This pure natural vanilla extract is made from the highest quality of Bourbon vanilla beans. The beans predominately come from Madagascar (about 75% of vanilla originates from Madagascar) and the rest comes from the West Indian islands of Reunion and Comoro. Most experts consider Bourbon extract to be the most premium of all pure vanilla extracts.
These vanilla beans are put through an exclusive Whol-Bean™ extraction process that produces maximum flavor and protects the hundreds of delicate flavor notes found only in vanilla. This one-of-a-kind method provides the rich, strong, pure vanilla character and ensures the highest measure of aromatic integrity and flavor profile.
The flavor profile of Madagascar vanilla is rich with a full bouquet that is delicate, sweet, creamy, and pleasant. It is single fold vanilla meaning that it contains 13.35 ounces of vanilla beans per gallon of liquid, which is 65% water and 35% alcohol. This quantity of vanilla beans is required by the US Food and Drug Administration to qualify as "single fold". It is a key ingredient for baked goods including cookies, cakes, muffins, as well as for confections and icings.
The product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. It should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity-controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life for properly stored pure vanilla extract is indefinite. After 24-36 months it may appear hazy. Mix well before using.
Note: The specifications listed above are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.