We are pleased to offer Tongan vanilla Beans. Purchase just 1 or many to experiment with your own, homemade vanilla extracts.
Tongan vanilla beans are often described as "bold and pronounced". They have fruity tones and are one of the most sought-after vanilla beans in the world. They enhance desserts with fruity tones or focuses, in addition to offering unique sweetness to breads and creams. Pies, danishes, fruit tarts, etc. are all improved with Tongan vanilla beans.
Only a decade ago, nearly all of the vanilla plantations in Tonga laid dormant. But thanks to efforts within the Vava'u region, 95% of the once-dormant vanilla plantations are now cultivating vanilla beans.
Tonga now has more than 300 vanilla farmers and 1400 local residents that work within the Tongan vanilla bean industry. With every purchase of Tongan vanilla beans, you are contributing to the growth of an emerging community. Remember, every vanilla bean was hand pollinated via a delicate process performed by a trained vanilla bean farmer.
These Vanilla Beans are of the highest quality and have a rich, fruity, cherry and sometimes licorice aroma. They are very oily with a strong vanilla scent. Grade B Tongan vanilla beans are usually between 6" and 7" inches long and have a dark brown color. They are often more dry than our Grade A vanilla beans and are perfect for making homemade vanilla extract. Given their brittle nature, they often cannot be cut and seeded prior to submersing them in spirits. Instead, simply break them into multiple pieces or leave the whole. Though they are dry, their essential oils are still locked in and they will produce a tasty, sweet and beautiful extract at a much lower cost.
VanillaPura vanilla beans are a regular choice for professional chefs and are used in 5 star restaurants around the world. We proudly offer some of the most sought-after vanilla beans on the market.
VanillaPura vanilla beans are all shipped vacuum sealed for freshness and should be stored unrefrigerated in a cool, dry and dark place.