Vanilla planifolia otherwise known as Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, named after 2 islands in the Indian ocean noted for cultivating the crop. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) is by far the most popular of the 3 cultivated vanilla species - Vanilla planifolia, Vanilla tahitiensis and Vanilla pompona. Vanilla bean pods are graded after they are harvested, cured, conditioned and ready for use. The grading is based on moisture content, length of the pod and lack of dehiscence/wholesomeness of appearance. High moisture content, long, oily and dark seed pods with no splits/dehisces are given the highest grade, A, the Gourmet grade. The Gourmet grade/Prime grade/Grade A, typically has about 30% moisture content, are 4.5" or longer and 1lb contains between 100 -120 pods. The grade B beans have about 15-25% moisture content, are relatively shorter, may have some blemishes and 1lb contains about 140-160 bean pods. The cured fruit seed pod with the vanilla flavor houses thousands of tiny, black seeds. The pods and the seeds are both useful for culinary purposes. On Amzon, FITNCLEAN VANILLA is sold exclusively by Energizfitness.
- GRADE B MADAGASCAR VANILLA BEANS, NON-GMO: These are mixtures of some wholesome, some dehisce/split, some dry and short (less than 4.5") bean pods with rich aroma. On Amazon, FITNCLEAN VANILLA is sold exclusively by Energizfitness
- PROPER STORAGE PRESERVES FLAVOR FOR YEARS. If sealed in an airtight bag and in a cool, dry place, Vanilla Bean can be kept for a relatively long time, with a shelf life of at least 1yr. Thus, our beans are packed in BPA-free, FDA approved vacuum sealed bags to maintain freshness for a longer time.
- DON'T REFRIGERATE: They lose moisture and flavor on referigeration. For longer freshness, store properly as above.
- TRADITIONAL CULTIVATION: Handpicked, sun-bake cured, conditioned for months, vacuum-sealed pack and ready to be shipped to your kitchen.
- 100% MONEY BACK GURANTEE: We go the extra mile to offer the best vanilla beans to our customers. If our beans do not meet your expectations, please email us through Amazon and we will refund your purchase with no questions asked.