Derived from the orchids of the genus Vanilla, vanilla beans are one of the most expensive spices in the world. Almost all of the vanilla in the world is produced through hand-pollination, with each flower producing one fruit, making it very labor intensive to produce. They can have different flavors depending on the species harvested and where they are grown, making them a unique spice to work with.
These Papua New Guinea (Tahitian) vanilla beans are the perfect addition to your next baking session or used in some homemade ice cream! Plump and aromatic, they have a slight hint of cherry, making them the perfect compliment to a chocolate dessert.
Sizes are approximately 5-6 inches in length.