Vanilla Extract (Mexican 2 Folds) 25ml

Vanilla Extract (Mexican 2 Folds) 25ml

Not your regular supermarket vanilla - this is a very special premium grade Mexican 2 folds vanilla extract.

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! 

Commercially available Vanilla extract is not the same as artificial vanilla flavor, which is made with a chemical extracted from coal tar and wood.

Herbie's Vanilla Extract is made by steeping chopped, cured Vanilla Beans in alcohol and then distilling-off much of the spirit.  Use Herbie's Spices natural Vanilla Extract instead of artificial Vanilla essence for a rounder, more full-bodied taste. 


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Other Common Names

  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Vanilla Pod

Botanical Names

  • Vanilla tahitensis
  • Vanilla planifolia
  • Vanilla fragrans

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.

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Botanical NameVanilla planifolia, V. fragrans