Bourbon vanilla has a traditional flavor and is the most popular type of vanilla. Bourbon vanilla from Papua New Guinea (PNG) comes from the fruit of an orchid variety called Vanilla Planifolia and is rich in the natural organic compound called vanillin. Bourbon beans have a creamy, sweet, smooth and mellow flavor. Use Bourbon vanilla for applications that require a traditional vanilla flavor.
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Grade B Tahitian vanilla beans (also called extract beans) contain significantly less moisture and are less attractive. They are much smaller and contain many imperfections (splits and cracks), unlike our premium Grade A beans. Don't worry though, because the flavor isn’t in the appearance. These beans will work just fine in your homemade vanilla extract, but are not ideal for baking or cooking with. Tahitian vanilla aroma is flowery, fruity and anisic with a smooth flavor. They are often decribed as smelling like licorice, cherries, or wine.
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