Our Organic Vanilla Powder comes from the finest vanilla pods, pulverized into a fine powder using only vanilla pods—and nothing else. It offers the ease of vanilla extracts without the alcohol and extra liquid, so it can be used in situations where moisture levels are delicate. Easily substitute ½ teaspoon of vanilla powder for 1 teaspoon of extract, in your next recipe and experience the true convenience of this all-natural product. Be aware, that many products combine ground vanilla pod with sugars and other additives—or use artificial vanilla flavors—which add flavors and fragrances that are far inferior to this delicately processed and directly sourced product.
Vanilla orchids grow on vines that can reach up to 30 feet long, climbing and winding around trees. They originated in what is now Mexico and Guatemala, cultivated by the ancient Totonac people and given as tribute to the conquering Aztecs. Today, much of the vanilla we consume comes from Madagascar and is known as ‘bourbon vanilla’. The vanilla orchids must be pollinated by hummingbirds or a specific species of bee in order to produce the coveted pods known as vanilla beans; because of this, much of the commercial vanilla sold today is hand pollinated, resulting in its higher price. This extreme price has also forced many companies to sell artificially created products.
While the ancient Mayans believed that adding vanilla to various drinks worked as an aphrodisiac, there is not solid evidence of this. Vanilla as aphrodisiac is a common theme, however, being used in many perfumes and in many desert foods meant to lift the spirits and create a sense of contentment. In aromatherapy, vanilla is used to encourage relaxation and happiness; the scent is believed to be very comforting and soothing.
Using at Home
Organic vanilla powder is ideal for use in recipes that are sensitive to liquids, such as icings. It can be added to melted chocolate without adding unnecessary liquid. Vanilla powder is excellent for adding to drinks and custards, where regular vanilla bean may not blend in as easily. Take advantage of this versatility by incorporating it into your favorite cocktail, or as a way to easily add a irresistible layer of flavor to your next batch of only-partially-homemade sweets—like s’mores!
Our ingredients are sourced from the highest quality growers around the world, with consistent and large production quantities available. Whatever your needs, you've found a partner dedicated to providing quality ingredients that make your business stand out, with a level of service that you can rely on.
All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.