Peek Inside a Grade A Bourbon Vanilla Bean from Madagascar

Adding the specks of vanilla seeds to whipped cream, frostings, flavored butter, custards, and more gives your recipes an appealing finishing touch. Plump Grade A planifolia vanilla pods from Madagascar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Mexico are a plump variety ideal for harvesting the tiny seeds inside the vanilla pod.

The vanillin rate (the actual chemical that gives vanilla its classic flavor) is higher in this planifolia variety, having smooth, rich flavors.

Please take a moment to watch the video and see how easy it is to get the vanilla seeds from the pod.