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The vanilla market concentrated in Madagascar (85% of the world production) has been experiencing significant tension since 2015. In more than a year, vanilla beans have reached USD 400-450 per kilo (compared to 60-80 US$/kg in 2015 and 30 US$/kg in 2012).

Despite the commitment of the market for sustainable vanilla, We observes that those prices are getting close to the point where end users will consider switching to lower cost alternatives. Speaking with FoodIngredientsFirst, Ognibene-Lerouvillois of Prova, said: “It is naïve to believe that demand will remain unchanged no matter how high vanilla prices rise to. The last time vanilla bean prices got this high in 2002-2004, the global demand for vanilla beans decreased by 40-45% setting the stage for many years of unsustainable low prices to go back to the pre-crisis demand. However, although the sharp price rises are almost as steep as those seen a decade ago, for its part the context is very different.”

Because of the large number of players focusing their purchase on green vanilla beans (as an effort to guarantee a stable rate of vanillin, and avoid contamination), this leads to creating a huge pressure on the green vanilla over a short period of time, therefore translating into prices going through the roof for the cured vanilla.

“In addition, there is a strenuous effort to keep the market as high as possible at the moment,” explains Ognibene-Lerouvillois, “At this stage of the market, people who have made commitments to high prices do not want to see prices falling in the next few months. Even though we all know that such prices are unrealistic and they will be possibly responsible for “killing the demand” in the future. Unfortunately, on the ground there are more sellers than buyers, but prices are still at abnormal levels.”

Planifolia Vanilla Beans
All beans come in a vacuum Pack
20 Beans $40.00


Planifolia Vanilla Beans
All beans come in a vacuum Pack

5 Beans $15.00
10 Beans $20.00
20 Beans $30.00






Vanilla beans in its own extract
$30.00 Each
10 vanilla beans
Planifolia (PNG) in is own extract
the best way to preserve your vanilla

Certified Organic Vanilla Extract 2 Fold
250 Ml. $30.00

Madagascar Pure Vanilla Powder
24 Gr. $10.00

Vanilla Sugar
250 Gr. Organic cane sugar blend & infuse with Vanilla beans
$9.00 Each



How to use a vanilla bean

The entire bean is filled with flavor and, in fact, the pod has more flavor than the seeds. You can cut the bean and use a portion at a time or you can use the whole bean, depending on the depth of flavor you wish. To cut open a bean, lay it flat on a cutting surface. Holding one end of the bean to the surface, carefully slice the bean open lengthwise. When you separate the bean, thousands of tiny seeds are exposed. By cutting the bean open before placing it in a liquid, more of the surface of the bean is exposed, and the greater the flavoring properties. You can scrape the seeds from the pod before removing the bean if you choose.
1 whole bean = 1ts pure vanilla extract or 1ts vanilla paste

How to Make Vanilla Extract
commercial vanilla extract usually has simple syrup (sugar water) added to the extract to give it a sweet aftertaste. You can do this if you want, but if you are using the vanilla for baking, there really is no need.

5 vanilla beans
200 ml. vodka


1 Use clean kitchen scissors or a sharp paring knife to cut lengthwise down each vanilla bean, splitting them in half, leaving an inch at the end connected.
2 Put vanilla beans in this bottle with is cork.
Cover completely with the vodka.
3 Give the bottle a good shake every once in a while. Store in a dark, cool place for 2 months or longer.
Lasts for years. You can keep topping it off with vodka once in a while as you use it, just remember to give it a good shake.
You can also make vanilla sugar by putting a split vanilla bean into a jar of white, granulated sugar. Great way to infuse the sugar with vanilla flavor for baking.

You could do the same with Cinnamon...

Vanilla Powder

Maison Cote pure Madagascar ground vanilla is made from top quality dried and ground Madagascar vanilla beans. This is 100% pure ground vanilla – there are no additional sugars or additives. Ground vanilla beans are the only ingredient in this premium product.

Pure ground vanilla is ideal for liquid-sensitive recipes (such as icings and melted chocolate) where a small amount of additional liquid can create problems. Ground vanilla imparts the rich, subtle taste of pure vanilla to foods and beverages. The coloring and texture of ground vanilla is especially well suited to ice-cream, crème brulee, custards and other desserts.

This product is also alcohol-free and provides a strong flavoring alternative to those who cannot use vanilla extracts due to the alcohol present in extracts.

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of extract.

Be aware that not all vanilla powders are 100% vanilla beans. Many other vanilla powders contain unnecessary sugars, flavourings and additives. If you are seeking quality, insist on 100% pure ground vanilla.

A good visual tip Vanilla powder is dark brown not beige

- 100% pure ground Madagascar vanilla beans
- No sugars or additives
- Alcohol-free

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