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Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste - 4oz

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Pure vanilla with natural vanilla bean seeds in a unique, convenient, paste form that adds a gourmet appearance to any recipe. The paste is obtained by cold-extracting the essence of the bean and blending it with vanilla bean seeds along with sugar, water and natural thickener.  Substitute one tablespoon of paste for one bean to add tons of vanilla specks to your creme anglaise or ice cream.

Vanilla beans, traditionally grown in Madagascar and Indonesia are harvested from the only edible fruit-bearing orchids known.  Each flower, open only once in its lifetime, must be hand-pollinated to produce a pod that will eventually become the vanilla bean.  A labor intensive three to six month curing process is required in order for the pod to develop its fullest flavor.  About five pounds of harvested pods produce only one pound of cured pods.  Nielsen-Massey uses its exclusive cold-process method to extract the essence from select pods, the finest obtainable, producing rich and delicious flavor that is the best we've found.

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Country of Origin Madagascar
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