Vanilla beans New Caledonia L

Ouvéa, Maré, Lifou, South Grande-Terre Notes : Powdery

Vanilla has been cultivated on the island of Lifou since the middle of the 19th century. Today, this vanilla is still produced on the Loyalty Islands. However, beyond Lifou, it is also grown on the islands of Maré, Tiga and Grande-Terre. New Caledonian vanilla is characterized by its long, refined brown pods. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes.

Main notes : Intensely Vanilla - Very high vanillin content !
Heart notes : Fruity, Powdery, Cocoa

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What is the New Caledonian vanilla?

It is a vanilla planifolia whose powerful flavors you will love. The New Caledonian vanilla is far from being the most famous, it is quite confidential compared to the Bourbon vanilla of Madagascar. It has a very high vanillin content that will revolutionize all your recipes. It offers the best quality/price ratio since it is necessary to use less than the other vanillas for a taste just as powerful. Here, we do not produce large quantities of vanilla, but I can assure you that the quality is there.

What is the flavor of New Caledonian vanilla?

Thearomas of New Caledonian vanilla are intense and powerful, and at the same time offer a lot of roundness. This vanilla grand cru reveals notes of caramel and candied fruits.

Harvesting New Caledonian vanilla

The harvest of vanilla planifolia is carried out only at the end of the third year after planting. After three years, the vanilla tree produces its first flowers. It is then necessary to fertilize them and then wait a few months before its magnificent pods develop and are ripe enough to be harvested. Be aware that vanilla harvested before maturity will not keep as long, it will rot quickly. Moreover, it will not have the same quality. In New Caledonia, the producers take their time to offer you excellence. When the New Caledonian vanilla beans are harvested, they follow a specific process composed of different steps: - scalding; - steaming; - drying; - refining.

How to use New Caledonian vanilla ?

New Caledonian vanilla is a treasure that will integrate all your recipes. Even if it goes perfectly with desserts, it is also perfect in savory dishes.

Our recipe ideas with New Caledonia vanilla

Shrimp with New Caledonia vanilla

Let's start this meal with a shrimp dish that you'll be telling me about. Peel the shrimp and fry them in a little butter with salt and pepper. Remove the shrimp and pour in some fresh cream mixed with the seeds of a New Caledonian vanilla bean. Heat over low heat for a few minutes so that the vanilla develops all its flavors and put the shrimp back in for a few more minutes to reheat. Simply serve in a small bowl. It's light and tasty at the same time.

Sea bass with New Caledonian vanilla bean

Fry your sea bass fillets in a pan with butter and oil until they are cooked. Set aside. Put vanilla seeds and Isigny fresh cream with salt and pepper in the pan. Let it heat up for a few minutes and then put the sea bass back into the pan. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.

Homemade vanilla ice cream

Let's end with a little sweetness with a delicious New Caledonian vanilla ice cream. Prepare a custard. Split a vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds then place it in milk for one to two hours. Heat the milk gently. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and powdered sugar. Pour half of the milk over the mixture, beat and return everything to the pan over low heat until the custard thickens (it should coat the spatula). When the custard is cold, add fresh cream and place in an ice cream maker.

The health benefits of New Caledonian vanilla

Beyond its comforting taste, vanilla is your ally in well-being. It is recognized as having many virtues. It is a natural antidepressant that soothes in the same way as chocolate. It stimulates the nervous system and improves concentration while reducing fatigue. Vanilla is rich in polyphenols, it actively fights against cell aging. It is also a natural antiseptic that can relieve bites. Good for the digestion, it is a real ally slimming, to consume without moderation.

The conservation of the vanilla of New Caledonia

I advise you to keep the New Caledonian vanilla in a dry place away from light to preserve its taste and its virtues.

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Notes : Powdery
Ouvéa, Maré, Lifou, South Grande-Terre
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Isabelle D. published the 24/08/2023 following an order made on 01/08/2023


Tout à fait conforma au descriptif

Marie-France D. published the 13/12/2022 following an order made on 01/12/2022


Produit conforme à ce que j’attendais , le prix ne me surprend pas vu la distance

Gislaine L. published the 14/10/2022 following an order made on 01/10/2022


Excellent, très bien je recommande

Laurent B. published the 30/05/2022 following an order made on 18/05/2022


On a testé une gousse pour une chantilly à la vanille: c’est dingue ! Pas besoin de fruits ou de quoi que ce soit pour accompagner, ça se suffisait en soi.

Rémi V. published the 07/05/2022 following an order made on 13/04/2022


Très interessant gustative ment

Anonymous A. published the 11/02/2022 following an order made on 27/01/2022


Très odorante

Anonymous A. published the 05/11/2021 following an order made on 22/10/2021


Vanille correcte mais on est très loin du goût vanillé très intense comme indiqué dans la description. J'ai effectué une précédente commande chez un producteur de vanille bourbon classique de La Réunion et la vanille était aussi intense que celle-ci. Bref, bonne vanille mais qui n'a rien de particulier par rapport à une classique bourbon de La Réunion et qui n'a absolument pas de goût prononcé contrairement à ce qui est indiqué. Plutôt déçu.

Anonymous A. published the 21/10/2021 following an order made on 23/09/2021


Apparence petite pas belle déjà un peu sèche

Anonymous A. published the 15/09/2021 following an order made on 18/08/2021


ok ok

Anonymous A. published the 08/09/2021 following an order made on 17/08/2021


Très belle découverte. Je recommande