What are Vanilla Beans?

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They are a long pod from which natural vanilla is produced. You can buy them at some health food shops.

Also they are from the flower, Orchid.
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How much vanilla extract equals one vanilla bean?

Answer . Using a good quality Vanilla Extract one teaspoon (5ml) will provide the same flavour as one bean. Beware of Vanilla Essense which is not made from Vanilla Beans. For more Vanilla info browse to www.reunionfood.co.nz

What is vanilla?

Vanilla is an extract of the vanilla bean in alcohol. The vanilla plant is a relative of the orchid, and originally, all extract was made from beans grown in Madagascar, but in recent years, Mexican vanilla has become more popular. Most vanilla flavoring, however, is not vanilla but vanillin, a s (MORE)

Can you substitute vanilla extract for vanilla beans?

Yes you can and unless it is recipe that's main ingredient is vanilla bean, most people will not be able to tell the difference. As a matter of fact, most people can't tell the difference between pure vanilla extract and imitation that costs a LOT less.. I use 1 teaspoon of extract for 1 pod of van (MORE)

What does vanilla do?

Vanilla flavors. It is derived from orchids. The name comes from a spanish word "vanilla," which means little pod.

How do you make a Starbucks vanilla bean frappuccino?

Put the appropriate amount of ice in a blender. Whole milk up to the first line on the cup, pour in blender. Appropriate amount of Vanilla Bean Powder scoops. Then however many pumps of Creme Frappuccino base needed....... then blend...

How many vanilla beans in a kilogram?

Vanilla beans average 5"- 7" inches in length so there are approximately 140-170 vanilla beans per pound. One kilogram would therefore contain approximately 300 - 375 beans.

When are vanilla beans in season?

Vanilla vines flower in the spring and after pollination will be harvested in approximately nine months. Assuming that pollination occurs between March & May the beans can be harvested between December & February

What is vanilla for?

The vanilla is for to give it some flovour in the food. coz somrtyms it can taste boaring:L So there yhu go :)

When are vanilla beans harvested?

Vanilla vines flower in the spring and after pollination will be harvested in approximately nine months. Assuming that pollination occurs between March & May the beans can be harvested between December & February

Is it possible to grow vanilla beans in northeast America?

It is possible if you were able to faithfully reproduce the conditions they grow in naturally. The Horticultural domes in Milwaukee Wisconsin have been able to get vanilla orchids to bloom but they haven't borne any fruit as of yet Bear in mind however that all commercial attempts to cultivate va (MORE)

Where were vanilla beans from?

Vanilla is derived from orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants ans are grown around the world in Madagascar, Reunion, e (MORE)

Where is the vanilla bean grown?

vanilla is grown in Mexico it is the third most expensive spice in the world vanilla comes from the Latin word vagina vanilla means little sheath in Spanish because the pods resembles the sheath vanilla is grown in a warm climate and is used for sweet stuff

What is a vanilla bean?

Vanilla beans are contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants and are grown around the world i (MORE)

Does vanilla come from a bean?

Yes. Vanilla is derived from the beans contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants and are gro (MORE)

What does vanilla bean look like?

"Cured" vanilla beans that are ready to use will be very dark brown, 4-8" long, 1/4-3/8" wide, flexible, and have a slightly "sticky" feel.

Is a vanilla bean a fruit?

Yes, anything that is part of a fruiting body (it is a seed pod) is considered a fruit.. It is a legume fruit.. Vanilla pods are the ovary of an Orchid, this makes them botanically fruits. (Orchids are not legumes but the terms pod and bean are used for both legumes and vanilla thus causing confus (MORE)

What plant family is vanilla bean in?

Vanilla is derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants ans are grown around the world in Madagascar, Reunion, e (MORE)

Where can you buy vanilla beans in Toronto ON Canada?

I was tring hard to find Vanilla Beans in Toronto but was very difficult to locate a store. And in some stores, although I found Vanilla Beans, they were sky rocking costly. Later, I found this online store from India http://spicesonline.info/indian-spices/vanilla-p-622.html I got excellent qu (MORE)

When does the vanilla bean gain its scent?

The vanilla bean/pod doesn't pick up a distinctive scent until the bean has ripened and been fermented. During fermentation the beans chemical compounds in the bean breaks down and forms new compounds. There are supposedly more than 500 chemical compounds found in the bean. The most recognized compo (MORE)

How do you make vanilla bean frosting?

Blend the softened butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer to create a smooth frosting. If you prefer not to use a vanilla bean, increase the extract to 1 1/2 teaspoons

Do you need to refrigerate vanilla bean paste?

Not a definative answer but I just read many reviews of vanilla bean paste and all talked about keeping it on the shelf or in the pantry. I just bought my first bottle yesterday so I was also wondering as to storage.

What plant produces vanilla bean?

Vanilla beans are harvested from orchids of the genus Vanilla (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants ans are grown around the world in Madagascar, R (MORE)

How do you use a vanilla bean?

Take a fresh vanilla bean and cut it all the way from end to end along its length. Be careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Then run the knife along the inside surface of the bean to collect all the tiny seeds. These seed can now be added to any baking recipe eg: cupcakes, cakes, (MORE)

How do you use fresh vanilla beans?

"Fresh" vanilla beans is a misnomer - in order to produce the vanilla smell, vanilla beans must be dried and cured, turning them from green to black. (Similarly for black peppercorns. Cocoa beans also go through a similar process). I assume it is a "dried and cured" vanilla bean which you have, s (MORE)

Where can you buy vanilla beans?

you can buy them retail in big cities or on internet check the link. Nakedsweetshop.com-Toronto based gourmet vanilla company

Can you freeze vanilla beans?

Storing vanilla beans in the freezer or refrigerator will add moisture to the beans causing them to mold and or harden. Store them in a dark cool place in an airtight container and they will last you a couple of years!

Where Can you buy Vanilla bean cheesecake?

TGI Friday's keeps it on the menu. They get it from The Cheesecake Factory, so of course you can get it there too. Both charge way too much. If anyone has cheaper suggestions, I'd love to hear them!

How do you remove mold from vanilla beans?

Light mold can be removed from vanilla bean pods by gently scrubbing under running lukewarm water, drying with kitchen towel, then wiping with alcohol (e.g. vodka) to remove any traces.

Does vanilla ice cream have vanilla beans?

Yes, all ground up. Those are the tiny brown specks you see in high-quality vanilla ice cream. I say "high quality", because only very expensive brands of vanilla ice cream use real vanilla, which is quite expensive. Most use imitation vanilla extract, which is much cheaper, though the flavor is goo (MORE)

What does a vanilla bean symbolize?

Vanilla beans are contained in the seed pods of orchids (making it the only fruit bearing member of the orchid family) of the genus Vanilla which was originally native to Mexico. Vanilla planifola, Vanilla tahensis, and Vanilla pompona are the three major variants and are grown around the world i (MORE)

What is vanilla beans made from or of?

Vanilla beans are the seed pods of a type of orchid. The tiny little specks in foods that use vanilla bean as a flavoring are the individual seed from inside the pod.

Who first used the vanilla bean?

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Where are vanilla beans more commonly grown?

The majority of vanilla beans are currently grown on the coast of Mexico and parts of India. However, 95% of products are flavored with artificial vanilla and not the vanilla bean.

What types of products might one find Vanilla Bean Noel?

The Bath and Body Works company is the company that produces some unusual products for use in bathing and general pampering. The Vanilla Bean Noel is one of those types and they used it for making bath lotion as well as soap and shower gel.