What are Vanilla Beans?

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They are a long pod from which natural vanilla is produced. You can buy them at some health food shops.

Also they are from the flower, Orchid.
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Can you substitute vanilla extract for vanilla beans?

Yes you can and unless it is recipe that's main ingredient is vanilla bean, most people will not be able to tell the difference. As a matter of fact, most people can't tell th

How many vanilla beans in a kilogram?

Vanilla beans average 5"- 7" inches in length so there are approximately 140-170 vanilla beans per pound. One kilogram would therefore contain approximately 300 - 375 beans

When are vanilla beans in season?

Vanilla vines flower in the spring and after pollination will be harvested in approximately nine months. Assuming that pollination occurs between March & May the beans can

When are vanilla beans harvested?

Vanilla vines flower in the spring and after pollination will be harvested in approximately nine months. Assuming that pollination occurs between March & May the beans can

Where were vanilla beans from?

Vanilla is derived from orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola

Where is the vanilla bean grown?

vanilla is grown in Mexico it is the third most expensive spice in the world vanilla comes from the Latin word vagina vanilla means little sheath in Spanish because the pods r

What is a vanilla bean?

Vanilla beans are contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexi

Does vanilla come from a bean?

Yes. Vanilla is derived from the beans contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was orig

Where can you buy vanilla beans?

you can buy them retail in big cities or on internet check the link. Nakedsweetshop.com-Toronto based gourmet vanilla company

How do you remove mold from vanilla beans?

Light mold can be removed from vanilla bean pods by gently scrubbing under running lukewarm water, drying with kitchen towel, then wiping with alcohol (e.g. vodka) to remove a

Does vanilla ice cream have vanilla beans?

Yes, all ground up. Those are the tiny brown specks you see in high-quality vanilla ice cream. I say "high quality", because only very expensive brands of vanilla ice cream us

What does a vanilla bean symbolize?

Vanilla beans are contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexi