The Colorado Ecuadorian Vanilla Beans - Grade - A For Vanilla Extract Making & Baking (Retail)


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Best Price: $18.99/oz when you buy a 4oz pouch.
Bean Family: V. tahitensis
Bean Origin: Ecuador
Bean Quality: Grade A (pliable, moist, oily)
Aroma: Vanilla, fauna, nectarine
Extract Taste: Pronounced vanilla with velvety undertones of nectarines & dried fruit. 
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We are pleased to present this beautiful, very limited, sweet grade-A vanilla bean that is grown near the region Santo Domingo De Los Colorados. "De Los Colorados" refers to a local ethnic group called the Tsachila where it is the custom of men in that tribe to dye their hair with the extract of the achiote plant. The knowledge of how to extract oils from fruits dates back thousands of years in this region. 

man with hair died by achiote plant.

The predominant flavor of this beautiful vanilla bean is a bold vanilla that is sweet and and rich with tropical fruit undertones and sweet spice. The mixture of flavors is similar to nectarines, perhaps an understated hint of anise, dried tropical fruit and flora. This makes The Colorado one of the most unique vanilla experiences in the world. Perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise, given the rich, fertile and lush soils where this bean is grown. 

Landscape of Ecuador

The Colorado is the perfect vanilla bean for a sweet extract utilizing rum or vodka as its alcohol base. For cooking, the caviar of this bean is a perfect addition to homemade ice cream, fruit-based pastries, creams and frostings. It will make a vanilla sugar that is totally unique and can be converted into a powder with innumerable culinary applications. 

All VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place. Each bean is inspected individually before pouching. 

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