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22 Planifolia Vanilla Givrée from La Réunion IGP (from 2 Pods)

22 Planifolia Vanilla Givrée from La Réunion IGP (from 2 Pods)

PriceFrom CHF13.50

Organic Vanilla Planifolia givrée (Vanille Givrée)

Origin: Reunion island (IGP île de La Réunion)

Terroir: Saint-Philippe (Plantation Louis Leichnig)

Harvest: 2022

Curing: Scalded and sun dried

Refining: >12 months

DDM: 31.12.2025


Reunion Island is most probably the most advanced when it comes to refining vanilla and the first to study and apply different refining methods, notably to harvest at full maturation which enable extremely high vanillin content and vanillin crystals* development with age. It also respects the specifications of the IGP “Vanille de la Réunion” label, which certifies that the vanilla is grown and processed in La Réunion. The beans are typically thick, dark brown or black, extremely aromatic, oily, with supple fruity aromas and caramel notes. Excellent in desserts as well as meat dishes, notably duck and lamb, these beans are better incorporated at the very last stage of cooking to keep the crystals* intact. Chefs and Cheffes highly appreciate this vanilla for its powerful aromas and rarity.


* 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 +- 16 cm for an average weight of 3.5 g. A kilo is about 285 beans.

Moisture: 30%

Vanillin: +/- 4.9%

Packaging: 2 Pods or more in glass tubes or glass jars or in sachets

La Reunion island origin certified (IGP île de La Réunion)

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