Pompona vanilla is used just like any other vanilla bean such as vanilla planifolia or vanilla tahitensis. To use these vanilla beans for baking, just slice the pod down the center and scrap the inner seeds to add to your favorite recipe. To use for making vanilla extract, we always recommend following the standard ratio as prescribed by the FDA.
What is vanilla Pompona?
Pompona vanilla is a species of vanilla native to Peru, Mexico and other parts of South America. Recently it has been found growing in Costa Rica, Madagascar, and even Florida. Unlike its native Mexico and Peru most vanilla that is sold commercial is hand pollinated. It is a member of the Orchidaceae orchid family.
About these Pompona type vanilla beans from Madagascar
- Average size of vanilla beans are 14 - 16 cm (these are available for counted variations) up to 22 cm for weight variations. Vanilla is agricultural product that value is based weight
- Pompona vanilla is thicker than other varieties of vanilla
- Oily with notes of ripe plums, dark chocolate, and hints of cherry
- Limited annual stocks