and by the time it is completed, a Vanilla Bean may have been handled from between 200 to 250 times! Herbie's Spices Vanilla Bean powder is made from moist, succulent, aromatic and full-flavored pods.

Health Benefits

Vanillin is one of the chief chemical components in vanilla bean that give it its distinctive aroma. These distinct aromas are thought to elevate the mood, but can also create soothing and relaxing sensations, and calm restlessness, and anger. Ancient Mayans believed vanilla to be an aphrodisiac.

Vanillin is a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that cause wear and tear on the tissues and cells. Antioxidants help to neutralize carcinogens, may soothe inflammation, and slow the aging process.

Vanilla may also help to regulate menstrual cycles and is considered highly beneficial for women.

Jenny's Tip: - Be Aware: Vanilla is perhaps the world's most popular flavor, but less than 1% of it comes from a fully natural source, the vanilla orchid.

Food makers confronting skyrocketing costs for natural vanilla are using their expertise along the full spectrum of natural to synthetic to arrive at the best vanilla flavor for each product however synthetic vanilla and vanilla extract may cause headache and insomnia-like sleep problems.

Botanical Name Vanilla planifolia
Common Names Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Pod, Vanilla Extract
Flavor Delicate, fruity-sweet and spicy with a slightly floral, perfumed aroma
Contains Vanilla Bean
Application Food flavoring

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