Gourmet Papua New Guinea Vanilla, Planifolia
Well-Balanced Bourbon Vanilla Beans From Papua New Guinea
Vanilla Beans from Papua New Guinea are a high-quality Bourbon vanilla bean. Their fragrance can be described as heavy and well-balanced, with strong notes of chocolate and sweet cream butter and end notes of caramel.
Bourbon Vanilla from Papua New Guinea has proven a great choice of vanilla bean for a variety of cooking and baking projects and are especially popular for classic vanilla dishes like pastries and ice cream, and especially fruit-based applications due to pronounced floral notes. It's also perfect for more savory dishes like a Mexican mole.
Papua New Guinea is an up-and-coming region for vanilla cultivation. Both vanilla Planifolia and Vanilla Tahitentsis can be grown and purchased from Papua New Guinea.
The following is true about our Bourbon Vanilla Beans from Papua New Guinea:
- Each gourmet bean is approximately 16+ cm in length.
- They are produced in a region that produces extremely high-quality Vanilla Planifolia.
- On average, there are 120-150 Papua New Guinea Vanilla Beans in a pound.
- Every vanilla bean you purchase from SloFoodGroup will always be all natural, gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO!
A little-known fact about vanilla beans:
In 1841 a 12-year-old slave by the name of Edmond Albius resided on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and made a discovery that would change the culinary world forever. He found that the delicate vanilla orchid could be hand-pollinated. You see, up until this realization, vanilla orchids were only pollinated by a small, stingless bee called the Melipona, and some varieties of hummingbirds, which hindered global cultivation of the Vanilla beans. With Albius' discovery came greater cultivation and distribution potential.
*always store vanilla beans in an airtight container in a cool and dark place