Gourmet Madagascar Pompona Vanilla Beans

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Rare and elusive, often called the Mexican cure, Pompona vanilla beans from Madagascar

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Pompona vanilla pods, a species of vanilla orchid long forgotten but now sought after by vanilla enthusiasts when making vanilla extract. Known for its larger than average size, Pompona vanilla beans these vanilla are definitely the king of vanilla. A leather like pod gives way to an immense amount of vanilla seeds and higher than average vanillin content. Often times referred to as the Mexican cured Madagascar vanilla, these vanilla beans are not blanched in water to kick start the enzymatic process. The higher water content of these vanilla beans makes sun curing vs. water curing the ideal method in order to reduce water content, intensify aroma, and stabilize the vanilla. 

A rare but not forgotten vanilla species

Vanilla pompona has recently made a come back after decades of decline. Now this vanilla can be found being used to make everything from vanilla extract, ice creams, body scrubs and more. In our shop you will find these beans and many others vanillas to choose from for all your cooking and baking needs.

Pompona vanilla from Madagascar is not a pure Pompona bean but rather a hybrid of Pompona and Planifolia vanilla that happened after many decades of these orchids growing side by side. This is very similar to how Tahitian vanilla came about and was discovered growing in the wild in Tahiti. 

How to use vanilla pompona

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.  


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01/25/2022
Rob M.
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The Best Ice Cream

Here’s my hack. I used 1/2 bean to make a cup of simple syrup with some good rum. Then I bought a 1/2 gallon of boring Safeway brand “French Vanilla” ice cream. Using a dinner knife, I poked 6 holes in top of the ice cream going all the way down to the bottom of the container. In each hole I poured in a tablespoon of my rum Madagascar Pompona vanilla syrup. Its called Eliza Doolittle Vanilla Ice cream.

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*Disclaimer: this vanilla calculator is solely meant for informational purposes and not meant as legal guidance, representation or otherwise. By using this calculator, you acknowledge these limitations. No warranty is expressed or implied. We do recommend using the calculate by weight of vanilla beans function rather than by count for more accurate results. Vanilla beans do have many natural size, length and weight differences.The count feature will specifically not be accurate for vanilla beans from Peru, Costa Rica, or Tahiti due to the naturally larger characteristics of these vanilla beans and limitations of this tool. THE USE OR RELIANCE OF THIS CALCULATOR IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. For more information about making vanilla extract and vanilla extract formulations, please consult a legal professional and the FDA code of federal regulations 169.3 definitions . Please use this tool accordingly.