Live Superfoods Vanilla Bean Powder, Organic, 2 oz
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Verified
For the demanding purist, we have developed a unique method for milling gourmet quality vanilla beans which captures and intensifies the rich flavor profile of fresh and fragrant vanilla beans. Sourced from Papua New Guinea. 2 oz in resealable package. Prefer whole organic bourbon vanilla beans? Learn more here.
Live Superfoods Ground Vanilla Bean Powder, 2 oz
Nothing equals the complex aroma and dark, robust flavor of organic vanilla beans!
For the demanding purist, we have developed a unique method for milling gourmet quality vanilla beans. This method captures and intensifies the rich flavor profile of fresh and fragrant vanilla beans. Pound for pound, our ground vanilla bean powders are more potent than vanilla beans.
Ideal for baking, vanilla bean powder can withstand heat better than extracts. It's easy to use, economical, and waste free. Blend it with your favorite sugar for a delightful vanilla sugar or use it for savory applications in sauces and rubs.
Vanilla Is Used To:
- Flavor foods, beverages, and medicines
- Scent perfumes and other body care and household products
- Promote sexual arousal
- Decrease anxiety
- Reduce nausea
No preservatives, artificial flavors, additives or colors
USDA-certified organic, raw, Kosher, vegan
Vanilla beans are native to tropical areas and have been cultivated for both their flavor and their healing properties since Meso American times. The Totonaca people of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, probably the first to cultivate vanilla, continue to revere it as a sacred plant given to them by the gods. The Mayans, and later the Aztecs, used vanilla as an essential ingredient in their famous chocolate drink, Chocolatl, and it is still used to flavor many chocolates.
There are many species of vanilla thriving around the world; about 110 species have been catalogued since the discovery of vanilla. The plant that produces the vanilla bean is an orchid. The family to which the species belongs is Orchidaceae, one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. There are 700 genera in the family Orchidaceae and approximately 20,000 species. Orchids are best known for their beautiful flowers, which are economically valuable to the horticultural industry. However, vanilla is the only genus that has economic importance as a food source.
Of the 110 varieties of vanilla, only two types are used commercially: Bourbon and Tahitian.
Bourbon vanilla, or Vanilla planifolia, originated in Mexico (vanilla's birthplace). Bourbon vanilla cuttings were taken in the 1800s and grown by the French in large plantations in Reunion, then known as the Ile de Bourbon. Bourbon vanilla has the familiar vanilla flavor we have come to know and love in ice cream and flavored desserts and drinks.
Today, vanilla is used not only as a flavoring in foods, beverages, and medicines but also as a fragrance in perfumes and other scented products, from body care to candles and air fresheners. It has long been credited with aphrodisiac qualities, and recent research has shown the effectiveness of its scent in increasing arousal in mature men.
As a medicine, vanilla has been used for centuries as a stimulant as well as, paradoxically, a treatment for hysteria and nervousness. The fragrance of heliotropin a sweet, vanilla-like scent has now been shown to reduce anxiety in patients undergoing medical procedures such as MRIs and CAT scans. Vanilla has historically been used as a calmative to overcome nausea, and its scent recently has been found to reduce intake of sweet foods.
2 oz in resealable package