Vanilla Powder Premium Ground Bourbon Vanilla Beans
- Vanilla Powder made from 100% pure ground vanilla pods from Madagascar
- Highly aromatic, full of character, sweet
- For 500g or 1kg packages of ground Vanilla, please send us an email
What is Orlandosidee Vanilla Powder?
Orlandosidee Vanilla Powder is made from 100% dried Bourbon vanilla pods from the islands of Madagascar or Réunion. Only the pods from these islands can bear the name Bourbon and, therefore, their ground form as well. Before they can be ground, the pods need to be sufficiently dried to achieve the fine texture. They typically have a moisture content of around 7-10%.
Vanilla powder is particularly suitable for enhancing desserts, and in its ground form, it is easy to measure and use. Our product does not contain any additives such as maltodextrin (very light powder), sugar, alcohol, or glycerin (often included in vanilla extract). It is, therefore, a purely natural product.
While fresh vanilla pods are considered a luxury in the kitchen, they can be expensive and require skill to process. Vanilla powder made from natural ground vanilla offers a convenient alternative. It provides the complete aroma profile and imparts full flavor to your baked goods, even at high temperatures, as its aroma components are heat-resistant.
How much vanilla powder is equivalent to one vanilla pod?
A vanilla pod with a length of 16-18 cm weighs between 4-5 grams, so 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla powder corresponds to one vanilla pod.
Vanilla extract can also be replaced with our spice. In this case, one teaspoon of extract is equivalent to one teaspoon of natural vanilla powder.
Culinary uses of ground Bourbon vanilla
Ground vanilla pods are an excellent way to enhance baked goods. They impart their complex aroma to cookies, cakes, and scones. Bourbon vanilla also pairs well with spices such as cinnamon, star anise, cloves, ginger, and cardamom, expanding its versatility in recipes.
The powder adds a delightful flavor and appearance to puddings and ice cream. When it comes to natural vanilla, there is no substitute.
Gourmet chefs also enjoy using ground vanilla pods to enhance savory dishes. The aroma of vanilla unfolds best when heated, and it becomes even more intense when heated in a carrier liquid such as cream or milk.
Can you replace vanilla powder with another spice?
Yes, vanilla powder can be replaced with the Brazilian spice, tonka bean. While tonka bean offers a similar taste, it does not provide the full range of natural vanilla aromas. You can find more information about tonka bean here.
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Storage of spices
For optimal preservation, I recommend storing all spices in airtight spice jars. Herbs should also be protected from direct sunlight to prevent color fading and loss of aroma. It is essential to store them in a cool and dry place.
Content: 100% ground vanilla pods