Madagascar Vanilla Beans are essential in cook's and baker's kitchens all around the world. The island of Madagascar is known for its Vanilla Beans because of its perfect climate to grow the finest vanilla beans in the world. Madagascar Island was originally the Bourbon Islands which is why the Beans are commonly referred to as Bourbon Vanilla Beans. Each Vanilla bean is approximately 6-7" in length and contain about 1 TBSP of vanilla extract. For use in homemade vanilla extract, ice cream and vanilla sugar, Madagascar Vanilla Beans are pure heaven!
Cut bean lengthwise, scrape out the dark pulpy inside and add to recipe. Store the remainder of the pod in a jar with sugar. This will store the bean and supply vanilla flavored sugar. Use the sugar in any recipe or as a sweetener for hot beverages.