Vanilla Extract, Bourbon Madagascar, Premium
Premium Bourbon Vanilla Extract is an indispensable flavoring agent in baking and pastry applications. This aromatic, all-natural extract is of the purest quality, and is made from vanilla beans grown in Madagascar.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Water, ethyl alcohol, extractives of vanilla beans.
Premium Bourbon Vanilla Extract is produced using vanilla beans grown in Madagascar and neighboring islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean, as well as Indonesia. It is made from the richly fragrant seed pods-or "vanilla beans"-of the flat-leaved vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia), a climbing orchid, originally from Southern Mexico where they grow wild. The name comes, not from the spirit, but from the former name of the group of islands, the Bourbon Islands.
Vanilla beans are green when harvested and become black due to the lengthy fermentation process, but remain soft and flexible. Vanilla Extract is the most common form of vanilla, and is made by macerating chopped beans in an alcohol-water solution in order to extract the flavor. The mixture is then aged for several months. The extract is a dark brown liquid that has all the flavor of the vanilla bean, but it is easier to use for many home cooks.
It is estimated that 95% of the vanilla products in the world are made with imitation vanilla, rather than the superior natural vanilla extract. Vanilla is mainly used in baking and pastry applications, where it is an indispensible flavoring agent in cakes, cookies, custards, ice cream, candies and more. However, in small amounts it also marries well with savory ingredients and proteins such as lobster, pork, duck and foie gras.
This southern classic is sometimes called sugar pie. But our bourbon Madagascar vanilla extract provides such a rich, depth of flavor that we changed the name in its honor. The nutmeg adds a touch of elegant contrast and gives the pie a more distinctive profile.