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X18A Planifolia Vanilla Gourmet from Tanzania (by kg)

X18A Planifolia Vanilla Gourmet from Tanzania (by kg)

PriceFrom CHF292.00

Organic Vanilla Planifolia Gourmet (by kg)

Origin: Tanzania

Terroir: Kagera, Morogoro

Harvest: 2023

Curing: Scalded and sun dried

Affinage: >6 to 12 months

DDM: 31.12.2026


Vanilla is a fledging addition to the country's agricultural industry and provides a key source of income to rural farmers who have relied on cash-crop coffee farming for decades. The flowering orchids are cultivated in Kagera, Morogoro and villages lying in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro. The tropical climate and fertile soils are ideal for the Vanilla species, and the northeastern regions of Tanzania are rich with fertile volcanic soils and enjoy plentiful rainfall. Tanzania vanilla beans are creamy with buttery, spicy and woody undertones, is full of flavours and high in vanillin which crystallise* with age, and it adding sweetness and a delicate fragrance to baked goods, as well as enhancing smokey sauces, tangy vinaigrette, spicy curries, rich stews and creamy seafood dishes. The beans are also perfect for vodka- and white rum-infused vanilla extract and smoothies and health drinks, as in coffee and cocktails.


* 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.


Pods measure from 15 to 21 cm for an average weight of 5gr. A kilo is about 200 beans. 

Moisture: +-34%

Vanillin: +- 4.3%

Packaging: in 1kg uv-airbag

Tanzania origin certified


Price *FOB (without transport). **DAP (with transport) and ***DDP (with transport + import duty) prices are confirmed at the time of order as per actual transportation cost.

For order above 30 kg please send us your request by email at

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