These gourmet vanilla beans are meticulously hand-cured and sourced from the highest quality vanilla in Madagascar. They come from the V. planifolia plant which is commonly referred to as Bourbon vanilla. Each bean is 5+ inches long and loaded with black seeds. "Gourmet" refers to the grading of the vanilla bean; it's the highest grade and means the beans contain a higher moisture content (compared to lower grade, dried out vanilla beans commonly found in supermarkets). These vanilla beans provide excellent flavor and aroma, and are perfect for applications such as ice cream, custard, cakes and other baked goods, and savory dishes.
Usage: Cut down the length of the vanilla bean and gently scrape out the seeds with a dull edge. Put seeds directly into batter or mix. The leftover pod can also be used for subtler flavoring or for aromatics so don't throw it away.