How To Check The Quality Of A Vanilla Bean

“How To Check The Quality Of A Vanilla Bean?” is one of the most popular questions when buying vanilla. As vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world after saffron, you want to make sure you get the best quality for your buck. This post is to help you separate the good from the bad and ugly quality vanilla bean.

Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar is known worldwide for its premium quality. The local know-how from the growers and curers have made the reputation of this very solicited spice famous to flavour the best ice-creams, pastries, custards and many more.

The “Tie-a-knot” test!

But how do you quality-check a vanilla bean? Watch the Video on Madanilla Facebook page.

First, take the bean with your hands, and roll it between your two fingers. A good-quality bean should feel moist, fleshy and oily on your fingers. You want to see vanilla seeds on your fingers. This shows the bean is mature and of high vanillin content. Next, you want to fold the bean just like in the video. A good quality bean will not break as it is moist. You should be able to tie a know without breaking the bean. If it breaks, that’s because the bean is too dry. Do the test!

Madanilla Bourbon vanilla is guaranteed to be of premium quality to deliver rich vanillin seeds content. Go to the Shop!

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