Vanilla Bean - Whole

7g (1 pack)
Vanilla Bean - Whole is available to buy in increments of 1

These black, fragrant, pliable cured pods from Mexico flavour ice creams and desserts.

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 soft, pliable and fragrant Vanilla Bean may have been handled between 200 to 250 times!

Herbie’s Spices Gourmet Grade Vanilla Beans are graded according to flavour quality, not size, and are moist, succulent, aromatic and full-flavoured. We source these from a grower in Mexico who we have been buying from for the last 24 years.

Add a whole Vanilla Bean to fruit during stewing, or slit the bean open and scrape out the millions of sticky seeds within and blend through ice-cream, unflavoured yoghurt or rich, thick cream.

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.

Other Common Names

Vanilla Bean, Vanilla Pod, Vanilla Extract. Botanical Name: (Vanilla planifolia)

  Per 100g
Energy (kj) 430
Protein (g) 0.9
Fat (g) Total 0.9
Carbohydrate (g) 19
Sugars (g) 13
Sodium (mg) 13

Herbie’s Spices offer the community of cooks and food lovers one central location to access all those hard-to-find herbs and spices. They also stock easy-to-find varieties of the freshest and best quality, so that you can stock up on all your spices and herbs from the comfort of your own home. The blends and spice mixes made at Herbie’s Spices contain no fillers, starches, MSG, free-flow agents or additives of any kind, so you know they will be rich in flavour and quality.