100% PURE Mexican Vanilla Extract is the real deal. Vanilla Beans are grown all over the world, but originally came from areas in Mexico and Guatemala, thus making the Mexican Vanilla beans long in tradition and flavor. Mexican Vanilla Beans can be used in any recipe calling for Vanilla Extract, but it is especially good in making cakes, biscotti and frosting. It has a sweet and woody spice flavor and is the perfect ingredient for whipped creams with a nice vanilla overtone. Remember, one tablespoon of vanilla extract is equivalent to one vanilla bean, so it is easy to substitute for OUTSTANDING Vanilla flavor that may call for Vanilla Beans. Enjoy the flavor of Mexican Vanilla Extract.