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24 Planifolia Vanilla Givrée from Mauritius (from 2 Pods)

24 Planifolia Vanilla Givrée from Mauritius (from 2 Pods)

PriceFrom CHF13.00

Organic Vanilla Planifolia givrée
Origin: Mauritius

Terroir: Tamarin (Plantation Mikhailova)

Harvest: 2022

Curing: Scalded and sun dried

Affinage: >12 months

DDM: 31.12.2025

Mauritius Island vanilla is a bit similar to Reunion island vanilla, a planifolia, refined the traditional "Bourbon" way, with strong flavors and typically thin, brown or black, extremely aromatic with supple aromas of fruit, caramel and honey. The vanillin content is also among the highest and it is not rare to see some more vanillin crystals* (frost) still forming. Excellent for desserts and creams as well as fish or meat dishes, notably duck and lamb.


* Vanillin crystals is the natural end expression of the benzenoid crystal that matures inside the pod. Within properly cured vanilla pods vanillin functions as an important conservative, and its content should be high enough before curing and refining in order to stimulate natural immune resistance to mold and create delicious dark fragrant vanilla smell and flavours.


Vanillin crystals are a natural concentrate and a sign of excellent quality of the vanilla pods. You can recognise them as they shine in the light and look like white spines or literally shiny sharp glass-like tiny “diamonds” of vanilla, such as the THC residue on excellent marijuana plants.


When vanilla pods have this high vanillin content they can be kept for years under excellent storage condition, in glass tubes or glass jars well protected from light. Crystalline beans also have an amazing and powerful smell and tend to dry out over time so the smell and flavor packs into the plant matter but does not diffuse aromatically through the air without interaction or extraction. The flavor literally soaks deep into the skin and seeds and retains inside the pod.

Beans measure +- 18 cm for an average weight of 3 g. A kilo is about 330 beans.

Moisture: 30%

Vanillin: 2.44%

Packaging: 2 pods or more in glass tubes or glass jars or in sachets
Mauritius origin certified

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