Extract-Grade B Vanilla Beans

Superior Grade B Vanilla Beans for Making Vanilla Extract

Find the best vanilla beans for making vanilla extract online today! Our shop offers the finest extract-grade b vanilla beans from Madagascar, Tahiti, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and more. Distinct flavors of vanilla for making flavorful pure vanilla extracts at home

Tried of store bought vanilla? Looking for where to buy vanilla for making vanilla extract online?

Slofoodgroup offers an extensive collection of extract-grade vanilla beans and gourmet grade A vanilla beans online. Making vanilla extract at home? The type of vanilla bean you are looking for is most likely an extract grade B vanilla bean. This type of vanilla is generally available in two different types of vanilla, bourbon vanilla beans and Tahitian Vanilla beans

This grade of bean contains a slightly lower moisture content than their gourmet counter part. Extract vanilla may contain other visual blemishes or imperfections from longer drying periods. If you prefer to use gourmet vanilla beans for making your homemade vanilla you can find it here

Dark brown, great for baked goods, our vanilla beans contain concentrated vanilla flavor and aroma. This can be brought out through an infusion process and is as simple as three easy steps. Not all vanilla pods are of equal quality. If you are looking for high-quality beans for making extract at home, you've found the right page.

Slofoodgroup is your trusted supplier for premium quality, Grade B vanilla pods in bulk or by the bean

All vanilla beans are in stock and ship directly from our registered food manufacturing facility located in sunny Sarasota, Florida. We have been selling vanilla beans and spices online since 2014! Click here to see what customers are actually saying

A variety of vanilla beans for making extract at home

Choose from your favorite extraction grade vanilla beans from a wide variety of vanilla for making vanilla extract from scratch. For an outstanding level of floral flavor complexity, try our Tahitian extraction grade vanilla beans. If you are looking for a more traditional vanilla flavor, take a look at our Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans.

Homemade vanilla extract is better than store bought vanilla extract because

  • It is made with love can you local grocery store say that?
  • you control the ingredients, how much of, what type and how it is made is purely up to you. The only thing we recommend is that you follow the basic guidance for ratios when making vanilla extract. Single fold vanilla extract has a minimum vanilla bean ratio of .83 ounce of vanilla bean to every one cup
  • sugar or no sugar you control what goes into the product. As a vanilla extract manufacturer, vanilla extract is commonly made with sugar or other sweeteners. Sweeteners are used to lessen the alcohol profile and bring out the natural sweetness of the vanilla. Not everyone wants this and when making your own vanilla flavor you decide
  • great for gifting, making vanilla extract with real vanilla beans is simple and fun to do with friends and family


About our extract grade B vanilla beans and what to expect when shopping for vanilla beans

The average size for all counted vanilla beans is 14 cm or less or less in length. Larger weighted sizes may contain larger or smaller vanilla beans. Depending on the crop and its availability year to year, season to season vanilla does vary in shape in size.

If you are expecting a certain number of vanilla beans, please purchase by the each. This will ensure you receive the number of beans you are looking.

Still have questions, head on over to our FAQ page for answers to this and other common questions.

Not sure whether to purchase vanilla beans by count our by weight? Pop on over to our FAQs for an answer to this common question and more. Need some glass bottle for your next vanilla extract adventure? Smaller bottles, large bottles and more can be found in our kitchen tools section.

Enjoy making homemade vanilla extract with quality vanilla bean choices from Slofoodgroup. If you are looking to buy grade B vanilla beans in bulk, contact us directly with your inquiry. We would love to help!

How do to use grade b vanilla beans for making vanilla extract

How to make vanilla extract in six easy steps by reading the recipe that comes right on the package

  • Chop, split, scrap or cut your vanilla beans. We like cut into small pieces but you do as you like
  • Measuring your alcohol. Be sure to use the recommend amount of alcohol with your recipe. This will ensure you have the correct amount of vanilla beans to liquid. If you wish to make double fold vanilla simply double the amount of vanilla beans to alcohol
  • Combine vanilla beans and alcohol in a tight fitting resealable bottle or jar and close the lid tightly.
  • Shake the mixture well and continue to shake weekly for a minimum of 90 days
  • Once fully aged strain your vanilla through a coffee filter, cheese cloth or other suitable filter and bottle for use
  • Label, store properly, and most of all enjoy

Still not sure how to make your own vanilla extract with vanilla beans? Check out this short video for help.

Now that you have made vanilla extract with your vanilla beans how do you store it?

Vanilla extract is so easy to store we can answer this question in one sentence. Always store in a cool dark place such as your pantry or cupboard away from direct sunlight.

Wondering how long your vanilla extract will last once you have made it? Vanilla extract can last for years. It is made with alcohol so do not worry about the shelf life.

Are grade b vanilla beans better for making vanilla extract? The answer is quite complicated but generally yes from a technical perspective. This is because extract grade vanilla is lower in moisture content. Some users may simply prefer to work with the higher moisture content gourmet quality vanilla beans.

Gourmet vanilla beans are generally blemish free, easier to work with and at times may make for a more enjoyable experience. See how easy it is to split and scrap a grade A vanilla bean


Vanilla from Madagascar is available in both grade A vanilla beans , grade B vanilla beans, and whole ground vanilla bean form.

Shop all of you vanilla bean, spice and flavor needs with Slofoodgroup. The finest in gourmet flavors online. We deliver global flavors and guarantee the quality of our products each and every time you shop with us. 

Need a recipe for making homemade vanilla extract using rum, bourbon, or vodka? We've got you covered!